Streatham Festival Volunteers

We’ve all spent far too much time on our own!

As Streatham begins to re-open, we are working to bring people together again. Come and join us!

STREATHAM FESTIVAL is Changing

BECOMING A CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING

We’d like Streatham Festival to become a registered charity in time for StreatFest22. As a registered charity, we can:

  • Increase opportunities to apply for grant funding.
  • Increase resources and options for volunteering, including youth and schools’ participation.
  • We are looking for volunteers with professional charity governance, fundraising, community / youth work and volunteer management experience to join us.
Streatham Festival volunteers

WE WANT YOU as a new recruit! 

Streatham Festival wants to attract Volunteers from all walks of life.

It’s important that everyone feels they are part of Streatham Festival, and we need Volunteers from all walks of life to join us, to make it happen.

Why volunteer with us?

  • You finally get to MEET PEOPLE AGAIN
  • Discover Streatham, and your community
  • Learn some new skills 
  • Build your confidence

 

Streatham Festival volunteers

We welcome all local people who are willing to give some of their time to help The Streatham Festival

Festival planning takes about ten months, so we’re looking for some people who can commit to this period of time, as well as those with specific skills or interests who can commit a few months, weeks or days. Whatever your previous skills or experience, we can offer you a role.

It’s a great opportunity for younger people to be part of a project, which can then be shared with prospective employers as evidence of your abilities.

FAQs & FEstival Volunteer Roles

VOLUNTEER induction & Support
 
  • Volunteers will receive an initial induction covering volunteer basics and health and safety.
  • Certain roles may require additional training, which volunteers will be asked to complete.
  • We’ll organise any training that is needed and keep a record of all volunteer training.
  • Streatham Festival actively supports young people, whose volunteering contributes towards work experience, DoE Award Scheme, vocational qualifications.
How we work with our volunteers
 
  • We recruit volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds and we welcome all abilities.
  • We make sure there is a role for everyone so that anyone who wants to can apply.
  • We work hard to make reasonable adjustments for anyone with a disability who would like to volunteer with us.
Festival committee
 
 
Ellie, our Festival Chair is looking for people with the following skills and experience:
  • Charity Governance / Finance Management
  • Community Outreach / Youth Work experience
  • Digital Marketing and Web; PR, Social and Comms
  • Events Management / H&S, Risk and First Aid
  • Administration support
Youth
  • We’re looking for someone to lead on Youth and grow a stellar cast of volunteers to support them!
  • Youth Lead: You will be a young person (18 – 24), who has some experience of team working.
Families
  • Organisers to help Beth put on a Families Day with workshops, play, entertainment, music and games.
Events
  • Events Management / H&S, Risk and First Aid
  • Events Volunteer roles including Ticketing, Welcome Check In, Stewards, First Aiders, Event Setter-uppers & Cleaner-uppers
PUBLICITY, FUNDRAISING & FLAG WAVING
  • Liaison with local businesses to promote the Festival
  • Getting the Festival Programme into print with Jane 
  • Flyer distribution
  • Decking the high street with flags, banners and bunting with Robert
  • Helping to develop fundraising strategies
  • Planning and running fundraising activities
streatLit
  • Readers, writers, illustrators had better get in touch with Hannah.
  • Local reading and literacy groups are especially welcome.
Concerts & GIGs
  • Talent scouts, to identify local artists and liaise with local venues with David, for the Streatham Strut
  • Community outreach and liaison for our Concerts at Home project with Helen. 
ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Art Exhibition Set Up, Welcome Check In, Invigilators
  • Creation of StreatArt 21 Catalogue with Jo
  • Photography Eye on Streatham Event Stewards will be working with Anne-Marie, Mark, and Phil.