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​Volunteer roles include
  • Participating in working groups for planning and delivery of events

  • Decorating spaces

  • Setting up and packing down of events

  • Selling or checking tickets at the door of events

  • Supervising gallery and exhibition spaces

  • Support workshop facilitators

  • Running licenced bars – Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate required

  • Preparing food and assisting with catering

  • Communications, marketing and promotion (inc website design & graphic design)

  • Handing out fliers, putting up posters, sharing on social media and in person at markets  

  • Writing media releases

  • Documenting events including photography, testimonials and reviews

Workshops
and classes

Throughout the planning and conduct of the festival and in all our fundraising efforts the Fringe relies on volunteers. 

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Volunteer

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with  fringe

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Festival volunteer roles vary in length, time commitment and skills required. We can craft roles to fit your availability, interest and skills.

Volunteers are also required throughout the year to assist with significant fundraising and community events and to join working groups and sub-committees to pursue specific goals.

Persons interested in any of the volunteer roles at Fringe should contact the Festival Director by email on:

castlemainefringefestival@gmail.com

Your responsibilities as a volunteer
  • To uphold the Fringe Code of Conduct

  • Carry out the duties listed in your volunteer position description

  • To familiarise yourself with Fringe policies including OH&S, Child Safety, Discrimination and Bullying, Privacy and Communication with Stakeholders

  • To be reliable when committing to roles. If you put your hand up to undertake a task it is your responsibility to attend to that task and report back on progress.  If you are unable to do so, please inform the festival contact of potential delays or disruptions

  • Volunteers are legally bound to a duty of care towards all others in the workplace, to follow Workplace Health and Safety guidelines and to report any injuries or hazards noticed in the workplace

  • Respect the privacy of others

  • Be accountable

  • Give notice if your availability changes or you are leaving the organisation

  • Deal with complaints in the appropriate manner

  • Undertake training as requested
      Ask for support when needed
      Support other team members


     

Your rights as a volunteer
  • To work in a healthy and safe environment

  • To be engaged in accordance with equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation

  • To be adequately covered by insurance

  • To be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses in accordance with Fringe policies

  • To be provided clear directions and accessible communication channels

  • To be allocated a Fringe contact person for support and guidance

For more details about Fringe and to get involved, download our Volunteer Handbook.