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Volunteers are crucial to the success of Nuit Blanche East Neighbourhood Hub! Sign up today.

A diverse range of volunteer opportunities before, during and after the Nuit Blanche East Neighbourhood Hub are available, including Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Assistant Stage Managers, Information Ambassadors, Behind-the-Scenes Assistants, Project Facilitators and Ushers.

How to Apply

  • Complete a volunteer application, found at the bottom of this page
  • Attend a training session (September 26, 7-9pm @ St Matthew’s Clubhouse, Riverdale Park)

Event Location

East Danforth, between Coxwell and Greenwood.

Event Date & Time

Saturday, October 5, 2019. Shift times vary.

Pre- and post-event volunteer opportunities are available.

Time Commitment

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 2 – 6 hours. For overnight shifts, volunteers are required to attend a pre-event training session.

Becoming a volunteer is easy!

Are you:

  • interested in festivals and events?
  • want to develop or share a skill ?
  • interested in meeting new people?
  • age 16 or older?

If you answered yes, you should apply by filling out the form found at the bottom of this page.

For more information contact Adam Barrett, Program Coordinator at adam@eastendarts.ca

Benefits of being a Volunteer:

As a Nuit Blanche East Neighbourhood Hub Volunteer, you will:

  • assist at one of Canada’s leading contemporary art events
  • acquire new skills in event production
  • experience the great feeling of helping Toronto be a liveable city
  • contribute to East Danforth’s well-being
  • earn volunteer hours towards community service
  • be kept fueled with coffee and snacks to get you through the night!

To become a Nuit Blanche East Neighbourhood Hub Volunteer, you must attend an event-specific training session to learn the details of your role.

As an active EEA Volunteer, you will:

  • become part of an amazing network of enthusiastic individuals
  • receive regular updates on EEA-produced activities
  • receive recognition letters after each event
  • receive certificates of hours after each event

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Accessibility Assistants

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

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

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.

Project Facilitators

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

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.

Sign up to Volunteer today!

Nuit Blanche Volunteer Intake

  • Which pronouns do you use?
  • (we only use this for data collection purposes)
    (unfortunately because of the nature of this event, we can only accept volunteers 16 and above)
  • Do you have any accessibility needs? Coxwell station is wheelchair accessible, and the indoor area for volunteers has level access washrooms, but if there's anything else we can do to make the night barrier free for you, let us know.
  • Please list any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them. All volunteers will be given three meals over the course of the event and lots of snacks to keep us going all night long!
    We will do our best to place all volunteers in areas that they are suited to.
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