Do you want to gain experience in the arts industry? Have a passion for the arts? Want to mingle with like-minded arts-lovers and professionals?

The Festival of Colour each year offers fantastic opportunities for arts lovers, enthusiasts and students to support our festival performances, assist the artists, engage with the public and be the face of the festival! And don’t forget….you get to see some of New Zealand’s best cultural performances – for free!

We require an exceptional team of 100 volunteers to assist the festival team with a variety of roles.

Do I need any prior experience?
You do not require any prior experience but we do request that you sign up for a minimum of three front of house sessions or the equivalent time on other festival jobs. You’ll also need to be available to attend the volunteers training session.

Example volunteer duties:

  • Artist transport
  • Programme distribution
  • Ushering
  • Scanning tickets
  • Setting & resetting of venues
  • Assisting with door sales
  • Supporting the festival team in the office with admin tasks

What will I get in return for volunteering my time?
A festival T-shirt, coffee voucher, an invitation to the volunteer thank you function and an opportunity to see some some fantastic cultural performances.

Is there an age restriction?

How long will I be needed for?
Roles vary in length but we try our best to keep shifts to around 5 hours max.

When is the volunteers briefing?
Date tbc

Can I watch the performance during the shift?

Absolutely…as long as you’re still ‘on the job’ we encourage everyone to watch and enjoy the performances.