A variety of volunteer opportunities before, during and after Doors Open Toronto are available, including Information Ambassadors, Project Facilitators, Tour Guides and Volunteer Captains.
Multiple locations within Toronto’s boundaries.
The two-day event happens annually in late May.
A four-hour and/or eight-hour shift on one or two days, plus a two-hour pre-event training session.
Becoming a volunteer is easy. Are you:
If you answered yes, you should attend a recruitment session.
To become a volunteer, follow these simple steps:
For more information contact the City Cultural Events Volunteer Department at 416-392-9315 or email email@example.com.
As a Doors Open volunteer, you will:
To become a Doors Open volunteer, you will:
As an active Doors Open Volunteer, you will:
Information Ambassadors provide front-line, top-calibre customer service to festival visitors. They are the goodwill ambassadors who keep everyone informed. Responsibilities include helping patrons navigate the event by distributing information materials, answering questions and giving directions. This position is ideal for friendly people with good communication skills and high energy who want lots of interaction with patrons, but no supervisory duties.
Project Facilitators provide unique and varied assistance to event patrons (i.e. the public) about how to interact with the art, theatre, music or architecture projects. Responsibilities include ensuring patrons have the tools and information to interact with the project appropriately. This position is ideal for friendly people who want lots of interaction with patrons, as well as hands-on experience with the projects, with no supervisory duties.
Tour Guides lead groups through buildings using a (scripted) presentation during the Doors Open Toronto program. Responsibilities include liaising with building staff, learning facts of script, and reading all supplied information. This position is ideal for people comfortable talking to large groups and who have some previous guiding experience. This position is for experienced volunteers and requires a resume.
Volunteer Captains oversee all the volunteer activities at assigned sites. Responsibilities include managing schedules, facilitating tasks, and communicating between volunteers and staff. They ensure the volunteers have a positive festival experience. This position is ideal for people with excellent personal and organizational skills, who are exceptionally reliable, committed to volunteerism, and good at problem solving. This leadership position is only open to people who have volunteered with Toronto City Cultural Events for at least two years or have proven equivalent experience in another organization. This position is for experienced volunteers and requires a resume.