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Outdoor Events programme volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the staging of large-scale outdoor shows in and around Newbury.

You can come and be part of a great team of local volunteers and be behind the scenes of these fantastic events. It is an opportunity for people with an interest in events in their local community, or in large scale outdoor theatre shows and events, or for people looking to gain experience in these types of events. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.

The Corn Exchange Newbury programmes a variety of exciting large-scale outdoor events over the year. The programme is funded by Greenham Trust and Arts Council England. The events range from spectacular international shows such as Periplum’s The Bell and exciting home grown shows produced by the Corn Exchange, the first of which was The Berkshire Giant in June 2012. Recently we have lit up the streets of Newbury in Fire Garden, installed a massive domino run through the town centre, and see cutting edge contemporary dance performances in venues around the town. We also organise family friendly events such as our annual Festival of Light. On average we have 4 events a year, but this does vary.

The exact role for the volunteers ranges from event to event, but the following are the usual opportunities we have. We provide you with a full briefing of what you will be doing before each event and you will be part of a supportive team of staff and other volunteers.

If you would like to be part of our team then please e-mail [email protected] or call 01635 582666. We will need your name, contact details, which volunteering role you are interested in, and to confirm you are over 18 years of age.