We guarantee our volunteers a fun and rewarding experience so do read on if that sounds interesting…
- Festival Stewards
- Gate Stewards
- Recycling Stewards
- Traffic Marshals
- Event Researchers
We are also looking for a trustee for the board of The Great North Wood Collective, the registered charity that delivers the Festival and our programme of outreach and education projects who has senior strategic marketing experience. Please click here to view the job description.
To get in touch with us about volunteering and the trustee role now please get in touch and send your CV and area of interest to our Festival Director Noreen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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“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.”