Volunteering at the Festival

Every year, we look for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to join the Festival team during the Opening Weekend and througout the week of the festival.

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life. Our Volunteers are the public face of the Festival; helping our school, family and delegate audiences at each venue, attending industry and guest events, and supporting the Festival team behind the scenes throughout the week.

In return for their time and commitment volunteers are able to see Festival performances, attend social events, and take part in a hugely exciting, creative and rewarding week. 

Volunteers are looked after by the volunteer coordinator who ensures they benefit greatly from their experience. 40% of the volunteers in 2017 were returning volunteers! These are some of the benefits mentioned by our previous volunteers:

  • Watch world leading theatre and dance for children and young people
  • Have an experience shaped to your specific needs to help maximise the opportunity for you
  • A chance to meet and socialise with other volunteers and artists from across the world.

Check out last year's volunteer Denitsa's blog about her experience as a volunteer.

Recruitment for volunteers will start in March 2019. However, if you are interested, you can send a note of interest to volunteers@imaginate.org.uk and we will get back to you when we open recruitment for the 2019 festival.

"I really enjoyed my time in the festival, made connections with other volunteers and artists, and had very informative and useful conversations with some people from Team Imaginate, which will definitely help me take my creative work for children further. Thank you very much for all your help and support. I am already looking forward to next year's festival."

"I am generally volunteering a lot for many other events and I think that Team Imaginate takes the best care of its volunteers! I will be definitely coming back next year and I have already recommended it to friends of mine who are looking for similar opportunities."