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!