You would like to volunteer for our event? Please attend one of our volunteer information sessions:
Volunteer registrations are presently closed.
Matsuri Japon relies on the skills and expertise of over 300 committed and energetic volunteers to fulfill the expectations of an estimated 6,000 visitors to the annual summer festival at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM).
With 10 teams to choose from, we have something to offer everyone! This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in your community, meet new people, expand your skill set and be part of a great team.
To act as a tour guide. Respond to general inquiries. Sell Matsuri goods. Carry out on-site surveys. Must be considerate, polite and quick acting. Ideally trilingual (Japanese, French and English).
Prepare typical Matsuri food such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki,etc. Instructors will be available to guide and train prior to the event. Must be hygiene conscientious and efficient.
Assist in setting up and closing down the site, including stage and tents. Maintain the festival site’s booths in proper condition. Electricity, water food, drinks and ice are supplied in a timely fashion. Must enjoy teamwork.
Sell drinks and kakigori (shaved ice). Must be 18 years and over to operate beer kiosk. Considerate and efficient. A few strong people needed to operate the ice shaving machine. Training will be provided prior to the event.
Coordinate performances according to schedule. Host entertainers. Must enjoy working under pressure and good at time management. Also recruiting Master of Ceremonies (ideally trilingual).
Ensure secure environment for the public. First Aid or security certification is an asset. Must be responsible, vigilant and have good communication skills.
Assist visitors select and wear a Yukata (Summer Kimono) during the event. Handle reservations. Experience is desirable, however training will be provided prior to the event. Help wash, iron and fold Yukata two weeks after the event.