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Volunteers are crucial to the success of our Nuit Blanche East Danforth Hub! Sign up today to join us for this incredible opportunity! Deadline to apply is Wednesday September 21st!

We’re so excited that Nuit Blanche Toronto will be coming to East Danforth for its second time! It will take a village of passionate community members to support the East Danforth Nuit Blanche Hub from sunset to sunrise on the first weekend of October in 2022. Roles vary from Accessibility Assistants, Artist Assistants, Information Ambassadors, Project Facilitators, Social Media Ambassadors, and Ushers. Scroll down to learn more!

How to Apply

  • Complete a volunteer application, found at the bottom of this page.
  • Attend a training session in September of 2022 at St Matthew’s Clubhouse (450 Broadview Avenue) in Riverdale Park on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Volunteer Event Location

East Danforth, between Greenwood and Woodbine TTC stations.

Event Date & Time

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 7pm-7am. Shift times vary.

Pre- and post-event volunteer opportunities are also available.

Time Commitment

The volunteer commitment for Nuit Blanche Toronto is overnight (more than 12 hours) for the duration of the event. Shifts before, during, and after the event range between 2-6 hours. All 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 your event management skills ?
  • Interested in meeting new people?
  • Age 16 or older?

If you answered yes to all questions, we invite you to apply by filling out the form found at the bottom of this page!

For more information contact Nikki Cajucom, Program Manager, at

Benefits of being a Volunteer:

As a Nuit Blanche East Danforth 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 leading arts city
  • Contribute to East Danforth’s well-being
  • Earn volunteer hours towards community service

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

As an EEA Volunteer for this event, you will receive:

  • Refreshments
    • One hot meal
    • Snacks and beverages throughout your shift (lots of coffee)
  • Certificates of hours (if needed for school or community services)
  • A fun experience at one of East Toronto’s largest outdoor art events!

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 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.

Social Media Ambassadors

Social Media Ambassadors are digitally-savvy people who love to capture the magic and energy of the night, including all the art and people in attendance. Responsibilities include taking photos and videos of the hub throughout the evening, and sharing it online with our dedicated hashtag. You’ll also encourage visitors to share their experiences on their devices as well. This position is great for someone who loves to be on social media, take photos, and have fun.

Sign up to Volunteer at our Nuit Blanche 2022 Hub today!

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