Volunteer for the 2018 Parliament

Each Parliament of the World's Religions is a once in a lifetime experience. No Parliament is like the other, but one constant is the amazing work and dedication that our volunteers contribute to making each conference unforgettable.

The 7th Parliament of the World's Religions is gathering in Toronto, Canada on November 1st through November 7th for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions. Volunteers are needed starting immediately to assist now and during the event.

Process of Eligibility

Any individual interested in volunteering for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions is required to:

  • Complete the 2018 Volunteer Application Form - All individuals are expected to complete this form. Please note that this is just the first step in the process, completing this form does not guarantee that you will be approved as a Parliament volunteer. Volunteer assignments will be based on the answers submitted.

  • Complete a background check - All individuals who will serve as volunteers are required to complete a background check. Background checks must be completed before being eligible for the reduced registration cost. 


Good Deed Code Payment
Canadian & International Volunteers 6FDB5EB9237243-FEE50805 Volunteer Pays All 
US Volunteers  h5vj64a Volunteer Pays All 
  • Register for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions - All individuals who successfully complete the Application Form and the background check must register for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, a special registration link will be sent to each individual who has completed the first two steps in the process.  

  • Approve Volunteer Schedule - All volunteers will receive a volunteer schedule based on the times and roles identified in the Application Form. 

  • Complete Training - All volunteers are expected to complete a general, role-specific, and conference training before the conference.  

Cost of Volunteering 

Individuals who volunteer 18+ hours from November 1st through November 7th at the 2018 Parliament can attend the event for a reduced fee of $50 USD. In addition to the registration cost, volunteers are expected to pay for their background checks: Canadian and International volunteers will pay $16 USD through Sterling Direct and US volunteers will pay $15 USD through Verified Volunteer.

The total cost for volunteers attending the conference ranges from $65-$66 USD. Please note that this does not include room and board, transportation, or food. 

On-Site at the 2018 Parliament 

Volunteers will be able to pick up their registration badges on the afternoon of October 31st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. ID's will be required to pick up volunteer badges and the name must match an official government identification.