18 Aug

Volunteer at Stringybark Sustainability Festival

The Stringybark Sustainability Festival, held this year on October 15 & 16 focuses on ways to inform and empower the local community to make achievable changes in their daily lives that contribute to a more sustainable way of living. This year's festival theme, Make – Do – Play – Connect champions the resourceful, creative and enterprising aspects of sustainability by focusing on activities that harness the 'maker', 'mover' and 'shaker' among us.

 

Volunteers Required:

  • Greet Hosts / Gate Attendees
  • Site Traffic Control
  • Arts & Craft Assistant
  • Flying Squad

Location:

Rowville Community Centre, 40 Fulham Rd, Rowville 3178

Date Volunteers Are Required:

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 October 2016

Estimated Time Commitment/Shift Times:

4 Hour Shift - Morning, Midday or Afternoon shifts.
Morning Shift - 9am - 1pm
Midday Shift - 11am - 3pm
Afternoon Shift - 1pm - 5pm
You will be required to attend a Volunteer Induction.

Required Qualifications/Experience:

A positive attitude and a friendly smile
For some positions a Working with Children Check is required.

Position Description:

Meet & greet team: provide friendly and efficient support to festival patrons as they enter and leave the festival to ensure that they have a quality festival experience and return again year after year. Your tasks will include greeting festival patrons as they arrive at the festival, assisting professional cashiers with gate takings and ensuring the smooth transition of patrons through the pedestrian gates by answering any queries.

Site Traffic Control team: As our site traffic and parking team, you will be the quiet achievers behind the scenes who ensure the smooth flow of traffic and transport service during the festival. Your role will include marshalling traffic, assisting with car parking control, providing directions to site holders, assisting with gate control, monitoring pedestrian safety and safely controlling exiting vehicles. Note that for this role the morning shift starts at 8:00am.

Arts & Craft team:  A Working with Children Check is required for this position.  The arts & craft team engages and interacts with festival patrons to keep the young and young at heart entertained over the festival weekend. As a member of the art & craft team you may be required to assist in a number of tasks such as monitor use of the kids' activities within a designated area, facilitate craft activities, ensuring programmed workshops run on time and assist with other activities that have been organised.

Flying squad:  You will be willing to jump in whenever and wherever we're needed to assist the other volunteer teams to get the job done when they might be pressed for time or in need of some extra hands – it's a great way to experience all the action on this great event The roles requires someone who is flexible, adaptable and eager to help out wherever is needed across the festival, whether that is helping out of the gate, directing traffic, keeping the site clean or helping kids with arts and craft.

Volunteer Benefits:

Your efforts will not go unnoticed and if you fulfil your agreement – the rewards are bountiful

  • A volunteer "goodie bag" including vouchers from Knox Leisure works, Boost Juice & Fitness First; reusable drink bottle; gardening gloves; plant seeds and lots more!
  • An official limited edition Stringybark Festival volunteer t-shirt
  • Whilst on shift, we will keep you hydrated and fed.
  • A certificate of appreciation for your efforts
  • A letter of recommendation / reference
  • Also included for free is that warm and fuzzy feeling of knowing you have been part of something spectacular!

How to Apply:

We have a number of volunteer positions available. We suggest you read all the position descriptions located on our website and make sure you understand what is required in each area to make sure you match up with the best role for you.
Also make sure you have checked your calendar to make sure you are available!
Visit our website for registration form - www.knox.vic.gov.au/stringybark
If you have any questions about a specific role, do not hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline/Closing Date for Applications:

30/09/2016

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