A diverse range of volunteer opportunities before, during and after Nuit Blanche Toronto are available, including Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Information Ambassadors, Behind-the-Scenes Assistants, Project Facilitators and Ushers.
Etobicoke, downtown, North York and Scarborough.
The event happens annually in early October. Shift times vary.
Pre and post-event volunteer opportunities are available.
The volunteer commitment for Nuit Blanche Toronto is overnight (more than 12 hours) for the duration of the event. Shifts before and after the event range between two to six hours. For overnight shifts, volunteers are require to attend a 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:
As a Nuit Blanche volunteer, you will:
As an active Nuit Blanche volunteer, you will:
There are no recruitment sessions at this time. Complete an online volunteer application to receive updates.
Recruitment sessions consist of an informative presentation and short interview. Once recruited and accepted, volunteers will be able to participate in any and all City-produced cultural events.
Accessibility Assistants help escort patrons who use wheelchairs and other assistive devices to the event’s accessibility area(s). They have the authority to request that other people vacate the area if they don’t need it. This position is ideal for friendly people who like to help patrons with special needs, and involves some walking.
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.
Artist Assistants help the artist and/or performer in a myriad of ways. Responsibilities include assisting with performance logistics and escorting them to the performance area. This position is ideal for people familiar with helping artists and/or performers and with some previous theatre or event experience.
Assistant Stage Managers help the Stage Managers ensure the stage runs smoothly and on schedule. Responsibilities include working directly with the performers and their handlers, and assisting with cues, set up and clean up. This position is ideal for students in theatre or technical production programs looking for real experience at large events and who are calm and assertive. This position is for experienced volunteers and requires a resume.
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.
Ushers also provide front-line, top-calibre customer service to festival visitors while they wait to view projects and ensure their successful navigation through line-ups. Responsibilities include greeting the audience and crowd control. This position is ideal for friendly people who like participating in crowd management and are willing to be assertive, but want no supervisory duties.