Call for volunteers - Winterlude

A Winterlude volunteer

Take part in the flagship event of the winter tourism season in Canada's Capital Region by volunteering. Bring your versatility and good humour and live an unforgettable experience in the heart of winter! Beautiful encounters and fun times guaranteed!

Several positions must be filled, both in Gatineau and Ottawa, you will surely find one that suits you!

Snowflake Kingdom (Jacques-Cartier Park, Gatineau)

The following volunteer positions are available.

Activity assistant
  • Help the activity coordinator with any preparations.
  • Assure smooth running of activities.
  • If needed, help participants take part in activities (obstacle courses, crafts, games, etc.)
  • Make sure the activity area is clean and safe.
Snow slide assistant
  • Watch the bottom of the snow slides and ensure users' safety.
  • Help with line-up control.
  • Greet visitors in a pleasant and positive manner.
  • Inform the supervisor if any problems arise.
Ice Hog
  • 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
  • Assist the Ice Hogs when moving around and assist them in meeting with the public.
Lost children assistant
  • Patrol the site in search of parent or child according to the description.
  • Follow procedures.

Ottawa (Rideau Canal and other sites)

The following volunteer positions are available.

Activity assistant
  • Help the activity coordinator with any preparations.
  • Assure smooth running of activities.
  • If needed, help participants take part in activities (obstacle courses, crafts, games, etc.)
  • Make sure the activity area is clean and safe.
Host
  • Greet sculptors, artists and other guests.
  • Offer refreshments and keep the room tidy.
  • Greet the caterer.
  • Control access to the designated area.

Various locations

The following volunteer positions are available.

Information officer
  • Inform visitors about Winterlude activities.
  • Must be bilingual (English and French).
Promotional Ice Hog
  • Wear one of the four Winterlude mascot costumes (Papa, Mama, Nouma or Noumi).
  • Embody the mascot at various promotional activities (press conferences, media events, etc.) following procedures and instructions.
Volunteer apprentice coordinator
  • Assist the coordination team in volunteer management.
  • Must be bilingual (English and French).
  • Must be 21 years of age or older, available for a minimum of 25 hours, and undergo a selection interview.

Need more information?

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

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