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VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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June 2 - 4, 2017

WESTFEST Dates & Location Information:

June 2-4, 2017

LAROCHE PARK, Mechanicsville, <span>52 Stonehurst Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1R4</span>


Ottawa's Free Community Music & Art Festival

Westfest is a party like no other! Each year more than 50,000 people attend Westfest during our outdoor, three-day celebration of Canadian art and culture. As a free multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to showcasing Canadian artists and their work in an accessible and inclusive setting, this year’s Westfest will take place at Laroche Park, filling this riverside green space with a variety of artistic disciplines, such as music, contemporary dance, visual art, media art, performance art, spoken word, poetry and fiction readings, Aboriginal art forms, children’s entertainment, buskers, street performers, and much more.

2017 volunteer positions will include: Street Marshall, Bicycle Parking Attendant, Volunteer Tent, and Floater, with additional positions to be determined, as requirements change from year to year.

There is also a Westfest Volunteer Information Facebook page at where latest information is posted.

New Volunteers can sign up at

Volunteer Coordinator can be contacted at: