Leicester Arts FestivalsArea: Leicestershire
Deadline: Friday 23 December 2016

Leicester Arts Festivals (LAF) is a network of cultural Festivals that take place throughout the year within the city of Leicester. With members like Black History Month, Leicester Comedy Festival, Journeys Festival International, An Indian Summer and many more, the group works together to enhance and strengthen the Leicester Festivals that have a strong arts component.

Leicester Arts Festivals is looking to recruit a pool of dedicated volunteers (for short and long-term) who will have the early opportunity to play a key volunteering role within three or more different Festivals over the period through to and including the City Festival in late August 2017.

All volunteers will receive free training sessions in customer care, health and safety, stewarding, project and event management, team work, marketing and communication skills. As well as learning new skills, and gaining great experience, LAF volunteers can look forward to meeting new people and attending/being part of some of Leicester’s most exciting events.

Once you have joined the programme, you will be able to register for the free training sessions online via Eventbrite. You can attend as many as you like and LAF hope that everyone will attend at least two. Places are limited to 25 people. Each session will be in an accessible Leicester city centre location. Please see details below:

  • Training Event 1 – Introduction to Volunteering - Wednesday 7 December 2016, 2-5pm
  • Training Event 2 – Introduction to Volunteering 2 -Saturday 10 December 2016, 11am – 2pm
  • Training Event 3 – Festival Management - Saturday 10 December 2016, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Training Event 4 – Customer Care and Stewarding - Wednesday 25 January 2017, 2pm – 5pm
  • Training Event 5 – Customer Care and Stewarding 2 - Saturday 28 January 2017, 11am – 2pm
  • Training Event 6 – Marketing and Communication Skills - Saturday 28 January 2017, 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

To find out more and join the LAF Volunteer team, please visit: http://www.leicesterartsfestivals.org.uk/leicester-arts-festivals-volunteer-call-out/