Become a volunteer - Canada Day in the Capital Region

Year after year, Canada Day in the Capital Region is a great success 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.

For all sites in Ottawa and Gatineau

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).

Green Team

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


  • 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).

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).

LeBreton Flats Park (Ottawa)

Assistant to people with special needs

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

Place des Festivals Zibi (Gatineau)

Lost children attendant

  • Patrol the site in search of a missing person (parent or child).
  • Follow procedures.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).
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The Volunteer Program for Canada Day 2022 is presented by Giant Tiger.

As a volunteer of the Department of Canadian Heritage, you must be fully vaccinated to volunteer. You will need to attest to your vaccination status in Section 2 of the volunteer application form by affixing your initials and signing the form. Please note that a proof of vaccination could be required to access your volunteer site.

Apply to become a volunteer

To submit your volunteer application, download and save this form on your computer before completing it.

Once the form is completed, please send it:

By email:
By fax:
By mail:
Volunteer Centre
25 rue Eddy, Suite 100
Gatineau, QC  K1A 0M5

Volunteer application form [PDF version - 1.28 MB]

You must download and save this PDF form to your computer before filling it out.

How to download and open a PDF form

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


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

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