HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTACTED US ABOUT VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL But of course we can never have enough willing hands! Bridport Folk Festival has been dubbed ‘The best and friendliest new Festival on the circuit’ and this could not have been achieved without the vital support of volunteers. From Bar Staff to Workshop Stewards, First Aiders to Cake Bakers, everything we do relies on the wonderful people who give their time effort and expertise to making the festival a success. There are many tasks with varying levels of skill required but everyone can contribute something however small. If you would like to join us here’s how:
Have a look at the information here on the website and if you are happy to register your interest online, please complete the application form below.
OK, So what do volunteers do? - General Stewarding of stage areas, streets and performance areas - First Aid (requires an up to date First Aid Certificate) - Street Closure Stewarding and marshalling - Publicity distribution - Workshop Stewarding - Help at pre festival events eg: concerts, busking, bucket collections, publicity - Performers Registration - Merchandising / Sales ( T.Shirts, Programmes, Badges etc - Stage construction support – putting up taking down/stages and equipment hands. - Stage Dressing – helping to design/make/and construct stage sets etc - Erection of Signage – Refreshments , Teas / Coffees, Bar Staff - Campsite welcome and registration. - Hosting ; WE ALSO NEED OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION FOR SOME MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS. IF YOU HAVE A ROOM TO SPARE FOR ONE OR TWO NIGHTS PLEASE LET US KNOW.
REWARDS Having become part of our friendly team and pledged your time, it’s only right that you reap the benefits. To this end, we operate a scale of ‘Rewards’ as a ‘thank you’ based on hours pledged and completed. We have been told that being part of the ‘Bridport Folk Festival’ was reward enough! but we want to show our appreciation in a practical manner by offering, refreshments, free camping, concessions and passes to workshops and or Concerts. If you’ve never volunteered at a Festival before, fear not. We hold informal but constructive training to ensure each volunteer knows what to expect, what, where and how to do tasks including Health and Safety information, details of Festival site and facilities, and dealing with the Public and equally importantly, how to get the best experience and enjoy Bridport Folk Festival So come and join us and have fun!
(NB your information won’t be shared generally but it will be entered in our volunteers database and group contact list so we can email all our volunteers. Festival organisers will have access to the database for purposes of contacting you with festival information.)
Please indicate above if you wish us to be aware of any needs or preferences not covered above (eg: no heavy lifting or prefer to be mostly seated).
THANK YOU WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY
Volunteers Handbook (For people who have signed up)
If you have talents, skills, trades or just want to come and make a worthwhile contribution and help make this exciting festival better, then please do join our team of lively spirited volunteers and helpers. If you can spare just a small bit of time over the festival then we would love to hear from you! bridportfolkfestival.com/volunteers-and-stewarding.html
Bridport Folk Festival 2019. Music, dancing, singing, workshops, songwriting, events, morris, clog, rapper, food, drink, stalls, ceilidh, strict and social dancing, story telling, mummas play, may pole and much more!