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Volunteering at Youth Beatz

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Each week in the build up to Youth Beatz we will be doing a spotlight article to highlight all the different aspects of the event.

Today, we’re going to start with our amazing volunteers. In 2015, our three key events (Youth Beatz Festival, Fringe & The Toon) were only made possible due to the commitment of over 120 youth and adult volunteers equalling a staggering 6,765 hours of support to co-ordinate and deliver the summer activities.

To give you an idea, here are some of the roles our volunteers take on in the build up to, during and after the events:

  • Entrepreneur & 3rd Sector Partner Assistants
  • Events Team
  • Way Finders
  • Promo Team
  • Site Build & De-rig Crew
  • Assistant Site Managers
  • Photographers
  • Film Makers
  • Creative Assistants

 

Without people committing their time to these we would 100% be unable to provide Youth Beatz, The Toon or Youth Beatz Fringe on the scale that you have experienced them for over the last few years!
So what do our volunteers get out of the experience?

 

  • An invaluable experience
  • The opportunity to gain practical knowledge in your area of interest (tech crew, customer care, youth work, events management)
  • Accreditation
  • The chance to meet literally thousands of new people!

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these events in 2016, or if you would like to volunteer within any of our Youth Work Nithsdale services, please contact youth.work@dumgal.gov.uk or phone 01387 260243.