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Applications are now closed for volunteering at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2024. Please check back in February next year when our recruitment window reopens for our volunteer programme. In the meantime, if you have any questions about volunteering for next year’s Festival, get in touch:   

Norfolk & Norwich Festival could not take place without the enthusiasm and dedication of the volunteers who give up their time towards making the Festival run smoothly. 



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!)” 

“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!” 

“Knowing I have taken active steps to help people achieve something they couldn’t have done without the extra pair of hands was the most rewarding.” 

99% of respondents in 2023 enjoyed volunteering for the Festival in 2023.

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

“I really enjoyed stewarding at events that I would not normally go to. I enjoyed meeting other volunteers and working together as a team!” 

“Getting to see a glimpse of how the magic is made!” 

“Volunteering certainly gave me a boost to my confidence – I would certainly like to do it again.” 

“Helping at the Spiegeltent and dressing up, felt part of the festival and seeing the performances was amazing. Meeting the acrobats from Le Coup.”

Image credits: Denise Koblenz | Masthead © Malachy Luckie

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.

Registered Charity No. 116442

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