Recruiting: Volunteers for BOUNCE Festival 2021 (closed)

University of Atypical seeks
Volunteers for BOUNCE Festival 2021

There’s a buzz of excitement in the air as the programme for BOUNCE 2021 is about to be revealed and we want YOU to be part of this year’s amazing festival!  We are currently putting together our festival volunteer list and would love your help between the 1st – 3rd of October 2021.

Can you be a Bounce Volunteer this year?

Are you aged 18 years old +
Available between 1-3rd October 2021?
Have access to one of our festival locations:Belfast City or Derry/Londonderry?
Able to commit at least 3 hours of time to the festival as a volunteer?
We particularly encourage people with disabilities to sign up as volunteers.

We have 5 areas we need volunteers:

Gallery invigilators
Artist and Audience Support
Movers and drivers
Language support
(more detail below on these roles)

What is ‘BOUNCE’?

BOUNCE is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical showcasing outstanding arts events by D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, and directors.

We are proud to be a disability-led organisation where our staff, artists and facilitators are disabled people. We want to attract new volunteers particularly those with disabilities to become part of our volunteer team.

Events at Bounce are made as accessible as possible to disabled and D/deaf audiences, but Bounce is for everyone. Check out our website or contact us directly for more information

How to apply – send us some facts

1) Your name
2) Your age (You must be 18 years old or older)
3) Your contact information – email / mobile phone number
4) Your availability (times of day and location -Londonderry-Derry, Belfast)
5) Information about any access support you’d need to take on the role
6) Why would you like to volunteer and what role would you like to volunteer in? See information below on 5 suggested roles.
7) Any previous experience or skills that relate to volunteering, arts or disability
8) Send to Amy – or phone Amy on 02890239450

1. Gallery invigilators
Needed between Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October, shifts 11am to 4pm in Belfast. Suitable if you have relevant experience/knowledge of visual arts.

2. Artist and Audience Support
Welcoming and supporting artists and audiences during the festival. and encouraging audiences to give us feedback in feedback sheets. Supporting our diverse audience needs.

3. Movers and drivers
Thursday 30th September to Monday 4th October.
For this role you will have access to a car or van and be willing to help with moving bulky items between venues

4. Publicity TWEETHEART!
Help with social media, tweeting and creating social media buzz.
We also need support in distributing leaflets or posters, talk to groups, or put Bounce! articles in their newsletters. We’ll supply the words and info.

5 Language support
If you speak a second language for example French, Spanish, Polish etc or BSL or ISL we would be interested in hearing from you also as a valuable addition to our volunteers. This year we will have European partners visiting as well as sign language users.

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