January 15-21, 2018

Volunteer With TO DO


As a non-profit organization, we can’t exist without the skills, dedication, and hard work of our seasonal volunteers. Join our amazing team of volunteers if you’re interested in networking, design, art, event planning, and customer service. We are seeking volunteers for the following roles during Festival Week, January 16-22, 2017.

Most volunteer shifts happen weekday evenings and on weekends (both during the day and evening).

Volunteer Sign-up Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:59PM

To sign up for volunteer spots please click here.  All volunteers (except Photographers) should attend the mandatory Volunteer Training Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 6:30PM-8:30PM at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto (2nd Floor).  If  you have any questions or concerns please contact: [email protected]

Available Volunteer Roles

Volunteers are responsible for assisting staff in the execution of our events and exhibitions. A single volunteer shift may include greeting and surveying the general public.


Bartenders are SmartServe Certified and help with many of our opening receptions. A typical shift is 4 hours. Dates and times vary. Bartenders should directly contact [email protected] if interested in these positions.


Docents are representatives of the festival at participating events and exhibitions across the city. They are knowledgeable about the festival in general and are responsible for liaising with the general public. They hand out the printed Festival Guide, and also administer the festival’s Audience Survey. A typical shift is 3 hours. Dates and times vary.

Audience surveyor

Audience surveyors are paired with Docents at events and exhibitions with large audience attendance. They administer the festival’s Audience Survey by engaging with the general public. A typical shift is 3 hours. Dates and times vary.

Festival Photographers

Festival Photographers will make up a team of photographers that will act as the primary source of documentation for the duration of Festival week. Festival photographers will be responsible for documenting assigned Festival events, signage, venues, people, etc. Photographers must have their own equipment, and available to photograph at least 3 events. If you’re interested please email [email protected] with a link to your portfolio.

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