With a network of 20,000 volunteers, Folklorama provides opportunities in a variety of fun and engaging volunteer roles. Whether you would like to volunteer at one of our pavilions, help out at one of our special events, or give us a hand at the Folklorama office, there are several ways to get involved with the largest and longest-running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Volunteering with Folklorama is a rewarding experience and an excellent way to support the festival and our year-round programming.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

Folklorama Llama Mascot Escort: Assists the Folklorama Llama mascot in manoeuvering through crowds at events. A current, clear Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check are required.

Office Assistance:

  • Administrative Office Assistance: Assist with administrative office duties that may include use of computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Access, Excel and Word.
  • General Office Assistance: Assist with general office duties, such as preparing mailings, assembling packages and trimming promotional pieces.

Pavilion Volunteer: Fill specific volunteer requirements, which vary depending on the pavilion.

President’s Tour Drivers: Chauffeur the Folklorama President and their guests to and from pavilions during the two weeks of the Folklorama Festival. A current, valid driver’s licence is required.

Special Events (i.e. Ambassadors’ Inaugural / Kick Off): Assist with registering participants, maintaining the grounds, welcoming guests and providing event and festival specific information.

VIP Tour Guides: Host group tours on motor coaches from pick up, between and at pavilions and drop off.

VIP Tour Registration: Ensure guests are welcomed, registered and directed to the appropriate buses. 



If you would like to volunteer with Folklorama, please download and complete our (new) Volunteer Application and submit it to or drop it off in person at the Folklorama office (2nd Floor – 183 Kennedy Street) during regular business hours.