Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Festival of Trees!
Applications are now closed for this year. Please check back next year for volunteer opportunities!
Are you a champion of children’s literacy? Would you like the chance to work with notable children and young adult authors plus the readers that are their fans? Have you ever been to a “rock concert” for reading? Have you heard thousands of kids screaming for books?
This is your chance – volunteer at the Festival of Trees!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL OF TREES
The Festival of Trees is an exciting event that attracts thousands of young readers. It is the culmination of the Forest of Reading, the largest recreational reading program of its kind, and celebrates Canadian authors and illustrators from across the country.
FESTIVAL DATES AND LOCATIONS
- London Festival @ Western Fair Grounds – May 11
- Toronto Festival @ Harbourfront Centre – May 15 and 16
- Toronto French Festival @ Harbourfront Centre – May 17
- French is an asset but not necessary, as many of the children attending will be English-speaking from French immersion schools.
- Waterloo Festival @ The Aud – May 18
DUTIES MAY INCLUDE
Duties may include: accompanying authors and illustrators around the site, helping out at the registration desk, supporting programs, activities and workshops, and other duties as assigned.
Shifts are 6 hours on the day of the Festival and will run from 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Duties are rotated among all the volunteers when possible. A break will be provided.
Listed on the website you will find a detailed schedule of what is happening in each city. Please familiarize yourself before you arrive and you will be given your posting when you arrive.
CONTACT INFORMATION REGARDING VOLUNTEERING
|Waterloo Festival of Trees
|Toronto Festival of Trees (English)
|London Festival of Trees
Megan Paquette, Chair
|Toronto Festival of Trees (Français)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS
For those who have committed to volunteering at the Festival, we have created a dedicated Festival Volunteer Information webpage. This is where you will find all important information regarding volunteering at the Festival. Be sure to read this webpage thoroughly!