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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

Nathan Phillips Square July 7-9

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer applications are now open for the Fair this July 7 – 9, 2023.

Are you passionate about Toronto, arts and culture or volunteering? Toronto Outdoor Art Fair is only made possible by our amazing volunteers. Each year over 150 dedicated volunteers lend their hands, time and expertise to make this event happen. 

By volunteering for the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair you will not only be supporting the arts and meeting amazing people, you will also be creating access and helping shape the arts community. We will provide you with comprehensive training, a TOAF T-shirt and a volunteer appreciation event. TOAF is inclusive, accessible and radically welcoming, we encourage people of any ability, background or experience to apply. See our Accessibility and Equity and Non-Discrimination policies to learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fair volunteer

Be the face of the Fair! Know the free public programs and Fair guide well, provide information and direction to visitors.


Help out in production, marking the blueprint onto the square, be in the dolly squad helping artists get their artworks to their booths, setting up signage and information tents and keep everything running smoothly.

Artist Liaison 

Connect with our artists, help get them register them upon arrival, watch their booth while they take a break, and assist with their needs throughout the day.

Most importantly we know you will have fun and gain incredible experience!

Volunteer Award for Arts & Culture (VAACT)

VAACT recognizes volunteers who contribute to multiple organizations throughout the year. The awards ceremony takes place on International Volunteer Day in December.

We’re here to help! Have more questions? 

Contact us:
[email protected]

Volunteer hotline:

Public Funders

Foundations & Corporate

Programming Partners

Major Awards

Media Partners

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