“I always have fun at these events, nice staff & volunteers, great athletes, what more could you ask.” — 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Volunteer

“It was a wonderful experience. Everyone was so helpful and enthusiastic. A wonderful, positive environment! Would love to do it again!” — 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Volunteer

“We would just like to follow up and say thank you for the wonderful group volunteer experience SJAM [Sir John A Macdonald] students had at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last Sunday, October 18, 2015. We are all very glad to have committed our morning to the great cause, and Mac In Action is looking forward to the next opportunity to help the Canada Running Series make yet another event a huge success!” — Maeesha Biswas and Sherry Fang, Seasonal Coordinators, Mac In Action 2015-2016

“And thank you to the woman who put the medal on me, for telling me I did an amazing job and hugging me so tight that nothing in the world felt better. To all of the volunteers who keep our spirits up, from the bottom of my heart... thank you.” — Randi Ramdeen, 2015 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Finisher



An event the size of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon requires 3,000 volunteers in order to run smoothly!

Support the 185 charities in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge by donating your time to the event.

All volunteers will receive:

  • A FREE Volunteer T-shirt
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Community service hours letter
  • Memorable volunteer experience!

If you have registered for a volunteer shift and would like to review your position information, cancel your shift, or add a new shift:

  • Check your Confirmation Email OR
  • CLICK HERE and enter your e-mail address, then check your inbox for a link to review or edit your profile information and shift(s)

Volunteers Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer as a group of 20+ individuals, please email to find out more about our group volunteer opportunities and benefits!


Key Volunteers

Apply to be a Key Volunteer/Manager
Photo Credit: Edison Yao

We are looking for Key Volunteers to supervise other volunteers and manage key areas of the event! If you are a strong leader with event experience and are interested in this type of position, please apply below.


Medical Volunteers

Apply to be a Medical Volunteer

The STWM Medical Team consists of over 100 medical professionals with varying backgrounds and experience. Each year, the team is made up of veterans of the event along with many first time medical volunteers. The medical team is positioned at the Start Line, along the course at the Aid Stations, at the Finish Line and in the post-race area.

We are accepting applications from Physicians, Nurses, Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, First Responders (minimum certification of First Aid & CPR), Fire Fighters, Paramedics, Medical Students, Medical Administrators & Drivers (no medical experience needed). All applicants must provide current First Responder, First Aid, CPR and/or any additional professional medical certification.