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Folk by the Sea - Kiama


If you've volunteered previously, welcome back!  If you are a first time volunteer, you are about to discover a wonderful, rewarding experience!  You'll make new friends, learn new skills and obtain great satisfaction.

Roles available


  • Be part of the organising committee with starting in March and through to September
  • Attend meetings and contribute to key organising roles - approx. 4 to 8 per week
  • Take on a key part of the festival organising including
    • Marketing
    • Ticketing
    • Venue coordination
    • Decoration coordination
    • Community Liaison
    • Site production
    • Accommodation coordinator for artists

BAR STAFF - 4 - 6 hours

  • Must have current RSA
  • Be willing to work late Friday and/or Saturday evening.
  • Able to work in bar area serving drinks within RSA guidelines
  • Be able to handle cash and tills
  • Maintain bar area and its surrounds by clearing away empty containers and disposing of them safely.


  • Check wristbands at venue entrances
  • Monitor and maintain safe arrangement of chairs so that emergency exits are clear at all times
  • Ensure all rubbish is removed from venues betwen acts if necessary.
  • Move "wheely" bins from storage area to venue areas and return when full.
  • Most General Volunteers will be required to do 2 hours on car park duty which will require you to check eligible cars onto site and keep all exit lanes clear.
  • If you are not able to stand for an hour or so, please note this on your application.

SET UP AND PACK DOWN - 4 - 6 hours

  • Assist with unloading and reloading of hired equipment
  • Assist with setting out of chairs in venues
  • Moving and folding out tables
  • Putting pasters and banners in place.
  • We have chair carriers and trolleys to assist with most of the manual handling.


  • Provide accommodation within the Kiama area for one or more musicians for the weekend of the festival.
  • You will also need to provide meals and assist with their transport to the festival if needed.


  • Assist with organisation of photo opportunities and interviews and investigate possible media stories and photos
  • Requires proven photographic and/or videographic skills plus ability with written communication eg text with photo
  • Requires Technical ability and knowledge of social media - facebook, instagram
  • Experience with quality photo editing
  • Ability to work with small festival media team

Volunteer Benefits

  • Free 3 day Festival pass
  • Learn new skills
  • References available
  • Meet like minded people
  • Support a great and unique community event
  • Purchase Illawarra Folk Club CDs at 50% discount

To be considered as a volunteer please fill in the following form.

Before doing so please read the Code of Conduct and Terms of Agreement

I would like to be a general volunteer for 6 hours over the festival
I agree to the Code of Conduct and Terms of Agreement. (See:
Please indicate what days and time you are available
I am willing to do ANY festival job assigned to me (otherwise select preferences below)
Select roles you would be happy to do. You can select more than one.
Do you have any medical conditions that may affect your ability to work safely?
Do you have any of the following qualifications or skills
Do you require on-Site camping (unpowered)? We are NOT able to provide onsite camping this year. You must orgainse camping at nearby camping grounds


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