Volunteer with DesignTO, a non-profit arts organization best known for its annual DesignTO Festival. Help us to further our mission to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a viable, just and joyful world.

Volunteers are important to DesignTO’s Festival Week activities. They bring skill, time, and enthusiasm to the annual celebration of design.

During these challenging times, we are grateful for the continued support of our volunteers who help to create a welcoming festival atmosphere.

All volunteer positions and DesignTO protocols will follow government health and safety guidelines. Most shifts require being indoors.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Learn about and experience Toronto’s vibrant design and art culture
  • Support our mission to advance design culture in Canada
  • Network and make friends who share your interests
  • Gain work experience and/or volunteer hours

If you’re interested in being a volunteer photographer, please email [email protected] with a link to your portfolio.


Key Dates


September – November

  • Volunteers fill out the Expression of Interest form


  • Volunteer shifts launch 
  • Signup Orientation (Date TBA)


January 2024

  • In-person volunteer orientation and training

January 19-28, 2024

  • DesignTO Festival at over 100 locations across the City of Toronto