EcoFair at the Barns relies on the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers to organize and promote the EcoFair, and to make the event run smoothly.

To volunteer to help plan the 2018 EcoFair, please contact us. A variety of opportunities are available for “EcoFair Planner Volunteers” such as leading an exhibitor portfolio, or helping with signage and promotion. Please send us an email to find out more: ecofairatthebarns@gmail.com

To help out as a “Day-of-event Volunteer”, please keep reading!

“Day-of-event Volunteer” Application Process:   If you’re interested in lending a hand on the day of the event, please review the volunteer position descriptions below.  Very important! As we rely on our volunteers to make the event run smoothly, please only apply if you are certain that you can commit to the date and time. Let us know how you’d like to help by emailing ecofairatthebarns@gmail.com

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Event Set-Up:

  • Help set up the space at the direction of the Lead Volunteer, including moving tables and chairs, putting up signs, helping exhibitors load in their displays, and directing traffic
  • Please note, this position starts at 8am and the subway doesn’t start until 8am.  Please ensure you have a means of getting to the venue by 8am if you sign up for this position.  Thanks!

Welcome Table:

  • Greet attendees, direct attendees to what they’re looking for, answer any questions they may have, encourage attendees to sign up for newsletter to be entered into draw

Interactive Activities:

  • Encourage EcoFair attendees to enter the interactive activity area, assist activity facilitators as needed, ensure activity area is kept neat, tidy and safe, help usher film attendees into the theatre

Refreshments Table:

  • Sell and serve beverages, follow safe food handling practices, ensure area is kept neat, tidy and safe
  • Volunteers should have experience with safe food handling

Silent Auction:

  • Help set up silent auction table, encourage participants to bid on auction items, close auction and help distribute items to winners (must have an outgoing personality for this role)

Event Promotion Team:

  • Walk around the neighbourhood, carry an EcoFair poster, hand out flyers, enthusiastically promote the event to people walking around outside (Note, this is position is done outside, rain or shine)

Exit Surveyer

  • Obtain attendee feedback as they leave the event, encourage attendees to sign up for newsletter to be entered into draw (must have an outgoing personality for this role as it requires approaching people as they leave the event)


  • Take professional photos of the event, capturing the atmosphere and all the activities taking place. Send digital files to the EcoFair committee within 1 week after the event.