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2019 Volunteer APPLICATIONS - now closed


If you've volunteered previously, welcome back!  We look forward to seeing old friends again at the 2019 Folk by the Sea festival. If you are a first time volunteer, you are about to discover a wonderful, rewarding experience!  You'll make new friends, learn new skills and obtain great satisfaction.

Volunteers are generally required to be available from Friday evening until Sunday evening at the Kiama Showground Pavilion venues. There are a limited number required to assist with setup during Friday daytime and for packup on Sunday.

Roles available

BAR STAFF - 8 - 10 hours  - All positions filled  

  • Must have current RSA
  • Be willing to work late Friday and/or Saturday evening and during Sunday.
  • Able to work in bar area serving drinks within RSA guidelines
  • Be able to handle cash and tills
  • Maintain bar area and its surrounds by clearing away empty containers and disposing of them safely.

GENERAL VOLUNTEER - 8 - 10 hours  - All positions filled

  • Check wristbands at venue entrances
  • Monitor and maintain safe arrangement of chairs so that emergency exits are clear at all times
  • Ensure all rubbish is removed from venues betwen acts if necessary.
  • Move "wheely" bins from storage area to venue areas and return when full.
  • Most General Volunteers will be required to do 2 hours on car park duty which will require you to check eligible cars onto site and keep all exit lanes clear.
  • If you are not able to stand for an hour or so, please note this on your application.

SET UP AND PACK DOWN - 8 - 10 hours - All positions filled   

  • Assist with unloading and reloading of hired equipment
  • Assist with setting out of chairs in venues
  • Moving and folding out tables
  • Putting pasters and banners in place.
  • We have chair carriers and trolleys to assist with most of the manual handling.

BILLETING OF MUSICIANS - all weekend  - All positions filled

  • Provide accommodation within the Kiama area for one or more musicians for the weekend of the festival.
  • You will also need to provide meals and assist with their transport to the festival if needed.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Learn new skills
  • References available
  • Meet like minded people
  • Support a great and unique community event
  • Purchase Illawarra Folk Club CDs at 50% discount

To be considered as a volunteer please fill in the following form. No further applications will be considered

Before doing so please read the Code of Conduct and Terms of Agreement

I would like to volunteer for 6 hours
I agree to the Code of Conduct and Terms of Agreement. (See:
Please indicate what days and time you are available
I am willing to do ANY festival job assigned to me (otherwise select preferences below)
Select roles you would be happy to do. You can select more than one.
Do you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability to work safely?
Do you have any of the following qualifications or skills
Do you require on-Site camping (unpowered)?

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