Our Telling Tales Festival Events would not be possible without the tireless work of our volunteers. Join the Telling Tales team and help us bring our festival to life!

Current Volunteer Positions

  • Poster and Bookmark Distribution Volunteer

    August 5, 2024 - August 11, 2024
    Hamilton
    We are seeking volunteers to drop off our posters and bookmarks within a geographical area during the week of August 7th. Each of these shifts includes that August 7th date, but there is flexibility in when things are distributed. This may include local bulletin boards, dropping off certain amounts at community partners, or leaving a few at your favourite coffee shop in your given region. This role involves movement across a given area of the city with fairly hefty posters and bookmarks. Please note that a vehicle is not necessary in order to perform this role.
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Sales and Fundraising
  • Admissions Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    We need friendly and outgoing volunteers to help our Festival-goers into the park. In this role, you will scan codes on provided devices and direct visitors through the Main Entrance of the Royal Botanical Gardens.
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services
  • Merch Table Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Our Merch Table is located within our Rose Stage Tent, and gets a perfect view of our headliners throughout the day! This role involves selling our Telling Tales branded items to guests throughout the day. This role involves minimal movement and can be done from a seated position. It is in a large tent in the shade.
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Sales and Fundraising
  • Festival Set-Up Volunteer

    September 20, 2024 - September 20, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    You will be working with volunteer leaders at the RBG to get everything ready for the start of the day! You will be assigned jobs on arrival.
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Set-Up / Take Down, Event Planning
  • Festival Take-Down Volunteer

    September 22, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    Festival Take Down is a critical role and we need volunteers to help pack up books from book swap; take down tents and signs; retrieve supplies from the stages and return materials to the truck [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Set-Up / Take Down, Event Planning
  • Check-In Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We are looking for friendly and welcoming people to meet and greet our volunteers and author/illustrator presenters at the Cherry Hill entrance of the RBG. You will locate name tags, provide volunteer tshirts, and orient people within the park as they arrive [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Welcome & Information Booth Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We are looking for super friendly, extroverted multi-taskers to volunteer at our Telling Tales booth and encourage our guests to enter contests and sign up for our newsletter, collect donations and sell our merchandise [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Sales and Fundraising
  • Main Entrance Greeter

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We are looking for super friendly, extroverted individuals who are excited to approach guests as they arrive at the main entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens. You will greet guests, scan tickets, and direct them to Hendrie Park where the event takes place [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Creative and Performing Arts, Sales and Fundraising
  • Book Swap Volunteer

    September 20, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We need volunteers to help to operate the very popular book swap. Families arrive with previously loved books and children and adults use their loonies and toonies to buy other people's treasured children's books [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Sales and Fundraising
  • Creativity Zone Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We need friendly and outgoing volunteers to help at our busy Global Garden Activity Centre. In this role, you will support Telling Tales community partners as they lead our young guests through arts & crafts and creative expression activities, as well as organizations and merchants in our Exhibitor's Grove [...]
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    Type:
    Festival & Events
    Interests / Strengths:
    Guest Services, Creative and Performing Arts
  • Workshop Assistant Volunteer

    September 21, 2024 - September 22, 2024
    Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
    We need friendly and outgoing volunteers to help at various workshops throughout the festival grounds. In this role, you will support Telling Tales authors and illustrators as they lead our young guests through hands-on, illustration & writing workshops and activities [...]
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