Events Assistants (Red Sails Festival)


ARE YOU FREE 22-27 JULY 2019?


Portstewart Community Association is looking for volunteers to help run the biggest Festival in the Causeway Coast and Glens area.

The Festival begins this year on Monday 22 July and ends with the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday 27 July.

We need volunteers to support the Festival in a number of ways:

  •         To help set up the back cloths to Crescent Bandstand and Gazebo on a daily basis and to dismantle them at the end of each day.
  •        To help marshal events such as the Children’s Parade
  •         To help with some indoor events
  •         To act at Stewards and helpers at the many open air events: Live music, bands, face painting, art competitions. This involves helping to manage and watch crowds
  •         To support the First Aid team
  •         To direct members of the public to events
  •         And lots more!

Most events are in the Crescent area of the Town including the Town Hall where a number of events are held on a daily basis.

We need at least six volunteers per day. You would be welcome to help for part or the whole of the day.

Festival work begins at 9.00am and finish at 10.00 pm each day, so the day can be split into three periods

9.00 to 1.00pm

1.00pm to 6.00pm

6.00pm to 10.00pm (11.00 pm on Saturday)

You should

  •         Enjoy working as part of a team
  •         Enjoy working with people, children and adults
  •        Enjoy working outside
  •         Be reliable and punctual
  •         Be 15 years of age or over

We will

  •         Train you in what is involved in the Festival
  •         Introduce you to The Festival’s Volunteer Co-ordinator and the First Aid  and Safeguarding Teams
  •         Try to make sure you help in the areas you want to
  •         Provide safety and Tee shirts
  •         Be flexible in the time and days you can volunteer

 You will

  •         Really enjoy the largest Festival in the area
  •         Contribute the your community
  •         Gain a lot of experience in working as a team and an event
  •         Learn a great deal how a Festival works
  •         Make new friends

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