Volunteer

The Royal Medieval Faire requires volunteers for a variety of activities, which are outlined in detail below. To sign up and for more details, please contact us at volunteers@royalmedievalfaire.org or (519) 279-4018.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!

The faire is into planning stages up for our 19th year this fall, and we are still in need of volunteers to make the event successful. Look for details here on volunteer orientation sessions as they are scheduled. If you are interested in volunteering, then please email or call our volunteer coordinator. Pretending to be a medieval games master and firing giant crossbows is a great way to earn your volunteer hours for school!

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

Coordinator Support

There are many jobs that happen throughout the year, getting ready for the event day -- from helping with organizing, logistics, games repair and other key areas, there are lots of things you could potentially contribute to if you are keen!  See positions available on the Volunteer Action Center here.

Costume & Prop Making

From experienced sewers to those interested in cutting patterns, embroidering or other small handiwork, we invite you and any of your friends to join us in making costumes and props for the faire. If you can swing a hammer, the props department could also use your experience.

Security Personnel

Supervise and assist with line-ups at the entrance gates and monitor the cash boxes. Monitor park boundaries in the band shell area and assist in ensuring that things are operating smoothly in the park. Assist in coordinating response for first aid or lost children.

Gating Personnel

Collect the admission of $10 per adult and apply a stamp. Kids 12 and under are $5.00.  Family of 4 (2 adults max) are $20.  Monitor and secure the cash boxes to ensure that money does not get stolen.

Information Kiosk Personnel

Hand out The Royal Medieval Faire programme and schedule of events. Give directions to event locations throughout the park. Administer patron surveys. Record and receive lost articles. Maintain a list of patrons interested in acting, volunteering, vending, performing or sponsoring the Faire next year. Call security to assist with first aid or lost children situations. Assist with set-up and take down of the information booth.

Volunteer Hospitality Personnel

Assist in preparing the tent for the day's activities, maintaining the reception area in an organized and clean state throughout the day, and cleaning up from the activities at the end of the day. You may also be assigned to any one of a variety of tasks, including greeting volunteers and signing them in and out, assisting volunteers to complete forms, distributing t-shirts, updating volunteers about changes in scheduling, and preparing coffee and snack foods.

Parking Personnel

Escort vendors on site in the morning of the Faire. Throughout the day, parking volunteers direct patrons to the parking areas and indicate the admission entrances.

Games Personnel

Operate the games and ensure everyone’s enjoyment of the games.  

Signage Personnel

The signage volunteers are responsible for placing signs outside of the park to ensure that patrons can find the admission gates on the day of the Faire. Meet with the signage co-ordinator for instructions on where to place the signs. When the Faire is over, remove the signs and return them to a central area specified by the signage co-ordinator.

We ask everyone to sign up for a 4 hour morning or afternoon shift, but encourage all, particularly those operating games, to volunteer all day.

Contact us at volunteers@royalmedievalfaire.org or (519) 279-4018 to sign up to volunteer!