This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Toronto International Buskerfest! This event is North America’s largest street performing festival and is organized to help raise awareness and donations for children and families with epilepsy; making it both a fun and rewarding experience. Join comedians, escape-artists, sword-swallowers, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns and daredevils; over a hundred of the most extraordinary street performers on earth, as they descend upon Woodbine Park for some serious fun! Do so while also helping to raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto.
There is 1 in 100 people living with Epilepsy in our community. By volunteering, you can help make a difference.
This year, we are looking for energetic, reliable individuals who are passionate about volunteering and helping others. There are many different roles to choose from, each with their own unique learning experiences. From hospitality, to sales and business, to technology, volunteers are gaining important skills while having fun.
This is a great way to get hours and make new friends!
There are lots of positions available to meet different interests and needs, so don’t hesitate to sign up!
Job Type: Volunteer
Join over 400 volunteers and help us reach our annual goal of raising $100,000 for Epilepsy Toronto at our largest, most exciting event, Toronto International BuskerFest! We have a variety of volunteer positions available, many of which focus on fundraising and raising awareness about epilepsy. The main volunteer positions include:
Gate Ambassadors: Welcome guests, accept admission donations and raise epilepsy awareness
Festival Guides: Provide information and directions, and ensure that guests have the best possible festival experience
Epilepsy Educators: Share knowledge and break stigma about epilepsy; host games and other learning activities
Accessibility Support Volunteers: Promote festival accessibility for all of our guests
Performer Assistants: Work with the entertainment team and Buskers to ensure the performances at all stages run smoothly
Social Media/Photographers: Drive people to festival by taking pictures and using social media (be prepared to show examples).
VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO:
Attend an Orientation Session and a Training Session prior to the festival
Be 15 years of age or older
Complete a minimum of 2 shifts (about 8 hours during the 4-day festival)
Be comfortable providing customer service and interacting with the public
Be comfortable with actively working outside for the majority of your shift (4-5 hours)
Gain valuable special event and fundraising experience
Improve customer service skills
Meet new people and work with an incredible volunteer team
Support those living with epilepsy in their community at the LARGEST epilepsy awareness event in the world!
Contribute to the production of the LARGEST street performer festival in North America!
Experience talents beyond one’s wildest expectations
Receive an awesome Purple Volunteer T-shirt and snacks/drinks during their shift
To learn more about the festival, please visit www.torontobuskerfest.com