Arts Community Volunteer Opportunities

New to town? Recent graduate? Looking to meet new folks? Looking to learn more about the arts community? Volunteering in the arts is an incredible way to get involved in the Quebec English-language arts community. Details below for those looking to share a volunteer opportunity.

General / Multi-Disciplinary

Heritage Montreal pursues its mission to protect and promote Montreal’s heritage thanks to the efforts of over one hundred volunteers. Join their team of dynamic volunteers and share your passion for Montreal! Click here for details

Mutek Montreal is recruiting volunteers for their Mutek Festival! The Festival will be held from Tuesday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 28th inclusively downtown Montreal. Click here for details

Le Milieu is looking for new friends to take care of the cafe and studio space. Volunteering at Le Milieu is a great way to support your local art hive and meet new people. Click here for details

Join the team of volunteers at La Chapelle! Do you love performing arts? La Chapelle is looking for passionate, meticulous and dynamic volunteers to ensure the smooth running of our venue during the 2022-2023 season. Click here for details

Film / Video / Media-Arts

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Join the fun team at OPTIMISTA: Cinéconferences for a Hopeful Tomorrow. A fabulous art project event that is unique to Montreal. Great performances, films, exhibitions, and keynote speakers. Send your request to Paula at

Main Film has ongoing volunteer opportunities. Would you like to invest time in your community? Develop your network? Become an active member? Click here for details

The Montreal International Black Film Festival is seeking volunteers. Do you want to gain experience in an international cultural event that highlights diversity? Do you want to share your skills, your work, and your spirit? Click here for details

Spectrum Productions has many opportunities for individuals that want to give back to the community, gain a unique experience and help mentor young artists with their creative endeavors. Click here for details

Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke is looking for volunteers.Come and participate in the festival and experience a rewarding and memorable adventure with the whole team! Click here for details

Visual Arts & Galleries

Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec has various areas in which volunteers may give their time. Click here for details

McCord Museum is looking for volunteers passionate about Montreal, Quebec and Canadian history. Would you like to share this interest with others? If so, become a volunteer guide at the McCord Museum! Click here for details

The MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) is looking for volunteers to help during its 23rd season! Are you passionate about intercultural, interdisciplinary arts, or about the arts in general? Would you like to get involved in a dynamic cultural organization? Click here for details

Espaces Impatients is always welcoming volunteers, as their  organization relies on the contribution of volunteers in order to maintain our activities. Click here for details

The McGill University Health Center invites volunteers to help with archiving and documenting art and artifacts within the MUHC hospitals. Click here for details

The Musée maritime du Québec is always in need of support to host activities, offer guided tours, greet visitors, set up exhibitions, maintain the ships, archive documents and hold activities in keeping with its mission. Click here for details

Writing & Publishing

Volunteer for The Gift of Reading program.Each year, the Foundation needs volunteers to promote The Gift of Reading program at the Salon du livre de Montréal, and for other regional book fairs. Occasional assistance at our offices is also appreciated. Click here for details

Literacy Unlimited has ongoing volunteer opportunities for various positions. Click here for details 

Editors/Réviseurs Canada is a non-profit organization whose activities are largely volunteer based. Volunteers in our branch are supported by the National Executive Committee and by the Executive Council of Editors Québec.Become part of a great community – volunteer for Editors Québec! Click here for details

The Atwater Library is looking for volunteers! Several volunteer positions are available including circulation desk duty. Click here for details


Orchestre Classique de Montreal is always looking for volunteers for their event. Would you like to work closely with an orchestra and attend free classical music concerts? Email them at if you are interested. Click here for details

Centre des Musiciens du Monde is growing and looking for volunteers. Registered as a not-for-profit organization, they need your help in order to succeed in accomplishing their mission of providing support for encounters and exchanges between musicians of different cultures and the public in Montréal. Click here for details

Theatre & Performing Arts

Geordie Theatre is looking for volunteers. Whether taking tickets, selling merchandise, or showing patrons the way around the theatre, they can always use a helping hand. Click here for details

Theater BTW  is always looking for volunteers to help out. Don’t forget any one person who volunteers on 3 occasions will receive a free ticket to our Mainstage production! Click here for details

Each summer Repercussion Theater gathers a group of people from all ages and backgrounds to help us bring classical theatre to parks across Montreal and beyond. Click here for details 

Centaur Theater Company is always seeking volunteers. Do you love theater? Do you love Montreal? Do you want to tell the world about that? Join the dynamic team at Centaur Theater and celebrate the power of the performing arts. Click here for details

Theatre Wakefield accepts volunteers on an ongoing basis for help with main-stage theatre productions, Ta Da! Festival, and other various projects and workshops. Click here for details


Want to share your volunteer opportunity?

If your arts organization, institution, or festival is looking for volunteers to help out, please remember that this is the English-Language Arts Network and our mandate is to support artists and organizations who are working primarily in the English language in Quebec. We are happy to share opportunities with bi/multilingual requirements, but this isn’t the best place to share unilingual French positions. If you have an opportunity you would like to share here, please contact  us by sending a message.