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Volunteer Opportunities - Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

The organisers of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival are looking for volunteers for two separate events: 

Fly By Night Festival Volunteer

From 21 – 23 June this year, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival will be heading to Thamesmead to host one of the most ambitious, daring and moving tributes to WW1 performed in the UK for years.

The UK Premiere of Fly By Night will see 1,500 trained racing pigeons take to the skies above Thamesmead, illuminated by iridescent LEDs.  You can read more about the show here - https://festival.org/whats-on/fly-by-night/

Paying fitting tribute to the birds which were used as a key means of communication during the War, the show will require a team of 25 Front of House Volunteers per night, to ensure that this ambitious event runs smoothly. Volunteers will facilitate audience members getting to their seats, will help to fundraise for the festival, will ensure that access provision is set up correctly, and will generally act as ambassadors of the festival on the ground.

Shifts will be from 7.30pm – 11pm, and we’ll provide transport to and from Abbey Wood station. Expenses of £5 or £10 will be provided for each shift, and we will be providing training at our Volunteer Induction in Greenwich on Monday 11 June.

Anyone interested in this opportunity should get in touch with Volunteer Manager Harry Forshaw on harry@festival.org, who will be happy to give you more information.

Beautiful Thing Festival Volunteer

From 3 – 7 July, the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival will be returning to Thamesmead to put on another headline and ground-breaking event – a staging of Jonathan Harvey’s iconic play Beautiful Thing. Read more about the event here - https://festival.org/whats-on/beautiful-thing/

We need a strong team of volunteers to work together in a Front of House capacity to ensure that this event is a real success. Volunteers will be greeting and engaging with audience members as they arrive to site, helping to gain essential audience feedback on the event, facilitating access provision, and generally acting as an ambassador for the festival on the ground.

Shifts will be from 7.30pm – 12 midnight and expenses of £5 or £10 will be provided for each shift. We’ll be providing training at our Volunteer Induction in Greenwich on Monday 11 June.

Anyone interested in this opportunity should get in touch with Volunteer Manager Harry Forshaw on harry@festival.org, who will be happy to give you more information

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