As the FRINGE WORLD season draws nearer, we’re on the hunt for a great bunch of people to join our Summer Nights Volunteer Team for 2018. Summer Nights runs from Saturday 27 January – Saturday 24 February 2018, and expressions of interest are now open for anyone who would like to be involved.
There are many perks to being a Summer Nights Volunteer – you get to watch at least one show for free per shift AND you get a Summer Nights volunteer pass which entitles you to free entry to all Summer Nights shows, pending availability. Plus, you’re involved in the electric hustle and bustle of Summer Nights – meeting artists, making friends and being part of the wonderful Summer Nights community. What fun.
Volunteering at Summer Nights doesn’t mean just ushering for a show or two – shifts may also involve providing information to patrons, spruiking shows, collecting slap bands and tidying venues between performances. We request that our vollies are available for a minimum of two shifts per week, ranging from 3-5 hours.
If this all sounds like music to your ears and you’d like to be part of it, please fill in this expression of interest form by Wednesday 29 November. The form includes a section for you to indicate your general availability during the festival; if you end up joining the volunteer team, we’ll ask you for more specific date and time availability down the track. This allows us to get our schedule together and out to the vollie team in early January 2018, a few weeks before it all kicks off and leaving you with plenty of time to plan the rest of your Fringe binge.
We’re keen to engage both our regular vollies and some new faces; so whatever your experience is with us, please feel free to get in touch. The team is selected based on a mixture of experience, fit and availability, and each year we get more interest than spots available so be sure to send in your expression of interest by Wednesday 29 November to give yourself the best chance at joining the 2018 volunteer group.
If you have any questions about volunteering at Summer Nights, please contact Associate Producer Harriet at harriet[at]blueroom.org.au, or call (08) 9227 7005.
Image by Rebecca Mansell.