Team Reading: Be part of the Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018 – 6 to 16 September

Stewarding / Event Support volunteers needed for Reading UK CIC

We’re looking for volunteers for this year’s Reading on Thames Festival!

 

The festival aims to be a catalyst for a new spirit of collaboration and partnership across Reading’s creative and cultural sector. A full programme for this year’s festival can be found HERE

Volunteers’ duties will vary across events but may include working in teams to:

  • help set up and clear venues
  • manage audiences
  • ticket checking
  • ensuring safety on site
  • responding to any queries

There will be opportunities to volunteer throughout the festival but we are particularly looking for helpers for the following dates:

  • Sunday 2 September: ARENA programme. Broad Street at 2-6pm.
  • Friday 7 September: Feast of Strangers. The Roost @ Thames Tower at 3-9.30pm.
  • Saturday 15 September

-Cirque Bijou in Caversham Court Gardens: 6.30pm-9pm

-Reading Midnight Run, a cultural journey (at walking pace!) across various venues around Reading. 6pm-midnight

-Up, Down and Along by Laura Mugridge, starting from the Thames Lido. Showtimes 11am, 2pm and 6pm

  • Sunday 16 September: Up, Down and Along by Laura Mugridge. starting from the Thames Lido. Showtimes 11am, 2pm and 6pm

There will be additional opportunities to volunteer across the festival, so if you are interested in being involved but can’t make these dates please do still register to help.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of what is rapidly becoming an established part of Reading’s cultural calendar. It may be of particular interest to those looking for experience in live arts events, arts administration or customer service. Volunteers should be friendly, approachable and always willing to help. You must have a great team spirit and be reliable and adaptable at all times.

Register to be part of the team HERE

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sarah
Contact instructions?
Complete the registration form found at: https://rvaforms.wufoo.com/forms/z1j5vbce1yi861t/

Location description
Various locations across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
For a one off event
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Volunteers are needed throughout the festival but in particular:

Sunday 2 September
Friday 7 September
Saturday 15 September
Sunday 16 September
Task type?
Stewarding / Event Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedDecisiveGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outside
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Sessions to be run at Work.Life on the ground floor of the White Building, 33 Kings Road, RG1 3AR.

Tuesday 28 August: 12 - 1.30 pm
Thursday 30 August: 6.30 - 8 pm
Saturday 1 September: 11 am - 12.30 pm
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From fellow volunteers and event staff
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable expenses will be paid
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
15
Opportunity added on
21 August 2018