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We are searching for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers for the Festival, January 18-27, 2019! If you’re interested in networking, design, art, event planning, and customer service we invite you to register.

The Festival returns for its 9th year to transform Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. As a non-profit organization, we can’t exist without the important contribution of seasonal volunteers. We are continuing to build our amazing volunteer team for this year’s 10-day event: January 18-27, 2019.



Volunteer BenefitsVolunteer Shift Types

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Network and make friends who share your interests
  • Support our mission to advance design culture in Canada
  • Learn about and experience Toronto’s vibrant design and art culture
  • Gain work experience or volunteer hours
  • Attend the Volunteer Appreciation Event after Festival Week
  • Volunteers who complete 3 shifts receive a free 1-year DesignTO Community Membership, valued at over $350

Volunteer Shift Types

  • Docents
  • Surveyors
  • Bartenders
  • Coat Check
  • Festival Promotion
  • Photographers (Please Click on the last Tab to learn more)
  • And more!

Most volunteer shifts take place on weekday evenings, and on weekends (during the day and evening).


* Volunteers receive their Community Membership in February 2019 if they fully complete 3 shifts, arrive on-time, and uphold the volunteer Code of Ethics. This means that Festival Week benefits are redeemable for the 2019 Festival.

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