Volunteer Form

Volunteer Event Photographers


Volunteer Event Photographers are passionate, energetic individuals that will ensure the excitement of the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games is captured at various events leading up to and including the Games. Volunteer Event Photographers will be on the ground to capture creative and special moments to ensure compelling content that will be shared on Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games website and social media accounts.

Volunteer Event Photographers will have sound knowledge of photography best practices, and will own and use their own equipment, including a DSLR camera.

Volunteer Event Photographers will represent the vision of the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games at all times: Inspire. Transform. Unify.


  • At least 16 years of age (Volunteers aged 16 to under 18 require parental consent)

  • Own photography equipment, including Canon or Nikon DSLR camera; all equipment must be in good working condition

  • Available to work flexible and varied hours including afternoon/evening shifts

  • Skills and experience in photography, digital media, and live events

  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot technical issues and use sound judgement

  • Must be able to provide own transportation to and from event

  • Available to participate in volunteer training session prior to event. During these sessions, volunteers will learn about the Games as well as ensure professional conduct as a volunteer representing the Games.

  • Adhere to Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Volunteer Code of Conduct at all times, including health and safety policies and procedures


  • Outgoing personality with a willingness and desire to engage as a public representative and ambassador of the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games

  • Strong passion for telling compelling visual stories and creating impactful digital content

  • Motivated and excited about interacting with people of all ages and abilities

  • Ability to generate trust with an audience to promote engagement and interaction

  • Be accountable for all photography equipment, ensuring all pieces are operational, noting any deficiencies

  • Online portfolio of previous work considered an asset, particularly in sports and live events

  • Bilingualism (English and French) is considered an asset

  • Note: By submitting your application, you understand that the Canada Games Council and its Host Societies may use your images for non-commercial promotion of the Games in perpetuity. If there is intent to use your images for commercial purposes, you will be contacted. All of your work will be credited and you reserve the right to use your images for non-commercial purposes.  

How to Apply: Please send us an email with “Volunteer Event Photographer” as the subject line to volunteer@2021canadagames.ca with a link to your portfolio (website, social media accounts). We thank all who apply, however, only those selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.

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