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Crystal Palace Festival Volunteer

Get involved

We are recruiting for volunteers to support our project for young people on three housing estates in Crystal Palace and as Noreen our director says “We’re only as good as our volunteers, and we invite people from all walks of life to contribute their time and skills to help us deliver exciting live shows for young people from the estates and their families this August.”

We are looking for volunteers to help steward three live events on 20, 21 and 22 August on the housing estates, Kingswood, Central Hill and St Hugh’s in Anerley, to ensure their safe delivery. We are also looking for volunteer photographers – its a great opportunity to build your event photography portfolio.

Click here to see our volunteer recruitment pack and find out more about the roles, shifts and commitment – just 4 hours required!

If you are interested in giving something back to support communities who have been badly impacted by the pandemic or would like to gain event management experience then please fill out our sign up form here.

We look forward to having you on board and thank you so much for your help and support!

Case Study

“I’d never been involved in a festival, except as a punter, when my friend asked if I’d be interested in helping her organise the spoken word tent at the Festival. I’d never done anything like it before, but I’m an organised person who loves books and poetry and wanted to do something locally. We were given plenty of freedom about who to book, how to create the shape of the day and the running order – which was great, but occasionally daunting. But, we rose to the challenge and managed a mix of poetry and comedy (established acts and up-and-coming artists), with an author in conversation and a nonsense cabaret thrown in for good measure. The audience built through the day with the most epic overflowing crowds seen for our headline act – Lemn Sissay. We arranged to meet all the acts ahead of time and it was great to put faces to names that we’d been dealing with on email. We had technical support (much needed at one point when I managed to accidentally turn the amp off!) and the schedule ran roughly on time – not bad for newbies. The crowd had fun, the artists enjoyed themselves (or so they told us afterward) and we got such a buzz from the day. It was awesome.”

– Nikki, volunteer curator and co-ordinator

What our volunteers enjoyed most

“Meeting so many amazing performers and volunteers and seeing months of hard work pay off!” “Meeting new people, making people feel good about being part of the Festival, I loved the buzz and sense of being part of something bigger” “Feeling I was part of something bigger in the community – great atmosphere – sounds corny but seeing people smiling as they left is a nice feeling…” “Fresh air, exercise, challenging myself” “The feedback from the crowd, such as “You guys did a really good job and made it happen. Thank you.” 

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