Thank you to all our Volunteers!

A big hug and thank you to all our volunteers for your tremendous help and support - this event could not happen without you!

Click the button to register to volunteer. You will be sent an email for confirmation. Click to complete the process. Be sure to check your junk mailbox just in case.


General Volunteer Information

Ginko globe lantern

Ginko globe lantern

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: DECEMBER 10 - 19

VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP

Roundhouse Community Centre

Join us in our open workshop to work with artists and help with a variety of workshop tasks including lantern repairs, material preparation, and all manner of hands-on activities- no experience necessary! Drop in anytime between the hours listed above.

Schedule secrets to be revealed November 2017.

VOLUNTEER LABYRINTH TRAINING

Are you interested in learning how to create, decorate, and facilitate a magical labyrinth made of over 600 pure beeswax candles? Then come and learn from our master labyrinth creators and become an essential part of the Labyrinth Team at the 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival!

Labyrinth training secrets to be revealed November 2017.

2) THE DAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL: DECEMBER 20

Please register to volunteer 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 two Labyrinths, serving hot chocolate, leading a procession, or celebrating the longest night by staying late to help clean up. Please register to volunteer.

4) THE DAY AFTER THE FESTIVAL: DECEMBER 22, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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 register to volunteer.

REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER NOW!

Click the button to register to volunteer. Be sure to fill out the form. You will be sent an email for confirmation. Click to complete the process. Be sure to check your junk mailbox just in case.

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!