What the Truck?! Team Member Recruitment

Love food trucks AND volunteering? Well, have we got a role for you! As we embark on another season of food-trucking, we are also on the hunt for someone to join the team as a volunteer coordinator.

Some of the key things we need a volunteer coordinator to lead are:
– Volunteer recruitment and marketing
– Volunteer management
– Volunteer supervision on the day of events

In addition to volunteer coordination, this role is an active member of the What the Truck?! committee and would be providing input and support in all other aspects of the work we do.

If you think you’d be the perfect addition to the What the Truck?! team, e-mail us at team@whatthetruck.ca and tell us about you and what makes you awesome. If you’ve got ideas about how you could help make the 2018 What the Truck?! season the best one we’ve ever had, tell us that too! For good measure, you should also tell us what your favourite food truck item is. We will start reviewing applications as soon as they come in, but ideally would like to receive them by April 27, 2018.

Volunteer Appreciation Meal: May 28 & 29, 2016

(video: Volunteer Appreciation Meal Sunday May 29, 2016 @ Northlands, thanks to Caleng Chang, WTT organizer,  for producing)


What the Truck?! volunteers lend a hand to keep our sites clean and tidy.  We strive to leave every location we utilize as clean, (OR cleaner), than we found it.

Our Northlands event on May 28 & 29, 2016 had over 12K people tell us they were interested in coming for dinner via Facebook.  Yikes! That’s a LOT of dirty dishes.  Imagine each person eating just one serving of food and drinking just one beverage, and you can get an idea of how much garbage is produced.  And let’s be real; who only eats ONE serving when they attend a What the Truck?! event! 😉

Our volunteers work extremely hard picking up the trash, and packing up the disposables.  It is certainly not glamorous, but so necessary to make the event safe & pleasant for all in attendance.

Why would anyone pick up garbage for 4 hours?

All of our volunteers are #yegfoodtruck supporters, and each volunteer has their own favorite truck.  Our volunteers are thanked by the food trucks each shift that they help out.  Thanked with the best food on earth — #yegfoodtruck food!!

The trucks DONATE meals for our volunteers; as their appreciation for the hard work they do on their behalf.

IMG_9939 crop(PART of Saturday volunteer appreciation meal – #nomnom)

The volunteer appreciation meals for May 28 & 29, 2016 at Northlands included generous & delicious donations from the following trucks:

Calle Mexico

Canicus Catering

Crooked Fork

Cuisine on Wheels


Divine Crepes

Explore India

The Good Stuff

Jeepney Jaytee

Jimmy Poblano’s Southwest Cantina

Little Village

Meat Street Pies

Molly’s Eats

Northlands Truck 1879

Phat Tony’s

Pink Taffeta


Roots Patties

Sailin’ On

SoCal Smoothies

Soner’s Donair

Spice Rickshaw

Truckin Good Eatz

THANK YOU to our #yegfoodtrucks  for taking such good care of our volunteers.  YOUR food is why they volunteer!  Also, thank you to Northlands for the ice and water when we ran out!

If you are interested in volunteering for a What the Truck?! event, please send an email to team@whatthetruck.ca.

Our next event is scheduled for Saturday June 18, 2016 at Blatchford Field  Come on out from 4:00 – 8:00!



Volunteers: May 28 & 29, 2016 @ Northlands

IMG_9954Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29, 2016 was the first What the Truck?! food truck Extravaganza event of 2016.


When we started planning this event, (our largest so far), we knew that 40 – 50 food trucks each day for 2 days, would require an outstanding volunteer crew.



Many hands make light work; we are so grateful to the 84 helping hands we had this past weekend.  Our May 2016 volunteer crew was comprised of:

6 returning volunteers – thank you, old friends, for your continued support.

7 new volunteers – (including 2 family groups with youths) – thank you, new friends, we hope you come out again.

1 DJ- thank you DJ EK  for spinning some great tunes on Saturday.

Edmonton Food Bank volunteers – thank you to Susan for coordinating your team.


12 Red Shoe Society Northern Alberta volunteers – (including 1 family group with a youth) – thank you to Greg, Monica & Aimee for coordinating your team.

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7 St John Ambulance volunteers – we love having St John on site for the safety and welfare of all of our attendees.


3 What the Truck?! family members – if you are married or related to a WTT organizer, you are always on volunteer standby. 😉

Thank you to all the volunteers; you helped to make the 1st What the Truck?! event of 2016 a smash success.

If YOU would like to volunteer for What the Truck?! this year please send an email to team@whatthetruck.ca.

Our next event is June 18, 2016 at Blatchford Field, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  We welcome you to come out and join us as an attendee or to come out to lend a hand and volunteer.

What the Truck?! is 100% volunteer organized and executed because: #volunteeringisFUN.




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many hands make light work

SATURDAY MAY 23, 2015 at Churchill Square is going to be AMAZING!!

25 #yegfoodtrucks, and 8 of them new to What the Truck?!

10K people have responded on Facebook that they are coming to enjoy some delicious food truck food at our kick off event…that means lots of dirty dishes 😉  we like to leave any site we use for What the Truck?! events as clean OR cleaner than we found them

volunteering alone or with your friends, family, workmates or club members is a GREAT way to team build, meet new people and have fun at the same time
if you’d like to help on Saturday let me know

we will be announcing the schedule for the rest of the season very soon