The Halton Forest Festival is a community initiative. Volunteers will play an important role in running the Festival and ensuring it is a success.

Volunteers are needed to help present activities during the Education days of the Forest Festival and assist with the operations of the event. To see a complete list of opportunities available, please see our Volunteer Roles and Duties chart.

We ask that volunteers make a minimum one day commitment from approximately 8 am to 3 pm. Volunteer assistance is also needed to help set up activities the day before the festival runs, as well as dismantle the activities after the Festival is over.

High School Volunteers needed

We are looking for high school student volunteers to help present the activities during the education portion of the Forest Festival. Working in pairs, high school students present activities to groups of school children. If you are a grade 11 or 12 teacher, interested in bringing one or more classes for a day, please contact the Forest Festival Coordinator.

Volunteers at the event will gain experience in teaching, public speaking, community outreach, and time management skills. Volunteers will also be provided with a Certificate of Appreciation, and a hearty lunch in appreciation of their efforts in helping to make the Festival a success!

Volunteer Now!

Should you wish to volunteer or have any questions about volunteering at the event please contact the Forest Festival Coordinator:

Forest Festival Coordinator
Conservation Halton
2596 Britannia Road West
Burlington, ON, L7P 0G3
905-336-1158, ext.2284
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Volunteer Positions Available

Role Description Needed Per Day

Activity Presenters

any/all days of the event
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Present festival activity to rotating groups of approximately 10-15 Grade 6 & 7 students. This position is primarily covered by high school volunteers and in-field professionals. 60

Bus Greeters/ Site Patrol

any/all days of the event
7:45 am - 2:30 pm

Greet elementary school buses on arrival at the festival and orient school groups prior to disembarking from buses. Help ensure the smooth running of the festival. 15


Wednesday, Oct 11 2017 from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Set-up necessary tents, signs, tables, activity materials etc. on the day before the Festival. Take-down, clean area, pack away tables, and other non-essential materials. 15