Volunteer with Christmas in Cambridge

Volunteer applications are currently being accepted for the 2019 festival. The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years of age. 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 notifify them of the change, please do not submit a new volunteer application. 

Apply to become a volunteer at one of the following Christmas in Cambridge events:

Music & Lights in the Village, Friday, Nov. 29

  • Setup & takedown of event
  • Costumed characters/Mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Handing out goody bags/programmes 

CP Holiday Train, date to be announced by end of September by CP Rail 

*Please note, this event will appear on the volunteer application once the event date is announced by CP Rail

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

Candyland, Thursday, Dec. 5 to Saturday, Dec. 7

  • Costumed characters/Mascot (interact with children, pose for pictures)
  • Running interactive games/activities (greet participants, explain activity, ensure equipment stays in good condition)
  • Information Booth (answer questions, hand out information about Christmas in Cambridge events)
  • Crafts (greet participants, explain activity, ensure craft area is clean)
  • Site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean)

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, Thursday, Dec. 12

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

Cambridge Christmas Market, Thursday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 15

  • Information Booth (answer questions, hand out information about Christmas in Cambridge events)
  • Site (assist with setup, take down, keep site clean)
  • Floor monitor (perform floor counts every hour, answer questions from vendors/shoppers)
  • Greeter (welcome shopppers, answer quetsions, hand out programmes)

New Year's Eve Party, Tuesday, Dec. 31

  • 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 quetsions, direct attendees to activities, count attendees as they come in the door)
  • Hand out wristbands for ice times
  • Ice rink attendees (check skater wristbands correspond to the correct ice time, hand out glowsticks, answer questions) *volunteers will not require skates 

Apply to volunteer 

Staff will review your application and be in contact with you regarding an interview and other screening procedures. 

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. If a volunteer shows up without proper warm clothes, they will be sent home and not able to work. 

Group/corporate volunteer opportunities exist with the festival. For more details email the event staff or call (519) 740-4681 ext 4603.

 For information on volunteer opportunties with the festival email the event staff or call (519) 740-4681 ext 4603.

Festival Sponsors and Partners

The Christmas in Cambridge Festival is successful because of partnerships we have with our local sponsors. To become an event sponsor, email the Event Staff or call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4277.

Thank you to our 2019 festival sponsors! 

Gold Tinsel Sponsors

 

Meridian Preston Towne Centre Logo RBC Logo

Silver Tinsel Sponsors

CUPE logo Little Electric Toyota Manufacturing logo

Bronze Tinsel Sponsors 

 Bronze sponsors logos

Friends of the Festival

friends of the festival logos

Media Sponsors

91.5 the beat logo country 104 logo dave rocks logo cambridge times logos

Festival Partners

community partners logos

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Christmas in Cambridge is proud to be named one of the top 100 festivals in Ontario for 2019. 

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