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Want to be a part of Vancouver’s largest visual arts event of the year? Join our volunteer team for the 25th annual Eastside Culture Crawl!


Our “Crawlunteers” are crucial to the operation of our organization—this year, more than ever. We are pleased to offer an in-person Culture Crawl experience, with safety at the forefront, as we continue to connect artists, craftspeople, and designers with the community. Now in its 25th year, the Eastside Culture Crawl offers unparalleled, intimate access for artists and the community to connect through open studio weekends, exhibits, workshops & demos, and artists talks.


2021 Festival dates are two Open Studio weekends:

November 12–14 by appointment only (Fri: 5–10pm, Sat & Sun: 11am–6pm)

November 18–21 (Thu & Fri 5–10pm, Sat & Sun 11am–6pm)


All volunteers will be required to follow recommendations of the Provincial Health Officer of BC, maintain physical distance, and wear masks. This year, all attendees must be prepared to show proof of vaccination.


Please note all volunteers must be 19+.


If you are interested and committed to following the COVID Safety protocols we have in place, please email Laura at or simply fill out the Google signup form below.

  • Connect with other extraordinary volunteers, our great artists and wonderful attendees
  • Contribute to the diversity and vibrancy of the visual arts community in Vancouver
  • Discover buildings, studios, art, artists and the art-making process in an unparalleled and intimate setting
  • Get insight into the behind-the-scenes of running an arts festival
  • Build your volunteer profile on your resume
  • Be part of a fun, engaging arts festival experience!

As thanks, you’ll receive perks such as snacks and refreshments and be entered into a draw to win great raffle prizes!

Volunteer opportunities


Duties this year include:

  • Greeting and checking-in attendees for appointments (weekend 1); verifying vaccination passports and ID (weekend 1 & 2)
  • Ensuring attendees in lineups are adhering to physical distancing protocols
  • Ensuring safety supplies (hand sanitizer) and festival materials (maps) are available to attendees

“I volunteer with the Crawl simply because I love the art and the creative people of my home town. I have met many amazing people, some of whom I now call friends! It is an amazing feeling being a part of something that is so big, and so uniquely East Vancouver.”