We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people to get involved in the running of the carnival.
There is no sign up form, just read the details below then email and tell us what you'd like to do:
Workshops Delivery Team
During February and March we put on public lantern making workshops. We need about 20 volunteers to facilitate these. We also need two volunteers to communicate and coordinate them.
This is an easy communications role, it involves replying to incoming emails with a standard text, making sure potential Facilitators come to their Training Session. You’ll need to spend less than 30 mins each day, accessing our Workshops email account.
Workshops Comms Role
Workshop Facilitator Role
This is a hands-on role, but you don't need experience in making lanterns! It's easy, we will teach you at a training session. The main aim is to encourage others to be creative. You do need to be confident in talking to strangers, friendly and welcoming, also a bit arty and crafty. All children are accompanied by adults so you will not be responsible for anyone. You don’t need to commit to helping at all the workshops, but we’d like you to tell us if you are available or not, so we can plan. Weekend workshops are on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1-5pm. Evening workshops are usually from 5-8pm. You’ll need to arrive a little earlier for setting up and leave a little later for tidying up. You'll have to attend a Volunteer Training Session. At these sessions we'll go through what it takes to run a Workshop, we'll teach you how to make a lantern, and we'll also produce lanterns to give away to kids. If you are interested please email us here: email@example.com
Workshops Coordinator Role
This is an important role, making sure there are enough Facilitators at each of the workshops. You'll use Whatsapp to communicate with all facilitators. You'll spend less than an hour on each Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the weeks that the Workshops run.
Show people how to make amazing lanterns
Carnival Day Team
On the day of the Carnival the Steward attend a Briefing Session, while the public gather at Mount Pleasant Park. During the parade the Stewards make sure everyone feels welcome and safe.
This is an easy communications role, it involves replying to incoming emails with a standard text, making sure potential Stewards come to their Briefing Session on Carnival Day. You’ll need to spend less than 30 mins each day, accessing our Stewarding email account.
Stewarding Comms Role
Stewards are needed to make sure everyone feels welcome and stays safe during the parade. Stewards are only required on Carnival Day, from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Stewards work together in pairs, circulating within the crowd, and walking alongside the parade. Stewards need to be super friendly and happy to chat to strangers. Experience is not needed. We will have a Steward's Briefing Session before the event to explain procedures such as lost children and first aid. The Police will be with us, and most issues will be referred to them. At the end of the parade Stewards will continue to circulate within the crowd making sure people are safe, and picking litter. Schedule 4.30pm Steward's Briefing. 6pm Parade starts. 8.30 Finish with a tidy up of the park Let us know if you have a first-aid qualification (not essential but we need 4 people who have one). We will provide hi-vis vests and ear-plugs (it gets loud). Please wear warm clothes, suitable for cold and potentially wet weather. Bring some snacks to keep you going through the event. You don't need to bring any personal documents or bring anything else. In fact, you'll be on your feet for the whole evening so don't bring anything that won't fit in your backpack. If you'd like to be a Steward, please email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnival Steward Role
Park Set-up Role