Get Involved

Volunteer

We need you! And we are truly grateful to anyone who can help with this festival! Our hope is that volunteers will enjoy and take pride in this enriching, community building festival. Volunteers play a vital role in these events–even the smallest efforts have big effect!

All volunteers will receive a beautiful Festival t-shirt for your help.  Anyone interested in getting involved with the Festival should contact the Mummers Festival team.

To become a volunteer, please sign up here: Sign Up Now!

If you have trouble with the online sign up sheet, please send an email to volunteer@mummersfestival.caBe sure to include:

  1. your full name
  2. your phone number
  3. the role(s) you would like to take on
  4. your email address

Volunteer activities include:

Postering

November 15th to 28th, Various Locations

Put up posters and postcards in various locations throughout the Avalon Peninsula.

Please include the area(s) you can poster in the “My Comments” box on our online signup form. It should take 1-3 hours. We need help in the following areas: St. John’s (East, West, Downtown, Central, North), Memorial University, Mount Pearl, Torbay, Flatrock, Pouch Cove, Portugal Cove/St. Philips, Bell Island, CBS, Goulds, Southern Shore, Placentia/Argentia, Conception Bay North.

Hobby Horse Workshop Assistants

(4 volunteers needed per session)

Victoria Park Poolhouse

Sunday, December 1st (12pm to 4pm)

Thursday, December 5th (6pm to 9pm)

Saturday, December 7th (12pm to 4pm)

Help people make hobby horses. You need to have made a horse at one of our workshops from previous years to help with this. If you attend our first workshop you can teach at the other workshops.

Ugly Stick Workshop Helpers

(4 volunteers needed per session)

Victoria Park Poolhouse

Sunday, December 8th (12pm to 4pm)

Monday, December 9th (6pm to 9pm)

Help people make ugly sticks. You need to have made an ugly stick before or you need to have experience with power tools.

Drivers

(2 volunteers needed)

Around St. John’s

Between December 10th and 16th

We need drivers to bring our guest mummers from Northern Ireland to and from events. Must have a drivers license, an upstanding driving record, and a car to seat 3 people with room for equipment. Various times between Dec. 10 and Dec. 16 in the St. John’s area.

Movers and Drivers with Trucks

(6 volunteers needed)

The Rooms

Friday, December 13th

Help us move large items from various locations in St. John’s to the Rooms. Either have a truck for loading or some strength to help move things. This will happen at various times this day.

Rig Up Helpers

(6 volunteers needed)

Bishop Feild School

Friday, December 13th (4pm to 6pm)

Help set up clothing, mirrors, and signs for the Rig Up.

Decorating and Set Up team for Scuff ‘n’ Scoff

(8 volunteers needed)

The Rooms

Saturday, December 14th (8am to 12pm)

Sunday, December 15th (8am to 12pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Hang bra banners, set up tables and trash cans, decorate a shed or two, set up a sponsor sign, set up our photo booth. If you have skills with tools that will help but not necessary.

Stage Set Up for Scuff ‘n’ Scoff

(8 volunteers needed)

The Rooms

Saturday, December 14th (8am to 12pm)

Sunday, December 15th (8am to 12pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Help us assemble a stage. Experience with power tools and building is necessary.

Parade Sign Mummers

(5 volunteers needed)

Bishop Feild School

Saturday, December 14th (1:30pm to 3pm)

Sunday, December 15th (1:30pm to 3pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Dress as a mummer and carry our Festival banner at the front of the Parade

Food and Drink Mummers

(6 volunteers needed)

The Rooms

Saturday, December 14th (1:30pm to 5pm)

Sunday, December 15th (1:30pm to 5pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Dress as a mummer and help us serve food and drink at the Scuff ‘n’ Scoff.

Rig Up Clean Team

(6 volunteers needed)

Bishop Feild School

Saturday, December 14th (5pm to 7pm)

Sunday, December 15th (5pm to 7pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Help us clean up the leftover clothes from the Rig Up. It should take only an hour or so.

Scuff ‘n’ Scoff Clean Team

(12 volunteers needed)

The Rooms

Saturday, December 14th (5pm to 7pm)

Sunday, December 15th (5pm to 7pm) *If event is cancelled on the 14th

Help us take down a stage and clean up after the event. Stage striking will require people who have power tool skills.

Submit to our Mummers Archive

Make your mark on mummer history. Mummering has been going on for a long time here and we want you to share your piece of the puzzle. Mummering has so many different styles and varieties and we would like to put the big picture together as best we can. Your contributions are invaluable.You’re invited to contribute a digital copy of your mummer materials to Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative (DAI)as a record of our province’s Christmastime house-visiting tradition.Join our Mummers Festival Facebook group and post your photos, videos, stories, and comments. Start a discussion. We would like to encourage as much dialogue as possible.