New helpers are always welcome, not only during the Festival, but throughout the year.

Required Year Round

If you could spare a little time on a regular basis, one of these roles might suit you:
PUBLICITY – write press releases, help design posters
WEB UPDATES – keeping our website up to date
SOCIAL MEDIA – increasing our profile

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Parent liason volunteer needed in February/March. The Festival has to apply for a Child Performance Licence for every performer under 16, not entered by their school, who will miss time at school in order to compete. In 2019 this meant 24 applications. Could you communicate with parents, by phone and email, to help them provide the necessary information?

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During The Festival

Our Festival is competitive, but renowned for its friendly atmosphere. Our Golden Rule for Stewards is “keep smiling”.

Stewards are vital for the smooth running of each three-hour session. You could be managing paperwork for the Adjudicator, selling tickets, showing choirs to their seats, or even making drinks for the team.

Are you available at the start and/or end of day? Do you have a car/van? Could you set up banners, parking signs? Or could you move chairs?

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Every solo and duo performer is awarded a certificate, as is each group participating at the Festival. We continue to maintain the tradition of high standard calligraphy on these certificates. Much of the work is done in the weeks before the Festival. You then attend a session and fill in the marks when awarded.

Could you put results onto the website and reports on Facebook quickly? Could you maintain communications between the venues (also called running around Oundle).

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