21 Jun

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wanuskewin's Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations is back for 2023!

Wanuskewin will be offering expressions of culture through dance, music, visual art, as well as history and science in a one day celebration. Celebrate Northern Plains Indigenous culture and spend the day volunteering and exploring this traditional gathering place, home to all Nations of the Northern Prairies over the last 6400 years.

Event Schedule 



Volunteering is important because it offers essential help to worthwhile causes, people in need, and the wider community. volunteering also comes with many benefits such as connecting with others, building self-confidence, improving physical and mental health, and building a sense of purpose. when you volunteer with Wanuskewin, you will also receive recognition in our monthly newsletter, a free lunch, a letter of recognition from Wanuskewin, and a special invitation to our annual volunteer appreciation event at the end of the season.

Dress Code

Volunteers are advised to dress appropriately for the weather since some assignments will be outside.

Work Area

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, 4 Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7.


Outline of Volunteer Job Descriptions


Matriarchs Gathering

Guide guests around the facility. Ensure that the grounds and the gathering is not disturbed during the ceremonies. Assist guests, answer questions and ensure that all safety procedures are being followed.


Assist staff in set up and take down of presentation material. Ensure that all guests stay on their designated area. Assist staff in carrying educational material if required. Answer guest questions and ensure that all safety protocols are being followed

Restaurant / food stations

Support the staff in all aspects of dining including: service, hosting, bussing and cleaning. Comply with food and safety regulations. Assist in kitchen clean up.


Help guests park,  maximize the use of all spaces and direct guests from the parking lot to the front plaza. Greet the guests, answer questions and ensure that all safety protocols are being followed.

Clean up

Assist staff in general facility and ground maintenance during the day. Ensure that all areas in use are in a clean, sanitary, safe and presentable condition. Greet the guests, answer any questions and ensure that all safety procedures are being followed.

Water Stations

Hand out water to guests. Ensure that the station is stocked at all times. Answer guest questions and insure that all safety protocols are being followed.


Help to greet guests, answer questions, hand out maps, direct guests around the site, help the staff with event specific tasks and spread the word about Wanuskewin’s mission

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