Festival Makers

Are you passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated? Let your festival spirit shine…

Festival makers are volunteers who are passionate about Bournemouth, love to help people, have great people skills  and are strong team players.

The Festival Makers programme is based on the highly successful London 2012 Olympic Games “Games Makers” scheme, and aims for local people to become ambassadors for our award winning town and events. So if this sounds like you then Bournemouth needs you!

Why should I get involved?

Festival Makers will experience the town’s fantastic free festivals close up by becoming volunteers at the events. You will undertake a variety of roles to inform and guide residents, visitors and participants to ensure they get the most out of their visit to Bournemouth.

What are we looking for?

We‘re looking for a diverse range of volunteers with a variety of skills and experience to help make the festivals the best they can be, ensuring visitors leave Bournemouth with an unforgettable experience. We would like people who are:

– Good communication and interpersonal skills

– Good team players

– Flexible and willing to take on different tasks

– Aged 18 or over

What type of role will I be doing?

Your main role will be helping festival goers attending the event by providing directions and giving out maps at key locations across the festival sites, as well as assisting with any information they need about what’s going on, when and where. Other roles may also include hospitality meeting and greeting, and helping with social media during the festival.

Will training be given?

Yes, successful Festival Makers will be given a comprehensive training package which includes completing a short, simple online ambassadors training course so you become accredited ambassadors for the town and its top events. You will also complete a festival specific online training course providing all you need to know about the event to be able to advise visitors of what’s going on, when and where, and finally you also be invited to a pre-event training day.This will include specific festival information about security and public safety, and information on Bournemouth as a holiday resort.