The Quilt of Belonging
The Quilt of Belonging Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (The Heart of Ontario) and The Cotton Factory are seeking energetic, highly motivated, customer service-oriented volunteers to support demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and concerts at the Cotton Factory for this amazing 5-week exhibition. The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot textile art project comprised of 263 blocks each created by individuals to recognize Canada’s diversity. The exhibition Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories will run from July 10 to August 16, 2017.

To Learn more about the Canada 150 events in Hamilton, Halton and Brant, click here.


Volunteer Benefits

  • Part of the team for this unique and authentic Canadian Experience!
  • Special access to selected ‘Quilt of Belonging’ programs and events
  • Free, commemorative volunteer t-shirt
  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation night at the Cotton Factory
  • Snacks and beverages at each shift
  • Good hands-on experience in the arts and events
  • A reference for future employers
  • You get to meet, network & socialize with artists, curators, event organizers, and other like-minded volunteers
  • Opportunity to continue to volunteer with Heart of Ontario for year-round engagement activities such as Supercrawl and Food and Drink Fest.


What We're Looking For

  • Fun, friendly, and outgoing people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • 16+ years old (under the age of 18 you will need signed Minor Consent by parent or guardian)
  • Available to support an average minimum of 3 shifts per week over the 5 week period
  • Available for volunteer orientation and additional training as necessary
  • Access to an email address, as this will be the primary means of scheduling and communication


Volunteers will support our Heart of Ontario staff in key areas such as:

  • Event Ambassadors creating a welcoming environment, greeting guests, answering general questions, line management and crowd control, supporting guests with disabilities and assisting with accessibility, directing guests as needed
  • Event Assistants handling set up and tear down operations for demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and concerts. Other duties may include event assistance, admission, parking
  • Quilt Exhibit Guides providing interpretation and answering questions specific to The Quilt of Belonging as well as supporting gift shop operations.

For more job description details please click here.


How Do I Sign Up?

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity please fill out a volunteer application or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Vattay for more information. 

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