Yardbird Suite Volunteer Information 

The Edmonton Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that operates Edmonton's premier jazz club The Yardbird Suite. We are dedicated to the presentation and promotion of live local, national and international jazz music. It didn't take long for the Yardbird Suite to become the premier venue for jazz in Canada.

Our programming has enabled local musicians to play with some of the world's luminaries of jazz. In partnership with the CBC and Radio Canada, we broadcast nationally on a regular basis.

The 'Suite" currently hosts weekly Tuesday Night jam sessions as well as our regular Friday and Saturday shows. All shows are manned by VOLUNTEERS! who get to hear fantastic music, meet others who love the music, have fun and receive a volunteer pass to see a future performance at the Suite.

Our volunteers range in age from mid teens to seniors. We are always looking for new volunteer talent and we would love to have you join our team!

Volunteers at the Yardbird Suite work in these five main areas:

Kitchen: Clean glassware in dishwasher, make popcorn, bus tables during intermission, help out where ever needed.

Bar: Serve beer, wine highball drinks, coffee, tea, juice, etc. You don't need to have bartending skills and we do not make fancy drinks / cocktails.

Box Office: Sell tickets, memberships, CDs if the performing artist has brought any.

Lobby Greeter: Take tickets from patrons coming into the 'Suite' and greet people!

Transportation: Pick up musicians from airport and take to hotel, sound checks, etc. You get to meet and talk to some very interesting people!


We also appreciate help in other areas such as building maintenance, lawn cutting and other seasonal jobs, working our casino event ( every 18-24 months ), shopping, and newsletter distribution.

We'd love to have you join our team of VOLUNTEERS!
We hope you will enjoy being a part of the Yardbird Suite team as much as we enjoy seeing you down at the Suite!