Volunteers

Why Volunteer at FOM?

It’s a great way to feel a part of a unique investment into your local area, to gain confidence and to learn on the job. We are happy to be a cited as a reference upon request, for our volunteers when applying for future roles after the event.

 

Volunteering with the National Festival of Making is a great opportunity for anyone who:

  • Wants to have fun, join a team and participate in a community spirited event
  • Wants to give something back to their local area
  • Loves making, crafts, arts, technology or design
  • Wants gain experience and confidence in the world of work
  • Is interested in working in the field of festival / event production
  • Wants to gain experience in delivering workshops
  • Would like an opportunity to gain references for their CV

 

How to Apply

Please fill out the form below.

 

Dates

Date : Meetings for volunteers
5th May: Event Set up
6th May: Event day
7th May: Event day and pack down

 

Health & Safety and Insurance Safety

  • Volunteer roles will involve low risk activities. No volunteer will be asked to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with
  • There will be trained individuals to manage any incidents reported by volunteers.
  • All volunteers will be given a briefing prior to the event, on health and safety aspects of the role and the infrastructure of the event
  • The event will have carried out extensive risk assessments and an event plan to manage safety prior to the event to assess potential risks and put safety measures in place
  • National Festival of Making CIC holds both Employers’ and Public Liability insurance

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Event Steward – Brief Details of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending volunteer briefing and training session meetings
  • Arriving at the event 30 mins before the provided start time
  • Distributing programme leaflets to festival attendees and engaging in conversation about the event and   making people feel welcome
  • Providing directions and information about activities to the public
  • Setting up activity areas and packing them down at the end of the day – this will include lifting and carrying
  • Reporting any health and safety issues or emergencies to management
  • Collecting feedback through surveys
  • Assisting with crowd control and directing human traffic where needed
  • Assisting makers with workshops with the public

 

Benefits for You

  • An opportunity for you to communicate your enthusiasm for making
  • An opportunity to meet others in the creative industries and who love what the festival is about
  • Gain experience on the job and learn new skills
  • Add to your C.V and use The Festival of Making as a reference
  • Networking opportunities with people in creative industries

 

Benefits for the Festival

  • Customers are made to feel welcome and enjoy their experience of the festival
  • Smooth running of the festival
  • A sense of local commitment and investment into the festival

 

 

12th - 13th May 2018 | Blackburn, Lancashire

The National Festival of Making Delivery Team

Funders

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund