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    Opportunities for Youth 16 to 18 years

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    THANK YOU for volunteering at Toronto Ribfest 2017! Some hints as you apply:

    1. Don't forget your PASSWORD. It gives you lots of options to manage your shifts.
    2. Sign up ONLY for the times you plan to come. Once you have signed up, remember that we are counting on you, so don't let us down!
    3. FIRST scroll down to read about our jobs and decide what you would like to do. There are 3 shifts a day for most jobs, with the last shift starting at 7 p.m. The calendar will tell you what shifts are available. When you apply notice that you can FILTER by the roles that most interest you to make it easier.
    4. Sign up for 2 SHIFTS IN A ROW and you will get a free a FOOD coupon. If you sign up for 2 or more shifts in a day, please sign up for the SAME JOB..
    5. To work with your FRIENDS, make sure you all sign up for the SAME jobs, on the SAME days, at the SAME time.
    6. We need lots of volunteers on CANADA DAY. Bonus for the late shift: Fireworks!
    7. If you work the LATE SHIFT we can arrange company to your pick up point or bus stop if you wish.

    Additional Documents

    Opportunity Roles

    Set Up and Tear Down

    We need lots of help setting up the park for Ribfest and when Ribfest is over, we have only one day to return the park to its original state! We need lots of hands to help! This is a great job to do with friends.

    Green Team

    Toronto Ribfest is committed to getting Greener and our goal is to divert 85% of the festival’s waste away from landfills as well as ensure our site is the cleanest Festival site in the city! Work is done in TEAMS and this is a great place to work with friends! For those who have worked on our Green Team before or have recycling experience, please let us know and we will try give you extra responsibility [and work experience] if you want it.

    Event Support

    We need volunteers to help in STORES - where we store, maintain inventory and ensure delivery of drinks, ice and propane throughout the grounds. We also need volunteers to work in PARKING and TRAFFIC CONTROL. Volunteers also help with crowd MONITORING and GATE CONTROL. These jobs are for those with lots of energy and enthusiasm and who enjoy a challenge. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are registering for the morning shift, please register if possible for BOTH the 9:30 a.m. shift and the 11 a.m. shift.

    Volunteer Support

    The Volunteer Center is the hub for all volunteer activities. Help with REGISTRATION, DELIVER SUPPLIES to volunteers on site, help with FOOD PREPARATION or help COVER NEEDS during shift changes and breaks. This role is for those who like variety, enjoy people and have good organizational skills. IMPORTANT NOTE: the shifts times for this role are 1 hour earlier than the others so make sure to arrive for your shift earlier - and take care when signing up for other roles.

    Support to Special Attractions

    Ribfest hosts a range of special attractions including Celebrity Food Judging and Canada Day events and a VIP Tent to name a few. We need teams of energetic and flexible volunteers to help support these events. This year we will be hosting Proud to Pledge , a special ceremony in which people can renew their Canadian citizenship! We also host a Kidz Zone, so if you enjoy working with children, please mention that in the Comment section!


    If all these roles sound interesting and you are willing to do whatever we need most, sign up for this option!

    Volunteer Requirements

    uploadYou'll need to pass checklist

    1. This is a 4 day event. I will remember to move the calendar forward to sign up for shifts in July.
    2. When choosing my shifts, I will keep in mind that I can filter by the roles that most interested me to make registering easier.
    3. I will print off the Waiver Form and bring a copy to Ribfest signed as required.
    4. I have read the two attached information sheets.
    256 Centennial Park Road, M9C 5N3
    Etobicoke, Ontario
    Liz Read

    Skills & Perks

    Perks Included

    • Outdoors
    • Free Admission