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Volunteering at NNF18

Applications are now open!

You can find out more about what to expect when volunteering for the Festival via the links below. If this is the first time you are applying to volunteer for us, please read the documents carefully before you apply.

Volunteer FAQs 

Volunteer Person Specification and Role Descriptions


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Apply to volunteer today!

If you have volunteered for the Festival before, please complete the Returning Volunteers Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form.

If you are new to volunteering for the Festival please complete the New Volunteers Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Recruitment Monitoring Form.

The deadline for submission of applications is 9.30am Monday 12 March.

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Help with your application

We want to make the volunteer application process as easy for you as possible. Click here for some detailed information about how to apply.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer but feel there are barriers to you doing so or are unsure if you are eligible, please get in touch with our Head of Operations, Clare Lovell, for an initial discussion and we’ll do our best to help. Phone (01603) 877755 or email

Why volunteer with us?

‘I liked the fact I was contributing to a festival that I have very much enjoyed through the years and that this is a wonderful event that takes place in my home city.’ 2017 volunteer

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

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017 volunteer holding a survey clipboard.

100% of 2017 volunteers said they would volunteer with us again

‘There is a sense of being part of something bigger than you, of giving back to the community’ 2017 volunteer

‘You never quite know what to expect…that’s one of the best things about it!’ 2015 Event Steward

‘Meeting so many new people every day and building friendships with other volunteers helped me engage with people of various ages and learn more about their connection with the city.’ 2017 volunteer

Image credits: Masthead © JMA Photography | Volunteer briefing © Rebecca Demmen | Apply to volunteer today & help with your application © Chris Taylor | Find out more © Pete Huggins.