Ambassadors warmly welcome and actively engage guests at the different venues and festival sites. This large group of volunteers acts as the public face of Luminato by greeting guests, answering general questions and providing information about different activities.
Info Team volunteers help guests get the most out of the Luminato Festival by making insightful programming recommendations. Info Team members receive training about artistic programming in order to provide in-depth information to visitors. They are usually positioned at the Info Booth at the Festival Hub.
Festival Administrative Volunteers (FAVs) help with “behind the scenes” tasks at Luminato’s Volunteer Centre. They use their excellent administrative and communication skills to assist the Volunteer Department with general office work such as scheduling, on-shift updates and data entry.
Welcome newcomers! If you are interested in gaining Canadian experience and learning about the arts and culture scene in Toronto, join the Luminato Festival volunteer team. It is a great way to meet people, practice English language skills, and contribute to Canada’s way of living by giving back to the community.
You have two options:
- Volunteer independently
- Join a CultureLink Mentorship Circle
Only newcomers with PR (Permanent Resident) or Convention Refugee status are eligible to join the CultureLink-Luminato Festival Mentorship Circles.
Attend an Orientation Session
For more information about CultureLink and their programs, visit their website
Any high school student (14+) who is passionate about the arts and would like to build skills in the area of customer service, leadership, communication, and collaboration is eligible to join the volunteer youth team. Experienced Luminato team leaders will lead a limited number of groups (2-4 youth per group) during a shift.
Mentors play a leadership role, working with a group of volunteers dedicated to specific programs.
As part of our partnership with CultureLink, a settlement agency for new Canadians, we are recruiting mentors to work with small groups of newcomers as they prepare to volunteer at the Luminato Festival. Mentors will guide their mentees through the CultureLink training program beginning in March. This opportunity will provide an even greater capacity to give back, both to the Luminato Festival and to a group of excited newcomers to Canada. Between March and June a CultureLink mentor is expected to volunteer for 35 hours, attending the following:
- Mentor Meet & Greet
- First Circle Meeting
- Training session (if applicable)
- Circle meetings
- Luminato Festival shifts (three)
- Workshops (optional)
Are you interested in photography, or an experienced photographer? The Youth Photography Program is an educational initiative designed to mentor young people between the ages of 14–18 who are passionate about photography.
Team Leaders manage groups of volunteers and act as the main contact point between open sites and Festival staff, volunteers and the Volunteer Department staff. Team Leaders are responsible for reviewing the events of the day, assigning tasks to volunteers, rotating their team through breaks and are experts at creating a fun and focused atmosphere. To be considered as a Team Leader, you will be expected to attend the following:
- Orientation session
- Training session