With hundreds of volunteers involved each year, there are many exciting ways to get involved with the festival. Some roles require specific skills or expertise, but many others can be carried out after a short induction. Some roles are required only during the festival, while others start months before, and volunteers give varying amount of time depending on their other commitments.
Here's just a taste of some of the roles carried out by volunteers:
You may prefer, and be designated, just one role, or we can ‘mix and match’ to give you a wider experience of the festival. If you want a general conversation about the opportunities available, contact Lucy Potter, Operations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to register your interest in joining the team please download and return our volunteer recruitment form which you can find HERE. Someone will then be in touch to talk further about what roles might suit you best, and to discuss your availablility and answer any questions.
Our runners are fundamentally important to the smooth operation of the festival, and are often the most appreciated by audience members who admire their efficiency and hard work. You will be on hand during the week and asked to carry out a range of tasks – some planned and scheduled, others unexpected! Typical tasks include helping with coach groups going to our non-Cathedral venues, helping set up concerts, showing soloists/conductors to their rooms, page turning at concerts, distributing leaflets and other information, showing disabled visitors to their (pre-designated) parking areas and much more!
We need friendly, highly motivated and reliable volunteers who will be happy to do whatever task is required of them ... all with a smile! You will need to have good teamwork skills, initiative and the stamina to work long days if required. Some help will be needed in the days either side of the festival during the preparation and tidying up days, so please indicate on your application if you are available.
In return for your hard work any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered. You'll be able to take advantage of any last minute standby tickets and, of course, it will look great on your CV! This would be a valuable experience especially for those interested in arts administration, event management and stage production. The work involved can be demanding, but the long days involve a variety of tasks and enjoyable teamwork, making new friends along the way.
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