January 15-21, 2018
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
Volunteer Expression of Interest Deadline: November 24, 2017
Volunteer Shift Sign-up Launched: December 1, 2017
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. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in this position.
Docents are representatives of the Festival at participating events and exhibitions across the city. They have general knowledge about the Festival, and are responsible for liaising with the general public. They hand out the printed Festival Guide, and also administer the Audience Survey. A typical shift is 3 hours. Dates and times vary.
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.
Event registration volunteers assist with signing in guests at ticketed events with a larger audience. They also hand out the printed Festival Guide and direct guests to the event. A typical shift is 3 hours. Dates and times may vary.
Festival Photographers make up a team of photographers that will act as the primary source of documentation during 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.
Often working outside, these volunteers will assist with providing printed Festival Guides to the public within key neighbourhoods of Festival exhibitions and events. A typical shift is 3 hours. Dates and times may vary.
* Volunteers receive their Community Membership in February following the Festival if they fully complete 2 shifts, arrive on-time and uphold the volunteer Code of Ethics. That means that Festival Week benefits like a Festival Party Ticket and a 1/2 priced Symposium ticket are redeemable for the 2019 Festival.
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