Thank you for volunteering for the Festival of Trees!
Without our Festival Volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be able to run the Festival events. Our Festival Volunteers are instrumental in providing an amazing experience for the young readers and adult chaperones that attend this event.
Here is all the information you need to have a great volunteering experience at the Festival of Trees!
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The Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on May 19 at the Essar Centre (269 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON).
Please Note: The Festival happens rain or shine.
- helping out at the registration desk
- helping students load and unload from buses
- giving directional help throughout the day
- supporting programs and workshops
- changing signage
- looking after the authors/illustrator Green Room
- accompanying authors and illustrators around the site
- helping control the crowds during autographing
Full descriptions of duties will be available after May 1.
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 Festival Volunteers when possible. Festival Volunteers will have 30 minutes for lunch.
Please wear blue, if possible. Generally, we provide blue vests to Festival Volunteers and Forest committee members, though we may not have enough vests for all Festival Volunteers. We encourage all Festival Volunteers to wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing, as Festival Volunteers will be on their feet for much of the day.
The Festival has ceremonies, activities, and workshops, inside and outside.
Listed on the website you will find a detailed schedule of what is happening. Please familiarize yourself before you arrive and you will be given your posting when you arrive.
Sault Ste. Marie Festival of Trees Schedule
Please arrive on site at 8:15 a.m. There will be a meeting shortly thereafter with an OLA Staff member or Festival Volunteer Coordinator that will do a venue walk through. Please meet in the following locations:
Room to be determined
Coffee, water, and juice will be available in the Green Room (Festival Volunteer Headquarters) throughout the day. There will be a limited catered lunch brought in to the Green Room for the authors and publishers only. Please feel free to bring your lunch. You will have a break during your Festival Volunteer hours for about 30 minutes.
Download the Festival of Trees mobile app that has all the schedules and activities.
If you are willing – we would love to see your selfie with the “Festival Cam” option in the Festival of Trees mobile app tagged with #festivaloftrees! (Some Festival Volunteers will be asked to be “App Genius’” to help attendees with the app as well).
For more information on volunteering at the Sault Ste. Marie Festival of Trees, please contact: