Thank you to all our Volunteers!
Opportunities abound before, during and after so please read through the list below and see where you think you'll have the most fun. Please note that a full description of tasks will be available once you are signed on for a specific neighbourhood.
1) PRE-FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER LANTERN-MAKING
Roundhouse Community Centre
Throughout December you can learn how to make lanterns for FREE, work with artists and help with a variety of workshop tasks - no experience necessary! Drop in anytime between the hours listed below to volunteer:
Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews @ Pacific Boulevard
Daily Dec 8 - 20
Weekdays 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Weekends 11:00am - 4:30pm
2) THE DAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL: DECEMBER 20
Please register with our Volunteer Coordinator Arlene Viccto to help create the magic by setting up a venue in your preferred location. Tasks include hanging fabric, lanterns and lights, creating beautiful décor and generally preparing the spaces for the celebration to come!
3) FESTIVAL DAY and NIGHT: DECEMBER 21
Enjoy solstice by helping with this community celebration! Tasks include setting up lantern installations, creating one of the 2 Labyrinths, serving hot chocolate, leading a procession, or celebrating the longest night by staying late to help clean up. Please register with our Volunteer Coordinator Arlene Viccto.
4) THE DAY AFTER THE FESTIVAL: DECEMBER 22
Enjoy the afterglow! We would LOVE to have you come help pack away all the magical bits and pieces at any of our venues or help get them organized at Secret Headquarters (home of the Secret lantern Society). Please be sure to register with our Volunteer Coordinator Arlene Viccto so she can give you the secret password!
REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER NOW!
Click the button to register to volunteer with Arlene Viccto, Volunteer Coordinator. Be sure to fill out the form. You will be sent and email for confirmation. Click to complete the process. Be sure to check your junk mailbox just in case.
Volunteer Orientation Sessions
- December 8: Roundhouse Community Centre, Room B, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- December 10: False Creek Community, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Please bring as many clean 1-litre tetra-pack juice/milk boxes as you can so you can make your own special lantern at the orientation!