Crystal Palace’s Overground Festival appeals for volunteers

Organisers of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival want local people to volunteer to be involved in what has become the biggest party of the year in the area.

Volunteers need to be "fun-loving and flexible". And wear hi-viz vests

Volunteers need to be “fun-loving and flexible”. And wear hi-viz vests

Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part in the community arts festival that will run from Thursday June 26 to Sunday 29, spread across Crystal Palace, including Crystal Palace Park, Westow Park and the Upper Norwood Triangle.

The events kick off with community fringe events around the Upper Norwood Triangle area, with the big music, multi-media and vintage events held in outdoor spaces around Crystal Palace over the weekend.

Anyone may volunteer – from students to pensioners.

“We need fun-loving and flexible people who are able to volunteer just four hours of their time to help make our festival happen,” said Caroline Guinard, the festival’s volunteers manager.

“Volunteer roles include distributing programmes, helping set up the park events, putting up posters, ensuring crowd safety and providing a sign-posting service to festival-goers.

“In return we can guarantee a fun time, an opportunity to meet new friends, regular social meetings and a chance to get involved in your local community.”

The organisers actively encourage people from all backgrounds to join up – the only prerequisites are to be 18 or over, enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and committed to making the Crystal Palace Overground Festival the best yet.

Full training will be provided.


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