Get involved with Chelmsford's summer festivals!

There are lots of ways to get involved in events organised by Chelmsford City Events, which include the 3foot People FestivalFling FestivalSWFestCity Photo CompetitionOlder People’s Information DayHolocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, and the Discovery Festival.

We hope that you’re enthusiastic, hands on and keen to get involved. In return, we’ll ensure a worthwhile experience with a dedicated team. There is also free tea and coffee, and free entry to the event you’re working at (where applicable).

Volunteer applications for our 2020 events programme are now open, so you can apply now.

Roles Information point staff

In this role, you would be dealing with our festival-goer enquiries, such as timing of performances and locations, as well as overseeing lost property items. 

Recycling and waste 

This role includes keeping our site spic and span, something we try to be extra good at.

Welcoming guests

As part of this role, you could be: 

  • the first friendly face for our guests, welcoming them to the event and possibly VIP areas
  • helping our festival goers off the bus and directing them to the festival entrance
  • assisting with any enquiries they might have

Stage hand

Some of our performers like a bit of extra help, so this role can include sweeping of the stage in between performances and attending to backstage areas.

Production support 

Sometimes, the team could use an extra pair of hands when it comes to guestlists and production running. 

These are examples of some of the roles we may ask you to assist with. Our events can be very different and therefore roles can vary. Also, the roles depend on you and what you are keen to be involved in. If you have desired skills you think we’d benefit from, do let us know in your application.



Your involvement

We’ll want to get to know you before the event takes place, so we will invite you for a chat with one of the team. This will also give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. 

From here, we’ll keep in contact with you to confirm days and hours that you’re available. 

Our friendly, organised team can provide a great space to learn and develop skills and gain valuable experience. Expect tea, coffee and refreshments, and depending on your hours, we’re able to provide a meal voucher. If we’re pleased with your experience with us, we’re happy to provide references for future positions.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Sadly, we’re unable to pay travel expenses, but some of our events accommodate for free parking if you drive.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    You can volunteer with us if you are 16 or over. The only exception to this is Fling festival, which is strictly over 18s only.
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford

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