Gain hands-on events experience, service hours – or simply give back 

The volunteer application deadline for Cannexus24 has now passed.

Deadline to submit a brief application: Friday, December 1, 2023. 

Do you have clients who could benefit from volunteering at Cannexus, Canada’s largest, bilingual Career Development Conference? What about giving your own time to the career development community? CERIC is recruiting 25- 30 energetic, enthusiastic and committed volunteers from the Ottawa area to assist with the on-site execution of the in-person Cannexus conference from January 28-31, 2024 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. You can volunteer from a minimum of 1 day to the full 4 days (including pre-conference workshops) and attend sessions when not volunteering.

Why Volunteer?

  • Gain valuable volunteer experience. Whether you are interested in event planning or career development, volunteering at Cannexus will give you ample volunteer experience 
  • Connect in-person with over 1,000 professionals from the career development, education, community, government and the private sector 
  • Expand your knowledge of career development and best practices from across Canada 
  • Network and attend sessions when not volunteering

Who Should Volunteer?

  • Students who require volunteer service hours
  • Event management students seeking hands-on event experience
  • Newcomers seeking Canadian volunteer experience
  • Career development professionals who want to give back to their community
  • Anyone exploring career development as a career path

Volunteer Requirements:

  • It is preferable that volunteers are from the Ottawa area. If you are not from the Ottawa area, CERIC cannot assist with funds related to travel, accommodations or out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Volunteers must be available for at least 7 hours over the 4 days. This could mean one full 7-hour shift, or two 3.5 hour shifts.
  • Volunteers will be asked to attend a volunteer orientation on Sunday, January 28, 2024 at the Shaw Centre. This is not a mandatory session but will be extremely helpful to you in fulfilling your volunteer role.
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset. 
Volunteer Schedule: 
Sunday, January 28
  • 8:00 – 13:00
  • 14:00 – 19:00

Monday, January 29

  • 7:00 – 13:00
  • 12:30 – 17:00
  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, January 30

  • 7:00 – 13:00
  • 12:30 – 17:00
  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wednesday, January 31

  • 6:30 – 12:30 
Volunteer Roles: 
  • Registration Desk 
  • Simultaneous Interpretation Table (bilingual required) 
  • Speaker Support (must have knowledge of AV and computer setup) 
  • Floater/Exhibitor Support 
  • Set Up & Tear Down
  • Ushers