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Volunteer applications for 2024 are now open!

We are excited to hear that you are interested in becoming a Norfolk & Norwich Festival Volunteer. Below you will find the Volunteer Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is anonymous and will not influence the selection process. As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, we gather this information purely for anonymised reporting purposes. Please fill out these digital forms and click submit by the closing deadline of 12pm midday on Monday 11 March.

To help you choose your preferences in the ‘Volunteer Roles’ section of the Application Form, please read the Person Specification & Role Descriptions to find out more about the roles on offer this year. Please be aware that certain roles are limited and this list is subject to change.

If you are a returning volunteer, you do not need to provide a reference in the ‘References’ section of the Application Form.

If you have any questions, please see if they have been answered in the Volunteering FAQs or feel free to get in touch with the Volunteers Coordinators at

There is also an accessible Easy Read Application Form and Easy Read Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which can be printed, filled out and sent to our email If you would like help filling this in, you can phone us on 01603 877750 and we can fill in your answers or you are welcome to arrange a time to come into the Guildhall on Gaol Hill, Norwich NR2 1JS.

Volunteer Job Pack

Volunteer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Person Specification and Job Descriptions



Easy Read Application Form

Easy Read Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Why volunteer with us?

Volunteering with us is a great way to explore your city and county, meet new people, build confidence, learn skills, contribute to the local arts scene and champion international art and culture.

Here’s what previous volunteers say:

“It’s a privilege to be part of the festival. It’s fun, interesting and gives me access to events I would not have necessarily chosen to attend individually. My fellow volunteers are always a joy too!”

“As a student, all the shifts I’d been given felt like extremely helpful work experience that would benefit me in applications after graduation (in which the work also happened to be fun!)”

“Proved to myself I can have a go and I’m more capable than I thought.”

“I have been given roles that have challenged me and engaged me beyond what I expected to get out of the experience. That has taught me a lot and let me exercise skills in a unique environment I wouldn’t normally get to work at, so thank you!”

100% of respondents in 2023 enjoyed their experience of volunteering and 99% said that they would consider volunteering with us again in 2024.

Last year, volunteers were asked what they loved about volunteering:

“I love the atmosphere and sheer excitement of the Festival, and am proud to help make it happen.”

“All experiences are useful and it’s good to put yourself outside your comfort zone!”

“Being part of a big group of positive, cheerful and welcoming people, ready to make the most of each volunteering experience.”

“Enjoying the company of other volunteers & experiencing performances that I may not have chosen for myself!”

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Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

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