Become a volunteer - Canada Day in the Capital Region

Year after year, Canada Day in the Capital Region runs smoothly thanks to the precious help of volunteers.

Enjoy a fun and rewarding experience by joining our team.

Consult the list below to learn more about volunteer opportunities available to you.

Major's Hill Park (Ottawa)

Activity assistant

  • Assist the activity coordinator in preparing the activities.
  • Ensure the smooth running of activities and, if necessary, assist participants.
  • Assist in line-up control.
  • Ensure that the activity area is clean and safe.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French).

Parliament Hill and surrounding streets (Ottawa)

People with special needs assistant

  • Greet people with special needs.
  • Control access to the reserved area.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French).

Crowd management officer

  • Guide visitors to checkpoints giving access to Parliament Hill.
  • Support security personnel.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).

Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau)

Activity assistant

  • Assist the activity coordinator in preparing the activities.
  • Ensure the smooth running of activities and, if necessary, assist participants.
  • Assist in line-up control.
  • Ensure that the activity area is clean and safe.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French).

Lost children attendant

  • Patrol the site in search of a missing person (parent or child).
  • Follow procedures.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).

For all sites

Flag and promotional items distributor

  • Hand out Canadian flags or promotional items to the general public.
  • Collect and recycle empty boxes.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French).

Information officer

  • Inform visitors about Canada Day activities.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).

Water station assistant

  • Fill water bottles belonging to members of the public.
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French).

Host

  • Greet artists, other guests and caterer (if applicable).
  • Control access to the reserved area.
  • Offer refreshments and keep the premises tidy.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).

Volunteer application form

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All volunteer application forms are considered. Only successful applicants are interviewed. The selection process includes a criminal record check.

Information

Contact the Canadian Heritage Volunteer Centre by email or telephone at 819-956-2626.

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