A portfolio of May Festival 2017 volunteering opportunities in Brighton
Add to your CV, complement your degree, network and get involved with your local arts and performance community

Brighton Fringe 2017 ◊ Information and Participants Hub Assistant Volunteers

Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England. It takes place 5th May – 4th June in 2017. It sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms. It is a completely open access festival, which means anyone can put on an event. No artistic judgment or selection criteria are imposed on participants, enabling the development of both new and established work to attract fresh audiences, press and promoters.

The role:
Information and Participants Hub Assistants help give out information to the general public, answer general enquiries and assist at the Participants’ Hub; a drop in space for anyone involved in putting on a Brighton Fringe event.

Time commitment:
Week days and weekends, in shifts, between 4hrs long and 6 hrs long, and you can choose to do one shift or as many as you like.

Brighton Fringe 2017 ◊ Fringe City Event Team Volunteers

The role:
Fringe City is an outdoor public event with two stages which showcases free performances from Brighton Fringe events; this takes place on New Road Brighton and in Bartholomew Square. Fringe City takes place every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May. Brighton Fringe seeks volunteers every weekend in May to help produce these events.

Time commitment:
We need volunteers every day from Friday 28th April through to Tuesday 6th June on Thursday, Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday day times. In shifts, between 4hrs long and 6 hrs long, and you can choose to do one shift or as many as you like.

Brighton Pavilion and Museums ◊ Garden Greeter Volunteers

The Royal Pavilion & Museums is a statutory run service encompassing 5 sites across the city of Brighton & Hove: The Royal Pavilion, Preston Manor, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Hove Museum & Art Gallery and Booth Musuem of Natural History.

The role:
The Garden Greeter scheme is about providing the ‘welcome’ onto the Royal Pavilion Estate.  As a Garden Greeter, you will buddy with another Greeter doing a 2.5 hour shift, including a short break, in the Royal Pavilion Garden, greeting visitors to the Estate, answering queries, directing people, giving out information about what’s on, and sharing learned knowledge about the estate, the Garden, and its buildings. Deadline to apply to the Museum has been extended to 30th April.

Time commitment:
A minimum commitment of two 2.5 hour shifts per week for one month. Shifts are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May-September 2017.

O N C A Gallery ◊ Gallery Festival Assistant Volunteer

O N C A is an environmental charity, art gallery and co-working space. Through our programme of exhibitions and events we seek to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire positive action through the arts.

The role:
Assist the Gallery Manager and O N C A team during Brighton Festival by invigilating exhibitions and events. Help with set-up and take-down, welcome the public, handle ticket enquiries and serve refreshments. Document performances, providing support to artists and helping with social media where necessary. Day-to-day housekeeping.

Time commitment:
Minimum of 6 hrs per week during Brighton Festival in May 2017.

Phoenix Brighton Gallery ◊ Open Studios/Gallery Invigilator Volunteer for Brighton Festival 2017

Phoenix provides 100+ studio spaces, short-term project space for hire by community groups and supports a gallery and education programme which bring together professional artists and the general public in a friendly and creative environment.

The role:
Meet & greet / light café work / runner during our Open Studios weekend 12-14th May. To act as front of house during our exhibitions. Tallying visitors, surveying visitors, assistance with set-up and close down of exhibition.

Time commitment:
Flexible, no minimum.

Apply or find out more:

The University’s Volunteering Service, Active Student, helps you find and apply for local rewarding, safe and supported volunteering opportunities that will enhance your professional development.
Tel: 01273 644145
Email: volunteering@brighton.ac.uk
Web: brighton.ac.uk/volunteer
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