Nuit Blanche - Call for Volunteers

Volunteer at this year’s Nuit Blanche! 


Benefits of Volunteering:

  • assist at one of Canada’s leading contemporary art events
  • acquire new skills in event production
  • experience the great feeling of helping Toronto be a liveable city
  • contribute to your city’s well-being
  • earn volunteer hours towards community service or a VAACT stamp (Volunteer Award in Arts and Culture)
  • As a Humber student, you can apply this volunteer opportunity toward your CCR 



About Nuit Blanche:

Nuit Blanche, Toronto’s all-night celebration of contemporary art, returns from sunset on October 1 to sunrise on October 2 for its biggest event ever. This year’s expanded event will include Etobicoke, and Humber College as a hub featuring over 15 local and international artists. 

Led by inaugural Artistic Director Dr. Julie Nagam, Nuit Blanche’s curatorial theme, The Space Between Us, invites artists to transform the city by creatively sharing stories about their connection to place while bridging cultures and connecting with communities and the environment. 



Volunteer Roles:

Information Ambassadors provide front-line, top-caliber customer service to festival visitors. They are the goodwill ambassadors who keep everyone informed. Responsibilities include helping patrons navigate the event by distributing information materials, answering questions and giving directions.

Mobile Information Ambassadors perform these duties while roaming.

Ushers provide front-line customer service to festival visitors while they wait to view projects and ensure their successful navigation through line-ups.

Artist Assistants / Project Facilitators assist an artist with their project and/or aid in facilitation with audiences in how to engage with the installation.

Volunteer Captains oversee a large group of volunteers assigned at sites where a staff person is not available. Responsibilities include managing schedules, facilitating tasks, and communicating between volunteers and staff.  



Time Commitment:

The volunteer commitment for Nuit Blanche Toronto is overnight (more than 12 hours) for the duration of the event. Shifts before and after the event range between two to six hours. For overnight shifts, volunteers are require to attend a pre-event training session. 



How to become a volunteer:

  1. Fill out a volunteer application HERE
  2. Once your profile is filled, RSVP for one of the Recruitment Sessions listed below by emailing spevvol [at]


Upcoming Sessions:

Saturday, September 10, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Council Chambers

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Council Chambers

Friday, September 23, 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus
L Cottage, Room L1017
Please RSVP by September 20



For more information about volunteering, visit: 

For any questions or additional information contact Stefanie Galvanek at stefanie.galvanek [at]