The National Arts Centre relies on volunteers at all levels of the organization and values the time, talents, and passions volunteers contribute to achieving our mission. Volunteer involvement extends our capacity to meet the increasing demands for our services.

Engaging individual volunteers links us to people with diverse skills, cultural backgrounds, ages, and abilities that strengthen our capacity to meet the evolving needs of our community. We are committed to creating a warm, safe, and inclusive environment where the unique gifts of volunteers are recognized and nurtured, and where dedicated staff and resources support meaningful volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are provided with training and support in order to carry out their work effectively and are recognized for their valuable contributions.

The NAC operates in English and French and is always looking for bilingual volunteers. The ability to speak more than one language is often helpful in working with guests. Some volunteer opportunities absolutely require the ability to understand and speak both English and French. Such requirements are noted in the details of each volunteer opportunity.

The ideal volunteer at the NAC is 18 years of age or older. Some exceptions may apply. All volunteers at the NAC are required to complete a Police Record Check. Please contact us for more information.

Volunteer opportunities include

Greeting: welcome individuals and groups, provide directions and help with accessibility needs, etc. (limited due to COVID-19)
Administration: data entry, mailings, work behind the scenes, etc. (limited due to COVID-19)

Special events: greet VIP guests, be a seat-filler, assist with our Culture Days and Canada Day celebrations, etc. (currently no opportunities due to COVID-19)

To all the volunteers who have chosen to share their time and knowledge at the National Arts Centre – we thank you.
Alain Chauvin, Volunteer Coordinator