The Canadian Tulip Festival exists through the participation of our generous volunteers. From corporate teams to individual altruists, we rely on the support of our caring community.

Benefits of Volunteering with the Canadian Tulip Festival

  • Certification for Volunteer Hours as required & requested
  • Free on-site snacks and parking
  • Free Canadian Tulip Festival Volunteer T-Shirt 
  • Well organized volunteer teams, suited to your skills and tailored to your enjoyment

Volunteer Co-Chair our Executive Volunteer Committee (Position Filled)

We are seeking to form an Executive Volunteer Committee to help us tap into Government, Corporate, College, and University Networks, where Executive Level Volunteers can identify and lead their teams.

Volunteer Co-Chair our Celebration Tulip Corporate Marketing Committee (Position Filled)

Our goal is to see ALL 300 of our Giant Celebration Tulips around town, including Car Dealerships, Shopping Malls, Property Developments and more! We need help to spread this oversized garden all over the city. Our Celebration Tulip Corporate Marketing Committee is designed to attract motivated and philanthropic individuals to come up with creative ways to entice businesses owners to invest in a Giant Celebration Tulip, and SHOW their support by displaying their Celebration Tulip year-round.

Canadian Tulip Festival Volunteers

Have a passion for the great outdoors? Love gardening and meeting new people from all over the world? Join us and become a Canadian Tulip Festival Volunteer.  Share your passion for flowers with visitors from all over the globe, and help our guests learn more about Ottawa’s official flower and the incredible variations displayed in the NCC garden beds. We have several different options for Volunteer Participation and are always happy to welcome corporate volunteer teams looking to fulfill their volunteer hours in a fun, floral festival.

Team Green – Retail & Information

Tulip Boutique
Selling our beautiful Tulip Boutique merchandise is a busy job! Keeping on top of inventory, and keeping customers happy, we are seeking outgoing multi-taskers good with numbers. Retail and POS experience would be an asset.

Welcome and Information Centre Volunteers
Do you love being at the centre of the festivities? Each of our three Tulip Information Centres is a hub for all the information about the festival that visitors need to know.

Team Yellow  – Photographers (TEAM FILLED)

Tulips, Crowds, Events, we need it all covered!
The Photo team is responsible to capture all moments of the festival. Photographers will be scheduled to different areas of the Festival throughout the 11 days. A shot list will be provided that would include specific items that the Festival would like documented. In addition, the list will include some additional items that would be on the dream photo list.

Team Pink – Arts Crew

Art in the Tulips, CTF Museum
Assist our visiting Artists in the Tulips in setting up, tear down and requests throughout the day. Assist in the installation, hanging, organization, and care of the Canadian Tulip Festival Museum Display. You have a passion for visual art and are excited to share this with festival patrons. Some art gallery experience is an asset.

Music & Tulips, Tulips & Dance
The arts Crew are the diplomatic backstage team that keeps our artists and performers happy! If you love stepping into a supporting role and have an appreciation for the talented performers and artists at this year’s festival, come join our arts Crew.

Team Red – Transportation

Transportation Volunteers – Road Crew, Tulip Transportation Mall, Parking
Road Crew members keep things organized, setting up roadblocks, directing pedestrians and vehicles as required. This team will know the layout of the Festival and will provide information and directions to guests arriving at our Tulip Transportation Mall. Must be able to communicate directions clearly and be able to work in a team setting to direct large crowds. Bilingualism is an asset.

Team Orange – Hero Volunteers

Production, general assistance, floaters, runners, and general heroes!
Help implement the logistics of the festival site. Tasks include: Set up, cleaning, and tear down, including tables, chairs, and signage. Ensure items do not get stolen or damaged. A driver’s license and a vehicle is an asset.

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Liberation75 Tulip Bulbs

$15.00 CAD

The Liberation75 tulip is a early/mid blooming tulip in orange with beautiful pointed petals. They are coming directly from Holland and will arrive for distribution in late August. Shipments will start going out in early September.

Your Mission
To plant 1.1 million Liberation 75 tulips across the country, in honour of the 1.1 million Canadians who served during WWII.

Your Reward
1$ of Every Bag Purchased goes to the Royal Canadian Legion, supporting all those who have served our Country. The remainder of the funds raised will support the Canadian Tulip Festival in its ongoing mission to commemorate the role Canada played in the Second World War and more specifically in the liberation of the Netherlands.

Your Grand Prize
With every purchase of 15 Liberation75 Bulbs you will be entered to WIN 2 Tickets to Amsterdam from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines PLUS $2000 Cash!

Extra Chances to WIN!
Share your planting images on Facebook or Instagram using hashtag #PlantingLib75 and you receive another entry to WIN our Grand Prize. Share you blooming images using hashtag #BloomingLib75 for a total of 3 ENTRIES to WIN!