Place des Arts has many volunteer opportunities for youth and adults throughout the year. From working with children at art camps or helping at exhibitions, events or performances to sitting on our Board of Directors, we provide meaningful ways to get involved in the arts and contribute to the community.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be over the age of 15;
  • All applicants must attend an interview. Place des Arts will contact applicants to arrange interviews as applications are received;
  • Complete reference and criminal record checks. Volunteers over the age of 18 are required to complete a criminal record check.


Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Program

A flexible ongoing volunteer program for volunteers interested in helping with events, concerts, exhibitions and programs year-round. Choose the shifts and programs that fit best with your schedule and interests.

Apply now by filling out our Online Volunteer Application Form.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

  • Community Events: Place des Arts participates in a variety of events out in the community, as well as at our centre. Volunteer duties include assisting with children’s art activities, setting up, cleaning up and more.
  • Children’s Art Camps: Camp volunteers gain exposure to a variety of classes in the arts. Duties include supervising children and assisting teachers in classes. Camps are offered during select Pro-D Days, Spring Break and summer.
  • Galleries & Exhibitions: Volunteers assist with hanging artwork in our galleries and at opening receptions for our art exhibitions.
  • Ushers: Volunteer ushers collect tickets and welcome guests at concerts, recitals and events.
  • Classroom & Workshop Assistants: Volunteers assist teachers with distributing supplies, helping students as needed and cleaning up.

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: 604.664.1636 ext. 36 or

Youth Arts Council

The Youth Arts Council was created by Place des Arts to encourage local teens to engage with the arts community. This dedicated group of teen volunteers meet regularly to organize and host two youth-oriented events each year and advise Place des Arts on teen engagement. Find out more about the volunteers in our 2018/19 Youth Arts Council.

The deadline to apply for the Youth Arts Council for 2018/19 has passed. Information regarding how to apply for the 2019/20 Youth Arts Council will be posted in the spring of 2019.

Wine Host

We are looking for friendly, reliable adult volunteers with a love of the arts to manage the cash bar at our events and exhibition openings. This is a wonderful way to get involved in arts community and meet new people. Volunteers must be 19 years or older. Must have valid Serving it Right Certificate or Special Event Server Certificate, or complete certification before their first volunteer shift. View our posting for details. Apply now by filling out our Online Volunteer Application Form. Please specify that you are interested in this position.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain valuable work and volunteer experience;
  • Meet people with similar interests;
  • Give back to the community;
  • Get a Place des Arts t-shirt and a volunteer ID;
  • Be eligible for our Volunteer of the Month recognition program;
  • Get exclusive invitations to our volunteer appreciation events.

For more information

Call 604.664.1636 ext 36

Our programs and events would not be possible without volunteers. In 2017, 176 volunteers contributed over 5,220 hours to Place des Arts.


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