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Volunteer Updates

Our next volunteer orientation session is in person!

Sunday, May 28 at 3 PM at Gage Park Bandshell

Can’t make it? Follow these steps:

1. Watch the volunteer orientation recording

2. Read along on the slide deck

3. Complete the AODA Customer Service Standard Certificate (free)

4. Fill out the volunteer application

Last updated: May 16, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

We have many volunteer positions available! Some of the positions that we are hoping to fill include the following: park and parking lot attendees, Welcome Centre volunteers, vendor and entertainment liaisons / runners, production assistants, beer garden servers and attendees (19+, must have Smart Serve), photographers, videographers, and more! Sign up and attend our upcoming orientation dates.

Anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer at It’s Your Festival! Volunteers ages 14-18 must have parental permission. Volunteers under the age of 16 must volunteer with a parent or guardian.

The festival is being held on July 1-3, 2023.

July 1 starts early at 9 AM for our special public Citizenship ceremony and reception. Volunteers who are able to join us for the ceremony will experience a unique opportunity to see a civic ceremony performed in a public setting. Politicians and dignitaries will be invited to assist with the celebration and kick-off.

July 2 and 3 start at 12 PM. Each day ends around 11 PM.

Yes, you need to be 18+ and have a valid Smart Serve to work at the Beer Garden. Smart Serve Ontario recently made it mandatory to recertify your certificate every five years. If you have not recertified yet, you have until June 30, 2023 to recertify at a cost of $29.95. We will not accept any volunteers at the Beer Garden with an expired Smart Serve certificate. If you need assistance paying for this recertification, please let us know.

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Other questions about volunteering opportunities? Contact us.