Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Whether you’re part of an organization or just a book lover, there have always been opportunities to get involved with The Word On The Street. Read below for the best ways to be a part of the biggest book and magazine festival in Canada. - Que vous soyez membre d’une organisation ou tout simplement un amateur de lecture, il y a toujours eu des occasions de s’impliquer auprès de The Word on the Street. Lisez ce qui suit pour connaître les meilleurs moyens de participer au plus vaste festival des livres et des magazines au Canada.

Volunteer for The Word On The Street Toronto

* Registration for 2018 is now open*

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Kindness Connect page and create a volunteer profile to register. Kindness Connect is free and easy to use: just create a volunteer profile, select your desired shifts, and you’re good to go!

You can get involved with The Word On The Street in many different ways. Scroll down to read about the different roles you can take on! If you are interested in a position, please make sure to read it carefully for any requirements.  

ESL Mentoree Crew

Are you looking to better your English or French conversation skills? Then this crew is for you! This position is for volunteers who are looking to improve their English or French. Partner up with another volunteer who will help you get the most out of your volunteer experience!

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Exhibitor Relations Crew

Do you like to help people? Then this is the crew for you!. This Crew is responsible for welcoming all of The Word On The Street’s 250+ exhibitors. This crew is there support our amazing exhibitors and to ensure that they have everything that they need.

There are pre-festival shifts.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Floater Crew

Are you always up for an adventure? Then this is the crew for you! You could be assigned to any of the various crews here, or asked to help out with something completely different! This is a great position if it is your first year volunteer with The Word On The Street, and you are not sure which crew is best for you.

This crew may require heavy lifting.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Francophone Ave

Fluent French is a requirement for these roles: Programming Attendant: Ensure programming on our Franco-stage runs smoothly! Bookselling Assistant: Ensure authors have all they need, and manage lines of visitors. Stage Manager: Work with the venue host to keep the program on schedule. Author Assistant: Ensure authors are ready and comfortable to present at the festival.

There may be pre-festival shifts.

This crew may require heavy lifting.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Information Crew

Do you like to chat with people about all things books? Then this is the position for you! This is our second biggest crew, and an extremely import role. You are the face of The Word On The Street to the 200,000+ visitors. You help answer questions and provide excellent customer service.

This crew may require heavy lifting.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Logistics Crew

Are you interested in working in events? Do you like to to work outdoors? Then this is the crew for you! You will be responsible for helping to setup and tear down The Word On The Street.

This crew requires heavy lifting.

There are pre-festival shifts.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Marketing Research Crew

Are you passionate about The Word On The Street and want everyone to know about it? Then this is the crew for you! The marketing research team helps ensure that everyone has the info they need to get the most out of the Festival. They will also share info on the festival at key locations across Toronto. *New this year*, the Marketing Research Crew will talk to fellow bookworms/attendees to help us collect information that will make The Word On The Street even better!

There are pre-festival shifts.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Programming Crew

Do you want to be part of our largest Crew? Then the Programming Crew is you for! You will be working at one of our 15 stages to ensure that all of our programming runs smoothly!

There may be pre-festival shifts.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Sponsorship Crew

This crew of volunteers will be working directly with The Word On The Street sponsors. You will be helping out at their activations in various different roles.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Social Media Crew

Are you savvy with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do you love taking photos? Then this is the crew for you! Work with our marketing team to bring The Word On The Street festivities to our online audiences

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

A resume is required for this position

VIP Lounge Crew

Are you interested in working with VIPs and have excellent customer service? Then this crew is for you! Join our VIP Lounge crew to greet and meet the needs of our special guests.

Volunteer Captains

Have you volunteered with The Word On The Street before, and would like to take on more of a leadership role? Then we would love you have you as a Captain.

These positions are for returning volunteers only.

There is an application process for these positions.

There may be extended periods of standing/walking.

Volunteer Office Crew

Do you like meeting new people and admin work? Then the Volunteer Office crew is for you! You will be responsible for greeting the 250+ volunteers, and supporting the volunteer coordinator with various admin tasks.

There are pre-festival shifts.

 

If you have specific questions regarding volunteer opportunities at the festival, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.