Volunteer Connect Giveaway

Join Ottawa’s community of friendly, talented, and generous festival volunteers to help bring Ottawa’s festivals, special events, and fairs to life! There are so many benefits to becoming a festival volunteer, including making new friends, developing valuable skills, taking part in unique experiences and getting free access to the hottest events.

Volunteer Connect is Ottawa’s go-to place to find and apply for the latest volunteer opportunities at festivals, special events and fairs.

Active Contest: Sign up for a chance to win tickets to Pumpkins After Dark! 

Sign up for an account on Volunteer Connect before September 11th and automatically be entered to 4 tickets to Pumpkins After Dark – Ottawa’s Halloween tradition!

Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season.

How to enter:

Step 1) Create a free volunteer account on Volunteer Connect
Step 2)… wait there is no step 2! It’s as easy as that.

Sign up for Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect Contest – Official Contest Rules

Ottawa Festival Network (OFN) is hosting a promotional contest for the volunteer recruitment platform, Volunteer Connect. The contest will be open to participants until 11:59PM on September 10, 2023, with prize winners drawn on September 11th.

Prize Information:
Prizes Available:

  • 4 Tickets to Pumpkins After Dark Ottawa

Prize winners will be selected via a random electronic draw.

Winners will be contacted by e-mail.
If the selected winner does not claim the prize within 5 days they forfeit the prize and another winner may be selected at the discretion of OFN.

To enter the contest:

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be resident of Ontario (Address details will be confirmed for prize winners only, information not required for contest entry.)
  • Must have an active account on Volunteer Connect before September 10th 11:59PM.


  • Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible. Limit 1 entry per person.
  • By entering the contest and providing OFN with your name and email address you agree to receive email communications relevant to volunteer opportunities at festivals, special events, and fairs in the Ottawa area. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time.