Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Pumpkins After Dark!

Looking to experience Canada’s largest Halloween festival? Join us at Pumpkins After Dark as a volunteer!

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us make this event a success. Pumpkins After Dark runs from September 28th to October 31st (Thursday to Sunday) at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa.

As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and gain valuable experience in the events industry. Plus, you’ll be able to add your volunteering experience to your resume and connect with people in the community.

We have a variety of positions available in all areas:

-        Décor Team

-        Box Office

-        Ushers, Greeters & Event Ambassadors

-        Pumpkin Store & Merchandise Booth

-        Social Media/Photographer

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of Canada’s largest Halloween festival. Join us at Pumpkins After Dark! Sign up HERE

For more information on Pumpkins After Dark, visit:

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Volunteer at Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead Festival is looking for  volunteers for the following roles :

  • Receiving line
  • Merchandise sales
  • Children’s work shop station
  • Set up​
  • Take down​

Requirements for ALL our volunteers:

  • Meet the shift minimum for your area
  • Comply with our Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • Have a positive approach to customer service
  • Desire to contribute to, and be part of the festival
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Treat patrons, performers and other volunteers with professionalism & courtesy

Youth-Specific Requirements:

  • Must be 15 years of age or older 
  • Must bring your completed Parental Permission Form to Volunteer Check-In on your first shift

Volunteer Code of Conduct

As a volunteer at D.D.Festival, you are a representative of the festival when you are on festival grounds, at a festival event, and/or wearing clothing identifying you as a D.D. Festival volunteer.  D.D. Festival reserves the right to revoke on-site volunteer privileges without notice, or to prevent individuals from participating in future D.D. Festival-related events if any of the following behaviours are observed while representing the festival:

  • Checking in to the site and not reporting for a scheduled shift
  • Unreported or excessive absences
  • Repeated tardiness
  • Failure to be effective at assigned tasks
  • Inappropriate behavior or negative attitude
  • Unnecessary use of cell phone while on duty


To register please send an e mail to including the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Date of volunteering
  • Roll you are interested
  • Morning or evening schedule

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Volunteer at Writer`s Fest

We are always looking for dynamic people with a little or a lot of time to give. Our Festivals and Events would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers. We are in need of volunteers from our community more than ever so it’s the perfect time to get involved! 


If you are interested and would like to know more, please get in touch with Kira Harris at [email protected]

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Volunteer at Orleans Cork & Fork Festival!!!

Orléans Festival is excited to announce the return of the Orléans Cork and Fork Festival this November 2-4, 2023. This upscale event pairs local wines, delicious cuisine and live music for a fun night on the town close to home.

Sign up at to become a volunteer today! 

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