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WE NEED YOU!

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Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival is back to celebrate 55 years from 4-12 August 2023  at venues across the town.

We are recruiting a team of volunteers to help us in the delivery of a range of events, and we’d love you to be a part of it. As a volunteer, you will be part of a friendly and diverse team who welcome our audiences helping ensure they have a great festival experience.

ROLES

Exhibition invigilating, exhibition and event set-up, stewarding, workshop assistants and participants.

TRAINING

A training and induction session will be provided to ensure you feel happy and confident in your role. The date of which will be confirmed nearer to the time.

AVAILABILITY

We’d like volunteers to be available for 2-3 shifts. Shifts may be morning, afternoon or evening. Some shifts will be in the days leading up to and after the festival dates.

STEWARDS NEEDED
FOR THE VINTAGE
SUNDAY PARADE

Date / Sunday 6 August

We are expecting another huge crowd for the Parade and need additional volunteers to help out as stewards on the day.

There are different shifts available on the day.

So, if you have a few hours to spare and want to enjoy one of the best views of the parade, get in touch!

Email: vintageweekoffice@gmail.com

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MAIN TASKS
& RESPONSIBILITES

  • Acting as a gallery invigilator for visual arts events, or steward for theatre and outdoor performance events

  • Making sure the area around events and visual arts exhibitions are clean and tidy, ensuring the site is welcoming and attractive to visitors

  • Participating in visual arts projects 

  • Assisting with event and exhibition get-in and take-down

  • Assisting with loading and moving barriers at the large-scale events

  • Assisting artists and festival staff at events and workshops

  • Welcoming all visitors to Festival events, assisting with enquiries in a friendly manner, providing information on Festival events

*Please note: Volunteers can specify in advance which tasks they would like to do and are comfortable doing.

WHY VOLUNTEER

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a very special community event - where you’ll have the chance to meet locals, visitors and artists and make new friends. We will supply refreshments at all main events and we will host a volunteer after party to thank everyone for their involvement. 

OTHER INFORMATION

We will provide you with a branded lanyard for easy identification by visitors. If you are volunteering on any of our outdoor events, you’ll need to ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear, and a festival hi-vis will be provided. 

INCLUSION

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements you have, we are committed to making reasonable adjustments where possible to maximise access to volunteering. Our volunteer programme is open to everyone, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, disability, race, membership of the Traveller community or socio-economic status. 

HOW TO APPLY

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Thanks for applying to volunteer with us! We'll get back to you soon.

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