In:Site is an annual festival showing contemporary craft made by graduate makers and volunteers are essential to the smooth running of big events like In:Site festival.
Here are examples of the roles you could be doing and what you’d be helping with:
Event Team Member
Are you interested in visual arts, enjoy making and working with the general public? Event Team Member will offer you an opportunity to work with newly graduated artists/makers, assisting with activities and supporting the daily preparation and running of the event.
The role of photographer captures the making of contemporary craft installations, participatory sessions with the public and the general atmosphere of the event. They will create a digital visual record of the installations and participatory elements of the festival.
Read about past In:Site festival volunteers’ experiences:
“Working with Craftspace at the In:Site Festival has truly been an experience to remember. Not only did it encompass elements that I have a great interest in; that being the arts and crafts sector but it also allowed for the opportunity to learn new skills and meet likeminded people.”
Javerya, Events Team Member Volunteer, 2015
“Craftspace allowed me to have a starting platform in the video industry by providing me with time, patience and the ability to be creative. Their biggest asset is the support they provide, this does not necessarily mean financially, but the ability they have to give both positive and constructive feedback throughout the time I was with them.”
Josh, Film Maker Volunteer, 2015
Josh has also gone on to work with us creating films for Making for Change, our developing annual Craftivism (craft and activism) focused social action training programme for young people.
“I will take away memories of lovely conversations with Craftspace staff and volunteers, flocks of pigeons flying overhead, afternoon sunshine in the trees, and unplanned philosophy session with some of the more reflective and passionate people who dropped by our tents for a chat and to join in with what we were doing.”
” It was great to meet new people and get my hands covered in ink but I have also learned a lot that will be helpful to me in my professional life, and I’m looking to sharing my experience with my team.” Anne, Events Team Member Volunteer, 2016
Important Ts & Cs
Volunteer Terms and Conditions In:Site
Volunteers must be 18 years old or over by 31 August 2018 to apply for In:Site Festival.
All volunteer staff are required to familiarise themselves with and follow the code of conduct.
Volunteers must try to be available at the times they have indicated in their application.
Volunteers must be familiar with the Risk Assessment and the Safeguarding policy (this will be available onsite).
Volunteers must read the information pack and be willing to attend a briefing session before volunteering at In:Site.
Volunteers are responsible for their own safety and belongings.