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!
Volunteer activities include: help with workshops & parade events, postering, and materials collection. Anyone interested in getting involved with the Festival should contact the Mummers Festival team.
Be sure to include:
- your full name
- your phone number
- the role(s) you would like to take on
- your email address
Volunteer activities include:
- Postering: This one requires many hands! Help us put up posters and distribute postcards to the following areas: all throughout St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Torbay, Flatrock, Pouch Cove, Portugal Cove/St. Philips, Bell Island, CBS, Goulds, Southern Shore, Placentia/Argentia, Conception Bay North.
- Hobby Horse Trainers: Learn how to make a hobby horse and then help us as a trainer. You will show others how to make them at our workshops. You will need to attend our training session on Tuesday, November 29 from 7:00-9:30 pm. Then sign up for at least 1 of our 3 Hobby Horse Workshops: Dec. 3 (10am-2pm), Dec. 6 (7-9:30pm), Dec. 10 (10am-2pm). *If you have made a hobby horse before, you can skip the training session.
- Material Collectors: Help us gather up the needed materials for our workshops. You will need a car for this one. We have a list of items and locations for pick up. This will be ongoing between now and mid-December.
- Parade Marshalls: We need mummer marshals at our Rig Up and Parade. Various tasks include: setting up clothing stations, offering directions and information, monitoring the parade as we move along. Marshals will be briefed on Parade Day (Dec. 17) at 11:30 am.
- Clean Up Bridage: Help us straighten up Bishop Feild Elementary’s gym after the Rig Up.
- Workshop Helpers and Sign Makers: Those who like being crafty will really enjoy being a part of our workshop team.
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.