Volunteer: Help carry the flag for Jane's Walk

Jane's Walk Ottawa is bigger than ever this year, and with all these new walks, we need volunteers to help as marshals. There are other roles to fill as well (see the list below).

If you would like to help out, please get in touch through Contact us to let us know you're available. Put "Volunteer" in the subject line of your email. Or you can call 613 563-4922 to talk to us or leave a message. Thanks for supporting Jane's Walk Ottawa.


To prepare for a successful event we are looking for some help. Here's what we're looking for:

Pre-walk promotion

Promote walks through Facebook, email lists, local media by writing articles, emailing people, generally getting the word out.


Help us advertise by covering your neighborhood in Jane's Walk posters. We'll provide the posters, you provide the postering skills! 

If you'd like to advertise a walk of particular interest in your neighbourhood, visit our poster maker page, and create a poster for that specific walk.

Walk Marshal

Marshals help Jane's Walk run smoothly by assisting the walk leader to manage the group, carry flags, count heads, etc.  Marshalling is easy, and a marshal also gets to enjoy the walk experience as a participant. Marshals read a short introduction to Jane's Walk and the walk leader, carry flags so people can see where the group is going, keep the group together, keep an eye on safety (for instance, at traffic lights), and report back to us after the walk on the number of people who come to the walk and whether everything went smoothly. We provide a marshal's kit with all the information needed, but it is especially easy for someone who already knows the walk leader and what the walk is about.

If you would like to be a marshal for a particular walk, please send us an email indicating that you would like to marshal and which walks you are interested in. 

Wrap up party

Decorate the venue, greet people at doors, hand out info about Jane's Walk.


Got a camera? We need people to take pictures along any and all the walks.  If you have pictures you'd like to share with us, please send them to us as email attachments.

If you have a few hours to volunteer, please send us an email at: jane@janeswalkottawa.ca