Calling all volunteers!

A multi-day, multi-faceted event like The Great Canadian Cheese Festival relies on volunteers to make it all happen. We need a large, enthusiastic group of worker bees and a handful of take-charge people to lead teams of volunteers. Volunteering with The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is a fun and rewarding experience where you get to work alongside experienced event co-ordinators and famous Canadian chefs—and don't forget the delicious cheese! Culinary students and interns, community members, foodies and everyone with a passion for Canadian cheese are encouraged to join the effort.

We need a wide range of skills and experience:

  • ·        Registration staff and admission ticket takers
  • ·        Parking attendants
  • ·        Tasting ticket sellers
  • ·        Servers
  • ·        Hosts/greeters
  • ·        Tour guides
  • ·        Cheese-prep teams for the tutored tastings
  • ·        Culinary teams to work with chefs
  • ·        Set-up and tear-down crews
  • ·        Team leaders.

Volunteers will receive:

  • ·        A colourful Cheese Festival T-shirt
  • ·        Tasting tickets or a lunch (depending on shifts worked)
  • ·        Admission to the Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair
  • ·        Opportunity to taste more than 100 Canadian artisan and farmstead cheeses
  • ·        Opportunity to sample artisan food, and, for volunteers 19+, fine wine, and craft beer.

To volunteer, please complete the online registration for  General Volunteers or Culinary Students & Interns.

Questions? Contact Us

Volunteers are the backbone of the Cheese Festival. We couldn't do it without you!