Volunteer for Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival - NVCA

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Volunteer for ​the Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival​

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Rotary Club of Barrie are looking for volunteers for the Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival. The festival is an annual event runing for over three decades, and celebrates an important Canadian tradition - maple syrup.

Every year, we offer many activities such as horse drawn wagon rides, petting exotic animals and learning outdoor skills with cadets. This year, we have added two new activites - dog performance and native reptile and amphibian display.

Every year, volunteers have played a large part in this successful and long running festival. All proceeds go towards our community and the maintenance​ of NVCA's conservation areas!

If you're passionate about ​your community, maple syrup, need high school volunteer hours or just would like to help out, volunteer with us!

Here is more information about the Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival.

This year, we are calling for volunteers to help with 

  • Showing visitors how maple syrup is made (pioneer and modern methods)
  • Interactive tree tapping demonstration
  • ​Ticket collection for horse drawn wagon rides
  • Button making
  • Other tasks as required
The festival runs from April 1-2, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for full day or half day shifts:
  • Morning: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
  • Afternoon: 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Full Day: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A brief orientation will be provided at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers have free entry to the festival. Lunch will be provided for volunteers working for a full day. All skills welcome!

How to register
If you're interested in volunteering, please email Kyra Howes​, NVCA's Manager, Lands and Operations at khowes@nvca.on.ca, or call 705-424-1479 x 259.

Thank you for your consideration and with your continued support, ​we look forward to another successful festival!