VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CREATION & MANAGEMENT
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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, TALENT & EVENT MANAGEMENT
Hear that? That’s the unmistakable sound of a hyped audience on their feet, applauding and shouting for more. They can’t get enough.
Listen a little closer and you’ll hear the buzz of hundreds of volunteers at work behind the scenes making those shouts possible and this event, the event of the season.
As volunteers, you’re the pulse of it all, working together to make magic happen. With our professional volunteer preparation and support, you earn the coveted opportunity to become an event insider and a valued contributor to its success. You earn your spot on the team and the pride that comes with it.
Make friends. Have fun. Experience it all.
It’s simple. Event organizers who prioritize volunteers, win. They win a team of empowered ambassadors and a cohesive, efficient group who are professionally trained to address their specific needs. And that’s why they enlist us – for a professional volunteer management program.
From sun up to sun down, from lights up to lights down -- from the beginning to the end of the experience -- your experience, we’ve got this!
Volunteering can change your life.
What you learn as an event volunteer can’t be studied in books, or taught in a classroom. It’s an on-the-ground and in-the-moment experience – one that is truly what you make of it.
As a CBM volunteer, the detailed information, supervision and support our program provides, gives YOU the coveted opportunity to peer behind the curtain of these events as an insider.
You will tap into your smarts, skills and good nature, and rise to meet a variety of challenges. While the gears of a live event are in motion, you will be the faces of the event and be empowered to make the seemingly impossible, possible. When you swoop in to prevent and solve problems, your contribution has an undeniable large-scale impact. You become an event ambassador to thousands of patrons. And collectively, as part of a volunteer team, you make experiences fun and memorable for everyone — yourself included. You can’t put a value on the knowledge you acquire, the confidence you build, the praise you earn and the network of new friends you score along the way. It’s life-changing.
At every skill level, it all starts with the simple contribution of your time.
You’ve got this! Volunteer.
Meeting so many people was amazing, getting to know everyone, making new friends and just the atmosphere of the entire event and how positive everyone was. Best time of my life.”
- Melany A, Squamish Valley Music Festival Volunteer
WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY
We’re looking for volunteers from all walks of life, at every level of experience. If you have time and patience to offer, we’ve got a volunteer placement for you.
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March 9 - 13, 2023
The JUNO Awards is a weeklong festival, travelling city to city across Canada. It encompasses both public-facing fan events featuring a diverse array of Canadian artists and emerging talent, and industry networking opportunities.
Canadian Screen Awards
April 11 - 16, 2023
Celebrating the best in Canadian film, television and digital media. Canadian Screen Week hosts fan and industry events and awards galas leading up to the Canadian Screen Awards. We hope to see this program return in 2023.
TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 23 - July 2, 2023
One of North America’s premier jazz festivals, happening over ten days in downtown Toronto. A leader in artistic excellence and outstanding production standards, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival showcases the best performers from across Canada and around the world!
June 26 - 29, 2023
North America's fastest growing tech conference referred to as 'the Olympics of tech' brings together Fortune 500 companies, groundbreaking startups and world-class speakers.
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
July 8, 2023
Toronto's downtown music and arts festival at the historic Fort York and Garrison Common is back! Music, food and a dedicated kids area make this a terrific event for the whole family. Come be part of the team making it happen.
Boots and Hearts Music Festival
August 10-13, 2023
The biggest country music party of the summer! Join the dedicated Boots volunteer crew for this multi-day country music camping festival on the gorgeous Burl’s Creek Event Grounds.
Canadian Film Centre
CFC HOMECOMING (formally known as the BBQ) will host 1000+ entertainment industry guests who will enjoy various art forms and virtual world experiences. The CFC's campus will come alive with color, imagination, live performances, diverse flavors, and unique activities for guests to explore. CBM is working with CFC to place up to 50 volunteers at this iconic film-industry event.
Women in Film & Television
WIFT – Toronto has been providing professional development, mentorships, and peer support to women+ for over 35 years. Join the volunteer team supporting their annual reception to celebrate the spirit and creativity of this screen-based community 5-10 PM at the CBC Atrium).
Polaris Music Prize Gala
September 17, 2023
Annual celebration honouring and rewarding artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. Judged and awarded without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.
Just For Laughs Toronto
September 21 -30, 2023
The iconic festival is back and bigger than ever! On top of a ton of shows at venues around the city, there's also the acclaimed ComedyCon, the daytime series In Conversation, podcasts, cast panels and more! It’s about time we laugh again. JFL Toronto is bringing the funny back!
FVDED In The Park
Festival producers have made the difficult decision to hit pause on FVDED this year. We have loved being a part of this event since the beginning and have met so many amazing volunteers through this program. We look forward to our next opportunity to work together!
Rockin River MusicFest
Festival producers have made the difficult decision not to move forward with the festival in 2023. We have been honoured to be a small part of this team since 2018 and are tremendously grateful to every single volunteer we've had the privilege of working with. We hope to see you again soon!
MusiCounts gives instrument grants to schools and community organizations across Canada. By volunteering, you can help MusiCounts give more youth across Canada the opportunity to experience the transformational benefits of music. Be an ambassador for MusiCounts at 50/50 raffles, silent auctions, and community events.
When you swoop in to prevent and solve problems, your contribution has an undeniable large-scale impact.
You become an event ambassador to thousands of patrons. And collectively, as part of a volunteer team, you make experiences fun and memorable for everyone – yourself included. You can’t put a value on the knowledge you acquire, the confidence you build, the praise you earn and the network of new friends you score along the way. It’s life changing. At every skill level, it all starts with the simple contribution of your time.
You’ve got this! Volunteer.
We’re a professional volunteer management service created around one central idea - prioritize volunteers.
They’re perhaps the most valuable asset of your live event. So while it’s a massive undertaking to recruit and prepare hundreds of individuals and set up a program that provides them with the right resources to be successful, it makes sense that it should be. But it doesn’t have to be a burden.
When you enlist CBM, a positive, prepared and empowered volunteer team is immediately within reach. We don’t just coordinate volunteers — we work closely with your production team to customize a program that meets your specific needs. That’s how we facilitate a win-win scenario. One where clear communication and established roles make volunteers feel valued for their contribution, while clients feel confident that their needs are not only understood, but totally taken care of. And we have the client and volunteer roster to prove it.
When volunteers are a priority to the success of your event, hiring a professional service to manage them should also be a priority. CBM is that service.
We’ve got this!
Carrie and her team have been an absolutely integral part of Field Trip since our first year. As a small, community-driven, family-focused event, I can't tell you how essential it is to know that we have well over 100 excited and productive volunteers each year that I never ever have to worry about! I'm honestly not sure if we could do it without them!
– Aaron Miller, Lead Programmer / Ringleader, Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
JUNO Week, celebrating The 2022 JUNO Awards, Toronto, ON
Collision Conference, Toronto, ON
TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, ON
FVDED in the Park, Surrey, BC
Rockin' River Music Fest, Merritt, BC
Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON
Canadian Film Centre Homecoming, Toronto, ON
WIFT Reception at TIFF, Toronto, ON
Polaris Music Prize Gala, Toronto, ON
Just For Laughs Toronto, Toronto, ON
From media management roles at the Georgia Straight in Vancouver to CBC Television & Radio in Toronto, Carrie Brown’s 20+ year career in the news and entertainment industry has made her an expert in all things talent and event management. Add those years to more live music events and red carpet arrivals than Beyonce herself would ever expect to attend and you’ll arrive at Carrie Brown Management – a whip-smart coast-to-coast-to-coast professional volunteer management service. Designed by someone who lives and loves behind-the-scenes, it’s the finer details of CBM that let everyone focus on the big picture, and centre stage.