The Academy is looking for volunteers aged 18 and over to join our Canadian Screen Week volunteer team. Canadian Screen Week takes place at a variety of venues in downtown Toronto, March 23-29, 2020. You can find the schedule on our website at We are looking for volunteers who are able to pitch in for a minimum of two shifts. If you are interested in joining our team, please complete this form in its entirety before hitting the submit button at the bottom. Note that incomplete forms will be discarded.

Contact Information

We require one application per person. Please take a moment to ensure that the information provided is accurate and typo-free. Our primary method of communication is by email. An email address is required to participate in the program.

Key Details

Make your selections from the drop-down menus. All volunteers receive a keepsake Canadian Screen Awards volunteer t-shirt to wear while on duty. Choose your unisex size here. If you run out of space to re-enter your full email, just add what fits.


We are looking for volunteers to assist at weekday industry events and galas, primarily in the evenings, and at our daytime Members Lounge, Monday through Friday. Our biggest needs are for Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29, when we will be hosting Family Fan Day and three awards galas. We will also have general assistance shifts to fill at the Academy office during regular business hours in February and March. Check off your availability here. Note that these details can be updated during the application process.

Skills & Experience

Most volunteer openings are for general customer service, such as greeting guests and offering event information; however, we do have a couple of specialty assignments to fill. In which of these areas do you have moderate to excellent skill? Check all that apply. Use the comment box below to tell us how you have gained this experience. Please be specific.

Volunteer Goals & Experience

Experienced volunteer? First time? Choose all that apply from the list below, and let us know your goals for volunteering. Use the comment box to tells us about your volunteer experience; frequency, duties you've performed, etc. Previous experience not required.


The Academy is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment. Some assignments require a lot of walking or standing for periods of time. Please let us know of any accessibility restrictions that we can do our best to accommodate for you.

Leadership Team

Team Leads oversee specific groups, helping to get volunteers checked in and deployed, answering questions and managing the team onsite. The leadership team is first on and last off at our events. This senior volunteer assignment is open to previous Canadian Screen Week Leads and volunteers. Successful candidates require staff management skills, event experience, terrific people skills, and the ability to trouble-shoot any issues in a fast-paced environment. Must be available for Gala shifts on Monday and Tuesday, and especially Saturday and Sunday. If you have not been a Screen Week Lead before, use the comment box bellow to tell us what makes you a good fit for this role.

Employer / School

Please list your current or most recent employer, if applicable. Current student? Please add your school name in the Company field provided.


We base our recruitment decisions on this form. Anything else you would like to add while we consider your application? Last chance!

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Canadian Screen Awards volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate.