Thank you for considering volunteering at this event! Your support will help catalyze actions towards strengthening the Toronto Public Market ecosystem.
Volunteer Opportunities 

From June 8th to 10th, Toronto is hosting the 11th International Public Market Conference, organized by Project for Public Spaces, the conference has become a celebrated forum for strategic partners in public health, community economic development, food systems, and social policy. St. Lawrence Market, City of Toronto Economic Development and Culture Division and MarketCityTO are the local partners, bringing together the event and engaging local, provincial, and national stakeholders. Our goal with this event is to increase awareness of the role of public markets, build local capacity and catalyze action toward developing a Public Market Strategy for Toronto. 

The conference is based at St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto, and includes sessions/events at St. James Cathedral, Underpass Park, Stackt Market, and various mobile workshops and tours across the greater-Toronto area. 

With 350+ participants attending from 13+ countries, volunteer support is crucial to ensuring the conference is a success! This is your opportunity to get up close and personal with local and international movers and shakers engaged with public markets. Volunteers receive complimentary access to the conference the day of their shift(s) (when off-duty) and we'll feed you some of the best food in the city!

We're looking for volunteers who are: 
  • passionate about markets and connecting people; 
  • happy to warmly welcome a diverse group of participants; 
  • keen to provide conference information and support participants as needed;
  • comfortable hosting and able to document details; 
  • able to help folks navigate to their next session/workshop/tour; and/or
  • flexible to pitch-in with logistical tasks and help address any challenges as they arise.  
About You
Share a bit about yourself and how you'd like to get involved. Information provided is used for the sole purpose of volunteer recruitment - your personal details are not shared. 
First Name *
Last Name *
Your Pronouns
Email Address *
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What are some skills and/or experiences you have that you feel would be helpful as a volunteer at the Conference? 

For example: Have you volunteered at, or coordinated events? Are you great at working with people? Are you familiar with the local markets? Do you have customer service experience? etc
Which day(s) and time(s) are you available and hoping to volunteer?
The conference strives to be as accessible as possible.

Do you require any accommodations in order to be able to volunteer at the conference?
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Food is a big part of the conference! Do you have any allergies or dietary preferences we should know about?
Volunteer Roles
Please read through the following volunteer roles and indicate any/all you feel interested in. Additional information about individual roles and a confirmation of shift(s) will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator once your application is submitted. 

All volunteers regardless of role are asked to support the waste-free initiatives at the conference by pitching-in at breaks and meal-times to help tidy up and ensure participants are properly placing any compost and/or reusables in the correct place.
Registration & Information
Welcome Host / Event Support
Speaker Assistant & Scribe
Mobile Workshop Champion
Tour Assistant
Are you able to attend a one-hour virtual orientation and training session over google meet, June 5th 7:30-8:30pm EST?

Additional training and supervision will be provided day-of.
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Please let us know any other comments or questions you have about volunteering at the conference here:
Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you about your application within a few days!
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