Organization Objective

The Canadian International Organ Competition is a charitable organization that makes meaningful contributions to society by the creation and promotion of organ music, and by educational activities that allow the public to better appreciate the pipe organ and its rich heritage. Every month of October, the CIOC puts on a festival. Every three years, the festival hosts an international competition with jury members from North-America and Europe. 2014 is a competition year: we are very excited to host one of the most important organ competitions in the world, in one of the capitals of the pipe organ.

Volunteer Job(s) and Description

A few examples: distribution of programs, information, host families for guest organists, volunteer to pick up organists at airport.

Our volunteers do anything from greeting organists at the airport, and housing them, to distributing programs at the entrance of concert halls and churches during the concerts or competition rounds.

Volunteer Requirements (language, special skills, etc.)

Must love helping people and working with others, Bilingualism is a great asset. Good knowledge of the pipe organ is NOT a prerequisite, but liking music is definitely an asset.

Time Commitment

Anywhere from a few hours to half a day. We also tailor our volunteer schedules to match your level of implication!


Contact Information 514.510.5678.
Website http://
Application Process

As soon as we get your sign-up sheet, we’ll call you and learn more about what you’d like to do and how you can help out the CIOC during Competition month (October).


The international competition and festival take place at different locations in Montreal: Maison Symphonique, Notre-Dame Basilica, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, Immaculée-Conception Church. All details will be shared closer to the events.