Volunteer Hours; Food Support: Muskoka Novel Marathon

The Muskoka Novel Marathon is looking for student volunteers to help out in the Kitchen on the weekend of July 14-16. Here are some details:

  • Dates: Saturday July 14th, Sunday July 15th, Monday July 16th (any day or time below)
  • Volunteer shift times: 8am-11am, 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm

Duties will include:

  •  Assisting with food preparation and cooking as directed by the Kitchen manager
  • Picking up donated food from restaurants around town (if have own car but not required)
  •  Cleaning up of eating area as directed by Kitchen manager
  •  Dish washing

The Muskoka Novel Marathon is a fundraiser in support of Adult Literacy initiatives in Huntsville. Forty writers come together in a supportive environment and spend an entire weekend writing for a chance to win first prize for Best Young Adult or Adult Novel. Funds raised at the Muskoka Novel Marathon are donated to the diverse free educational programs Muskoka Literacy Services (part of YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka) and help keep the doors open to those in the community that want to overcome literacy challenges for a better life.Most recently, our funds have been used to provide Muskoka’s only English as a Second Language course, helping new Canadians from Syria and other countries settle into their new home.

Contact person:

Brenda Liddle – please email

  • sponsorship@muskokanovelmarathon.com