Photo: Julie-Anne Madore

For 40 years the Ottawa Jazz Festival has presented a world class musical event, and we couldn't pull off such an amazing feat without more than 600 volunteers of all ages and skill levels who dedicate their time, services and expertise to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. It’s our secret weapon ─ a solid group of volunteers, people returning year after year ― they`re the crux of the whole thing! By definition, volunteering is performing an act of kindness, freely giving of your talent, time and effort for the simple fulfillment of community expectations. Volunteers eagerly anticipate the start of the Festival and some take vacation time to help out, contributing over 22,000 total hours of work. The Ottawa Jazz Festival prides itself on its strong volunteer base, with an over 95% return rate.

Our volunteer coordinators are essential in the day-to-day operations over the course of the Festival. With a dozen crews spread over multiple sites and venues, there are opportunities for everyone. Find your place, meet new people, and enjoy!

Thank you for your on-going dedication! You make it happen!

John Cvetan
Volunteer Coordinator

Online applications for volunteering are now open! Please fill out an application here. Successful applicants will be contacted.

The application is for new volunteers ONLY. Returning volunteers need not apply as they will be contacted prior to the event.