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 2023 Festival season is over, thank you to all of our volunteers. Stay tuned for when we announce the 2024 Volunteer Registration!

Types of Roles

Team Green – Retail 

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

Walking Tour Check in
Meet our guests looking to check in on the day or night walking tour, as well as selling additional tickets. If you love talking to people and sharing historical stories with th public, then this is a great position for you. 

Team Purple  – Photo & Video

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, people 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 and video?
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. The Red Team needs you!

Team Yellow – Info Centres & Volunteer Management

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. Help us keep the public informed.
Do you love chatting with folks about why Ottawa is a great place to visit?

Volunteer Management
Help our volunteers get checked in and out each day, direct them to their location and track breaks. This also includes t-shirt distribution, snack distribution and helping with administrative tasks. 

Team Orange – Drivers

We need drivers to move select guests, artists, and staff through the park on golf carts.
Drives may also include running on-site and off-site errands, picking up supplies as needed.
If you have a full G license & insurance and love to drive and make new friends, the Orange Team is the perfect group for you!

Team Pink – All things flowers

This is a festival all about flowers. We need your help to wrap bouquets, water our tulips on the boardwalk, and to help at our exhibits. Occaisionally we may need your help at our flower carts. If you like flowers and people, this is the right spot for you.