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Volunteer with Winterfest

Winterfest volunteer applications will be available in August/September. 

Multiple volunteer roles are available for Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest (formerly Christmas in Cambridge) between Nov 22 and Dec 31, 2024.   The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years of age. Most events take place outside so please dress warmly. Please ensure that you select a volunteer role that you are applying for.  Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. A staff person will be in contact with you. Please ensure your contact information is entered accurately.

If your availability changes after your application is submitted, email the event staff to notify them of the change, please do not submit a new volunteer application. 

CPKC Holiday Train 

Date: to be announced in late fall
Location: Malcolm Street Train Station
Volunteer roles:

  • Setup & takedown of event
  • Accessible seating area monitor
  • Costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Parking attendant
  • Railway monitor
  • Event helpers

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night 
Date: Fri Nov 22, 2024
Location: Cambridge City Hall
Volunteer roles:

  • Site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean)
  • Costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Monitoring and running music stations
  • Monitor light displays
  • Be a guide on the walk
  • Event helpers

Music & Lights in the Village 
Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2024
Location: Hespeler Village
Volunteer roles:

  • Setup & takedown of event
  • Costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Handing out goody bags/programs 
  • Event helpers
Cambridge Christmas Market 
Dates: Friday Dec 13, Sat Dec 14 and Sun Dec 15, 2024 
Location: Cambridge City Hall
Volunteer roles:

  • Information Booth (answer questions, hand out information about Winterfest events) 
  • Site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean) 

  • Floor monitor (perform floor counts every hour, answer questions from vendors/shoppers) 

  • Greeter (welcome shoppers, answer questions, hand out programs, direct shoppers to certain booths) 

  • Event helpers 

  • Friday shift is a setup shift only.  The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday. 

New Year's Eve Party
Date: Tues, Dec 31, 2024
Location: Hespeler Arena
Volunteer roles:

  • Site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean)
  • Crafts (greet participants, explain activity, ensure craft area is clean)
  • Costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Running interactive games/activities (greet participants, explain activity, ensure equipment stays in good condition)
  • Greeter (welcome attendees, answer questions, direct attendees to activities, count attendees as they come in the door)
  • Hand out wristbands for ice times
  • Ice rink attendees (confirm skater wristbands correspond to the correct ice time, hand out glow sticks, answer questions) *volunteers will not require skates as this is not an on-ice volunteer role
  • Event helpers
  • Elevator attendant

Most events occur outside, but we often work inside as well. Please dress for any potential weather. Dressing in layers is very helpful. Events are only cancelled due to very extreme weather and volunteers will be notified by staff in advance of shift. If a volunteer shows up without proper warm clothes, they will be sent home and not able to work. Warm-up zones will be provided when possible.  

Group & Corporate Volunteers

Corporate and group volunteer opportunities are possible with the festival; on event days or during setup and takedown (may occur on non event days) . Email the Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to discuss possible opportunities. 

Contact us

If you have questions about volunteering with Winterfest please email the Volunteer Coordinator. We can't wait to hear from you. 

 Winterfest Sponsors & Partners

The festival is successful because of partnerships that we have with our local sponsors. We thank all of you for your support!

To become an event sponsor or partner, email the Event Staff or call 519-623-1340 ext. 4277.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

 toyota manufacturing logo royal bank logo Brantford Power & Energy+ Unveil New Name and Logo - Energy+
 preston town centre logo  Volvo Cars Waterloo  farmers market logo
farm mutual reinsurance plan logo ecu logo  cupe 1882 logo
 dewar realty logo  cambridge 50+ logo  arts guild logo
 downtown cambridge bia logo  Hespeler Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) | Downtown Hespeler,  Cambridge  Homewood Suites
little electric logo rockwell automation logo  cambridge 50th logo

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