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Volunteer with Winterfest

Multiple volunteer roles are available for Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest (formerly Christmas in Cambridge) between Nov 24 and Dec 31, 2023.   The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years of age. Most events take place outside so please dress warmly. After your volunteer application is submitted an event staff will be in touch with you with more details.  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. 

Apply to volunteer

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night – Fri Nov 24, 2023

  • 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

CP Holiday Train - Date TBD

*Please note, should you wish to volunteer at this event please indicate this in the experience section as this option selection was not built it the application* 

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

Music & Lights in the Village - Fri, Dec 1, 2023

  • Setup & takedown of event
  • Costumed characters/mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Handing out goody bags/programs 
  • Event helpers

New Year's Eve Party - Sun, Dec 31, 2023

  • 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.


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