We are very missing all of our volunteers who help us deliver such a great live event in the park and beyond every year.
Although we can’t be in the park this year, we still have some volunteering opportunities for the Online Festival on 15 and 16 August 2020:
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Please get in touch with Noreen our Festival Director at email@example.com to have a chat about the roles.
We look forward to having you on board and thank you so much for your help and support!
“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.”