HUGE THANK YOUS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTACTED US ABOUT
VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH THE FESTIVAL But we still need more!
If you can help even for a few hours over the festival weekend we would love to hear from you. If you don’t want to apply on line ring Michele 07967 363367. Also >>>>WE NEED ACCOMMODATION FOR MUSICIANS AND PERFORMERS>>>> If you can offer a spare room /s over the festival weekend please contact Michele as soon as possible. BRIEFING SESSIONS AND SIGN UP In the next few weeks we are offering 6 briefing sessions for volunteers at different times to suit everyone. All volunteers need to attend 1 session. Sessions should last between an hour and an hour and a half depending on how many people attend. These will all be held at Mountfield Town Council Offices, Rax Lane at the following dates and times: MAY Weds 16th 2pm Weds 23rd 7pm JUNE Monday 4th 3pm Monday 18th 11am Weds 20th 11am JULY Thursday the 5th , 7 - 9pm Please let Michele know which session you wish to attend firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to providing essential information we will be asking you to sign up for 2 hour shifts of various activities including: Set up and take down; Stewards for Town Centre/Stage areas/Dance events/Workshops/Road Closure,/Camp Site Stage Managers/MC/Stage Runners; Merchandising – selling programmes, badges and T shirts. Bucket collectors, signs and signage, Help with publicity before the festival. NB We will be running a couple more sessions in July for recent volunteers and anyone who has missed sessions so please let Michele know if you can’t make any of the sessions in May and June.
If you can't get to one of the briefing sessions at Mountfield Michele will be available in the Tourist Information Centre at the following times: Friday 6th July 10-30am to 2.30pm Friday 13th July 10-30am to 2.30pm The sign up sheets for volunteers tasks will be avialable plus all the information about the festival that you need to know
Bridport Folk Festival could not happen without 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 and many levels of skill required – everyone can contribute something – however small – it all helps and we are so grateful to every person who gets involved. If you would like to join the team here’s how:
Have a look at the information here on the website
If you are happy to register your interest online complete the application form below
We look forward to having you on board and thank you for your interest.
What do volunteers do? - General Stewarding of stage areas, streets and performance area - First Aid (you will need to show us an up to date First Aid Training Certificate) - Street Closure Stewarding - Publicity distribution - Workshop Stewards incl selling tickets and possibly handling money - Help at pre festival events eg: busking, bucket collections, publicity - Staffing Central Info Area incl Registration for performers - Merchandising /Sales - Stage area support – putting up taking down/stage hands/stage runners - Stage setting – helping to design/make/and construct stage sets etc - Signage put up and take down - Refreshments including Cake Baking and Serving, Bar Staff - Dance Sides Support - Campsite - Hosting ; Offering accommodation to performers - Flexible
Do volunteers get any training?
All Volunteers will be invited to training sessions before the Festival. Sessions will include Health and Safety information, details of Festival site and facilities, and dealing with the Public. Plus the opportunity to ask questions.
Volunteer Application Form
(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
Become a part of the festival
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 2018. Music, dancing, singing, workshops, songwriting, events, morris, clog, rapper, food, drink, stalls, ceilidh, strict and social dancing, story telling, mummas play, may pole.