Become a volunteer — Winterlude

Year after year, Winterlude 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.

Snowflake Kingdom (Jacques-Cartier Park North, Gatineau)

Snow slide assistant
  • Watch the bottom of the snow slides and ensure the safety of participants
  • Inform the supervisor if any problems arise
  • 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)

Ottawa (Sparks Street)

Photo station attendant
  • Take pictures of visitors at various photo stations
  • Assist with crowd control and help people line up
  • Ensure the photo stations are clean and safe
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French)

Various locations in Ottawa and Gatineau

Activity assistant
  • Assist the activity coordinator in preparing the activities
  • Ensure the smooth running of activities and, if necessary, assist participants
  • Assist with crowd control and help people line up
  • Ensure that the activity area is clean and safe
  • Bilingualism is an asset (English-French)
Information officer
  • Inform visitors about Winterlude activities
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French)
Ice Hog
  • Wear 1 of 4 Winterlude mascot costumes (Papa, Mama, Nouma or Noumi)
  • Embody the mascot and interact with visitors following procedures and instructions
Ice Hog assistant
  • Assist the Ice Hogs when moving around and meeting with the public
Volunteer apprentice coordinator
  • Assist the coordination team in volunteer management
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, available for a minimum of 25 hours, and undergo a selection interview
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French)

Volunteer application form

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


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

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