Become a volunteer - Winterlude

Important notice

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian Heritage has decided to cancel in-person programming in the National Capital Region and only maintain the National Ice-Carving Championship with an online vote for all Canadians, from coast to coast. That being said, there will be no volunteering opportunities for Winterlude 2022.

Hope to see you for the next 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)

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).
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).
Ice Hog Not available in 2022.
  • Wear a costume of one of the four Winterlude mascots (Papa, Mama, Nouma or Noumi).
  • Embody the mascot and interact with visitors following procedures and instructions.
Ice Hog assistant Not available in 2022.
  • Assist the Ice Hogs when moving around and assist them in meeting with the public.
Lost children attendant
  • Patrol the site in search of a missing person (parent or child).
  • Follow procedures.
  • Bilingualism is required (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 in line-up control.
  • 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).
Promotional Ice Hog Not available in 2022.
  • Wear one of the four Winterlude mascot costumes (Papa, Mama, Nouma or Noumi).
  • Embody the mascot at various promotional activities (media or other events) following procedures and instructions.
Volunteer apprentice coordinator
  • Assist the coordination team in volunteer management.
  • Bilingualism is required (English-French).
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, available for a minimum of 25 hours, and undergo a selection interview.

Volunteer application form

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

Information

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

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