It’s legit that 100% of ticket sales go to the performers, so we really do rely on volunteers, grants, and donors to keep the Fringe Festival growing.
Can’t say this enough: we couldn’t do it without you!

  • Returning to volunteer with the Ottawa Fringe Festival? Click HERE to register.
  • If you’re returning AND you’ve registered, click HERE to see the schedule and sign up for shifts.
  • Are you a first-time volunteer with the Festival? Click HERE to register.
    Beginning May 28, after you’ve completed your orientation session, see the schedule and sign up for shifts HERE.

When you volunteer with the Fringe, you get:
•  An official Ottawa Fringe Festival volunteer t-shirt
•  A free ticket for every shift
•  Discounts at neighbourhood restaurants
•  A thousand million thank yous and an invite to the Ottawa Fringe volunteer appreciation event after the Festival closes


SAVE THE DATE … Saturday, May 6th at Arts Court Studio
Drop in between 11am and 1pm. Prospective volunteers can meet the staff and get a feel for the festival in a way that no one could just by filling out an application online. The open house is for new volunteers or for returning volunteers who are introducing a friend to Fringe.

Check out what some past volunteers have to say about their experience with the Fringe Festival.

I love volunteering for the Fringe Festival because there’s such a positive energy throughout: it’s impossible not to get excited too when you hear someone raving about a show or her friend is squealing about another. The atmosphere is just plain fun! Fellow Fringe volunteers are friendly and the event managers are super organized. Not to mention the awesome perk of seeing some of the shows for free! You definitely feel appreciated as a volunteer. This is my third year helping out at the Fringe Festival and I’m really looking forward to it!   – Alina K

I look forward to volunteering at the Ottawa Fringe every year because the caliber of shows is so consistently excellent. I see Ottawa theatre all year round but consistently, the best shows I see are every June at Fringe. As a volunteer, I often get to see the shows I love for free! Talk about win-win! Since Fringe has been such a huge part of my Ottawa Theatre experience, I love to be a part of the machine that brings these wonderful experiences to the public and makes these powerful artful moments possible for others too. As a volunteer on the grounds, I get the best word on the street buzz on shows to maximize my Fringe efficiency (which is always a factor with so many great shows to choose from) and on occasion, you can find yourself on friendly terms with Fringe celebrity performers, which is a great perk as a fan. If you like theatre, volunteering for Fringe is the best way to give a meaningful contribution to a community you care about while seeing shows you’ll never forget for free. You’ll love it.   – Kirsten G


Chantal Hayman
613-232-6162 x206

Registration Begins on March 20