enfrMAY 12-22 MAI, 2023
enfrMAY 12-22 MAI, 2023


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.

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.

Benefits of Volunteering with the Canadian Tulip Festival

  • Certification for volunteer hours as required & requested
  • Free snacks on site
  • Free Canadian Tulip Festival Volunteer T-Shirt 
  • Well organized volunteer teams, suited to your skills and tailored to your enjoyment
  • On site walkthroughs and training
Help us celebrate the veterans

Vounteer with us!

The call for volunteers is now open. To register and select your shifts please register. 

Types of Roles

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.

Tulip Flower Carts or Strolling Sales
Selling our stems and bouquets at locations throught the park. Strolling with our new stuffed mascots or raffle tickets or selling walking tours.

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

Tulips, Crowds, Events, we need it all covered!
Help us capture the beauty of the Canadian Tulip Festival in all its glory!
Shoot outdoors in Commissioners Park capturing the flowers and the entertainment.
Do you love creating art out of light and shadow?
Can you connect with your subjects through the lens?
Have a DSLR Camera and the ability to Upload your Photos?
Then the Yellow Team is for you!

Team Red – In the Park

Production, general assistance, floaters, runners, and general heroes!
We will have a full festival in Commissioners Park this year.
We will need our Red Team to help our guests and support our other teams and staff.
From helping with set up & tear down, to tulip pickups and logistics support…
Managing our kids zone to monitoring our tulip train on the final weekend…
The Red Team is extremely important to the park running smoothly.
Love meeting new people, getting your hands dirty?
Enjoy spending some time in the Garden?
The Red Team needs you!

Team Purple – Administrative Support

Help us keep the public informed, in person, on Facebook, via email and phone.
Coordinate with our Community Partners, including Restaurants, Hotels and Tour Operators.
Support the Festival all year long through our Autumn Bulb Campaign and more!
Do you love chatting with folks about why Ottawa is a great place to visit?
Are you the ultimate organizer?
Love to take responsibility and think outside the box?
Then the Purple Team is for you!

Team Orange – Drivers

We need Drivers!
We need drivers to move select guests, artists, and staff through the park on golf carts.
Deliveries also include off-site trips to Tulips of Thanks to Ottawa-area hospitals & LTC facilities.
Drives may also include running on-site and off-site errands, picking up supplies as needed.
Do you have a full G license & insurance?
Do you love to drive and make new friends?
The Pink Team is the perfect group for you!