Volunteer with Us

Every November, the Cathay Ball stands as the pinnacle of Mon Sheong Foundation’s fundraising efforts. The dazzling gala is a grand evening of spectacular entertainment, elegant dancing, and sumptuous dining. It is home to the popular special draw and a silent auction filled with fine items and collectibles. The Cathay Ball brings together over a thousand guests including corporations, sponsors, professionals, and government officials to enjoy an extravagant evening – all for the purpose of benefitting Mon Sheong Foundation’s charitable initiatives. This grand program cannot run without the help of hundreds of volunteers. We need your help to bring Cathay Ball to life. Join Mon Sheong and be a part of the movement by volunteering with us!

Below are the event date, different roles and responsibilities you can volunteer for:


Annual Mon Sheong Cathay Ball 2022 “Honour yesterday, Nurture Tomorrow”

Date:               Saturday November 5, 2022

Time:               (Nov 5) 1:00 p.m. to (Nov 6) 12:30 a.m.

Location:         Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa

8500 Warden Ave., Markham, ON L6G 1A5

Orientation:    Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 10:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Scarborough Mon Sheong Community & Volunteer Services Centre (2020 McNicoll Ave., Scarborough)

ALL volunteers on this day will be assigned to the specific teams listed below:

Team Job Description
Silent Auction Responsible for supporting the silent auction area. They will be in charge of setting up the auction items, and promoting and closing the auction.
Registration & Cashier Responsible for registering guests and providing guests with their table numbers during registration.

1.      After the silent auction closes, volunteers will serve as cashiers to assist guests with their silent auction purchases.

2.      Line Controller: Greet guests to the next available registration/cashier counter.

Greeters Responsible for creating a welcoming  atmosphere while providing exceptional customer services to leave our guests with lasting impressions.

Responsible for directing guests.

Usher/ Table Prize Claim Station Assist with setting up the Table Prize Claim Station, guide and assist guests to claim their prizes.
Hall Team Assist with setting up the dining hall, leading guests to their tables, and ensuring the smooth flow of the event inside the dining hall.
Production/Runners Provide support for behind-the-scenes or on-stage tasks.
Photographer Take photos in the pre function area and dining hall and take photos of guests in the Dining Hall.
Photographer Assistants Accompany their assigned lead photographer and provide assistance whenever required.
Social Media & Hashtag Photo

Booth Assistants

Assist guests with taking photographs and promoting the Hashtag Photo Booth to boost social media impressions.
Special Draw & Prize Room Promote and sell special draw tickets and assist guests to claim prizes.
Performers Assistant Greet performers and assist performers in preparation backstage.
Volunteer Room Assistants Assist in taking volunteers’ attendance and engage volunteers in the room.


Volunteer requirements:

  1. Minimum 16 years of age
  2. Good communication and listening skill
  3. Mature and responsible
  4. Required to stand and walk for the duration of their shift
  5. Dress code in effect
  6. Please complete the below online application form by Wednesday October 19, 2022

For inquiries, please contact Joey Tam, Volunteer Coordinator, at joeytam@monsheong.org or 905-883-9288 ext. 3022.