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Children’s Festival Volunteering

Adventure can't happen without you.

Our Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates high calibre performing, literary and visual arts for children. It brings together professional artists from around the globe and across Canada with children and families from central and northern Alberta for a celebratory and educational experience.

Our volunteer team is available to answer any questions or to help guide you through the online process. Please don't hesitate to reach out; call Volunteer Headquarters [St. Albert Curling Club | 3 Tache St.] at 780-459-1522 or

It will take over 600 unique and talented volunteers – 12 years of age and over – to make the 2017 Children’s Festival soar!

Why Volunteer?

Help others. Make your community awesome. Test out career options. Discover new skills. Make new friends. Jump-start your resume and post-secondary applications. Feel great.

We need volunteers in a variety of roles:

  • Activity Assistants
  • Green Team
  • Hospitality
  • Visual Arts Assistants
  • Site Crew
  • Performance Venue Ushers
  • Team Leaders
  • Volunteer Captains
  • Volunteer Registration
  • Youth Ambassadors - Proudly supported by Panda Express

Learn more about the opportunities available

Volunteer Requirements

  • You must be 12 years or older in order to volunteer at the International Children’s Festival
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 require parent/guardian approval
  • You must be willing to commit to a minimum of six hours

Contact Volunteer Headquarters [St. Albert Curling Club | 3 Tache St.] at 780-459-1522 or

photo credit: GECKO Photography

Mark your calendar: 


Unless otherwise stated, all orientations take place in the Douglas Cardinal Boardroom (3rd floor of St. Albert Place)

  • Monday, May 8 | 5 PM – 7:30 PM:
    Captain Orientation
  • Saturday May 13 | 10 AM – 12 PM
    Saturday May 20 | 1 PM – 3 PM:
    Site Activity Team Leader Orientations. We offer two trainings simply because the most team leaders volunteer in these areas. They are not expected to go to both.
    This is for people working as Team Leaders in the following areas:
    • Airbrush Artist Assistant
    • Beadwork Blossoms
    • Birch Bark Canoes
    • Caricature Assistant
    • Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Workshop
    • Grandma Willow
    • Jason and the Argonauts
    • Lego Design Challenge
    • Mandala Mosaic
    • Métis Discovery Tent
    • Moo-vin to the Rhythm
    • Papermaking
    • Save-On-Foods Healthy Kids Tent
    • Technological Wanders
    • Timbits Visual Arts Tent
    • Trad’badour
    • Viking Legend of the Runes
  • Saturday, May 13 | 1 PM – 3 PM:
    Volunteer Headquarter Team Leader Orientation. For anyone working as a Team Leader in Team Leader/Captain Support or Registration.
  • Monday, May 15 | 5 PM – 7 PM:
    House Manager Orientation in the Douglas Cardinal Boardroom. For anyone working as a house manager (not an usher) at any of the mainstage venues.
  • Tuesday, May 16 | 6 PM or 7:30 PM
    Wednesday, May 17 | 6 PM or 7:30 PM:
    General Volunteer Orientations on the second floor of the Curling Club.
  • Sunday, May 28 | 11 AM – 4 PM:
    Youth Ambassador Orientation for all Youth Ambassadors and Youth Ambassador Team Leaders.

Volunteer Recognition Party

  • Sunday, June 4   7 PM – 9 PM
    St. Albert Curling Club | 3 Tache St.

Last edited: April 21, 2017

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