With the summer just around the corner, posters of festivals are flooding streets and walls, and not just Facebook walls. Music, art, gastronomy, cinema and happiness. Different scenes, multicultural environments and new experiences.
Can you imagine living the experience from within?
Many of the festivals held in Europe offer the opportunity to be a volunteer during the festival. The organization and diffusion are key to the success of the festivals.
We want to show you why be a volunteer in a festival is an enriching experience.
You will speak other languages
If you are thinking that this will only happen if go to a festival in a foreign country, you will be surprised. Today, traveling in Europe to participate in various festivals is quite easy and common. So, if for example you are Spanish and you are participating as a volunteer at the FIB Festival international Benicàssim, it will not be surprising that you find there people from all over the world.
You will learn how the workplace is in another country
If you have the opportunity to participate in a festival in a foreign country, do not hesitate. Workflow, communication and relationships between co-workers are different in every country.
You will develop your skills in different fields
Depending on the work that you will do, it will be the opportunity to develop some skills that can help you in your first professional experience or during your studies. Be volunteer in a festival can also become an opportunity to discover new skills.
It will enhance your CV
Working as a volunteer in a festival is synonymous with flexibility, motivation and ability to work in teams. In addition, it will help you have another point of view on the festival you go.
Never. Take the opportunity to meet new people or join the volunteering team with a friend. You will not have time to get bored.
Volunteer work at festivals are unpaid, however, it can offer certain advantages. The festival organizers can cover expenses such as entrance to the festival or meals during the shift. In some music festivals you can also meet the guest artists.
How to volunteer at a festival
Festivals post on their website and on social media network the offers. The best way to keep up to date on these opportunities is to look at the website of the festival you would like attend.
Volunteering at the Cork Midsummer Festival 2015
If you have skills and time you want to share, the Cork Midsummer Festival organizers are eager to meet you!
For more information you can contact Leah Hearne, Director of Volunteering at [email protected].