Volunteer

Since our inception in 2007, volunteers have played an integral role in the successful execution of each and every Luminato event.

The annual Luminato Festival Toronto would not be possible without the help of our dedicated and diverse group of volunteers, who work alongside Luminato artists and staff to do everything from enhancing the audience experience to providing world-class customer support, both in-person and online.

If you’re new to the festival and interested in volunteering, you can scroll down to learn everything you need to know about becoming a Luminato volunteer, or click the button below to apply. If you’re a returning volunteer, click below to login and access our volunteer portal.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

To prioritize the health and safety of volunteers, we are not recruiting volunteers for Luminato 2021.

Check back here for updates on future volunteer opportunities.

 

Become a Volunteer!

 

“Luminato offers a wide range of opportunities to explore the cultural heritage of Canada and the rest of the world.”

— Golam Ahmed, Former Luminato Volunteer

Our Commitment to Accessibility

Luminato’s Volunteer Team is committed to providing a welcoming and encouraging environment for all members of our community.

As part of this commitment, our volunteer team has forged key partnerships with CultureLink, a newcomer mentorship program, and Montage, a support services volunteering program, to ensure that those with varying abilities have access to the Festival experience.

  

Volunteering 101: What You Need to Know

 


How to Volunteer

If you’re interested in volunteering, we ask that you fill out a Volunteer Application form by signing up for our volunteer portal at MyImpactPage.com, or logging in if you already have an existing account.


Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of three shifts (one shift, on average, is 4 to 6 hours long).

Our leadership volunteer roles have different time commitment expectations. Team Leader shifts range from 5 to 7 hours.

Completing a minimum of three shifts allows you to attend the volunteer party and qualify for the V.A.A.C.T (Volunteer Awards in Arts & Culture Toronto) program.


Volunteer Perks

There are a lot of benefits to becoming a Luminato volunteer, but these are some of the perks that are volunteers tend to appreciate the most:

Volunteer Hours

Spend time with amazing people, supporting the arts and enjoying Toronto summer! All while logging hours for your school or work!

Networking

Meet and build relationships with people who are interested and invested in the arts.

Transferrable Skills

Develop interpersonal skills, customer service experience and more – these come in handy in any career!

Volunteer Package

Your Volunteer Package will include your Luminato Volunteer T-shirt and other fun items.

Reference Letter

We are happy to provide reference letters for your next job search.

Volunteer Party

At the end of all your hard work, we like to celebrate by throwing a fun get-together!

Plus, when you spread your love and volunteer at multiple arts and culture organizations in the city, you can attend the Volunteer Award for Arts and Culture in Toronto (VAACT)!

 

 


FAQ

Please review our FAQ before contacting our office for any additional questions.

When is Luminato 2021?

October tbd

How do I apply to volunteer with Luminato?

Please submit a volunteer application!

Do I need to attend a training session?

Yes. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session and a training session.

Is there a minimum shift commitment required to volunteer with Luminato?

All volunteers are asked to sign up for a minimum of three shifts (one shift, on average, is 4 to 6 hours long).

Our leadership volunteer roles have different time commitment expectations. Team Leader shifts range from 5 to 7 hours.

Completing a minimum of three shifts allows you to attend the volunteer party and qualify for the V.A.A.C.T (Volunteer Awards in Arts & Culture Toronto) program.

What kind of volunteer roles does Luminato have?

Explore our list of Luminato Volunteer roles and descriptions.

Do I have to upload my resume when I apply to volunteer?

We strongly recommend uploading your resume when applying to volunteer with us, as we will check resumes for special skills when assigning volunteers to certain teams.

Do I need to have previous experience to volunteer with Luminato?

While some roles do require specific skills, our Luminato Ambassador role does not require any previous volunteer experience – simply a passion for Toronto, the arts and your enthusiasm!

I’m under 19 years old. Can I still volunteer for Luminato?

Yes, if you are between the ages of 14 and 18 you can still volunteer for Luminato. However, your parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to sign a consent form. For more information, please send an email to volunteer@luminato.com

How can I get in touch with the Volunteer Office for any additional questions not found on this FAQ?

Please email volunteer@luminato.com


 

The Volunteer Award for Arts and Culture in Toronto (VAACT)

Luminato is proud to be a part of VAACT, a program that strives to recognize volunteers who contribute their time to multiple arts and culture organizations throughout the year in the city of Toronto. The program ends each year with an awards ceremony for VAACT participants, scheduled on International Volunteer Day.

In order to be eligible to attend the VAACT awards ceremony, volunteers must complete the minimum volunteer requirements with at least three of the cultural organizations listed below.

Arts in The Park
City of Toronto Events
Harbourfront Centre
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
Pride Toronto
Reel Asian International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
The Toronto Fringe Festival

Sponsor

Luminato is grateful to facilities sponsor Uken Games.

Have Any Questions?
Get in Touch!

Luminato’s Volunteer Office is happy to provide any information or answer additional questions not found in the above FAQs.