Want to be a part of the world’s largest annual indoor show?

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo relies greatly on volunteers, some of whom have been involved since the Tattoo’s beginning in 1979. Volunteers travel from as far away as the Bahamas and Scotland every year just to be a part of this show!

If you would like to join the volunteer team, please complete the application form. Please note there are a limited number of volunteer spaces available, so not everyone will be chosen.

The time commitment varies with each position. For instance, in addition to the production period, Props volunteers are required periodically throughout the year while Arena Masters are required only during the production period. The production period, which is from approximately 15 June to 08 July, is the peak time for volunteering in all areas. The more flexible you are, the more likely you are to be chosen to volunteer.


Aside from being a part of one of the most exciting summer events in Halifax, you will come away with a sense of pride and patriotism by having contributed to the success of this world renowned event.  You will meet people from many different countries and no doubt, make many new friends. 

You will also receive:

Two tickets to the Preview Show*

An exclusive Cast T-shirt*

Tattoo ID Badge*

Invitation to the Tattoo Cast Party*

*Volunteers must work at least 20 hours to receive benefits.