About Us

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Needs You!

Have you ever thought about the logistics in hosting over 700,000 Festival-goers during an 9-day international Festival promoting the spirit of Gemuetlichkeit?

Although K-W Oktoberfest Inc. (a not-for-profit community corporation) employs eight full-time staff, the Festival would not be possible without the dedication of more than 500 year-round volunteers and 1,300 community and service club volunteers to stage Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival — Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Since 1969, our constant growth and success promoting a unique German heritage experience is a testament to the thriving relationship and pride between the Festival and the community.

Become a part of an exhilarating experience and share in the spirit of Gemuetlichkeit!

We are always ready to welcome dynamic people who wish to promote Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Interested potential volunteers can submit applications anytime. However, due to K-W Oktoberfest Inc.’s application process, applications submitted after September 1st may be held until early spring for the following Festival year. Our Volunteer Coordinator will then set up an interview that allows us to connect you with a volunteer position suited to your interests and skills. We will do our best to process volunteer applications as quickly as possible.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest enjoys the involvement of many different committees.