Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Doors Open Toronto

Dates: Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28, 2017

Positions available: Information Ambassadors, Behind-the-Scenes Assistants, Mobile Information Ambassadors, Tour Guides and Walking Tour Assistants. 

Commitment: 4 hours (half-day morning shift, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, or half-day afternoon shift, 1:00 to 5:30 pm) or 8 hours (full-day shift, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm) on either May 27 or 28 or both, plus one pre-event training session and/or a few hours in the days before DOT.

Locations: throughout Toronto

Canada Day Festival

Date: Friday, June 30 to Monday, July 3, 2017

Positions available:  Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Information Ambassadors, Volunteer Captains

Commitment: shifts on June 30 to July 3 to be decided, including an evening of training on either June 22 or June 23

Location: Nathan Phillips Square in front of Toronto City Hall, and other locations in Toronto

Nuit Blanche Toronto

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Positions available: Art Guides, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Behind-the-Scenes Assistants, Information Ambassadors, Project Facilitators, Ushers, Volunteer Captains (also pre-event Artist Assistants, Information Ambassadors)

Commitment: about 15 hours, overnight from about 5:30pm on September 30 to 7am on October 1 (sunset to sunrise), plus an evening of training on September 18, 19, 21 or 22 and/or a few hours in the days before Nuit Blanche

Locations: throughout downtown Toronto

Cavalcade of Lights

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Positions available: Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Information Ambassadors

Commitment: Approximately 7 hours on December 2 from 3:30 to 10:30 pm, including an hour of pre-event training

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall

New Year's Eve

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Roles available: Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Information Ambassadors, Ushers

Commitment: Approximately 9 hours on December 31 from 3:30 pm to 12:30 am, including an hour of pre-event training

Location: Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall

Volunteer Position Descriptions

  • Accessibility Assistant
  • Art Guide
  • Artist Assistant
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Behind-the-Scenes Assistant
  • Information Ambassador
  • Mobile Information Ambassador
  • Project Facilitator
  • Tour Guide
  • Usher
  • Volunteer Captain
  • Walking Tour Assistants