We want to make the small changes that add up to a big difference for our planet. We want to be part of the solution.

We want to work alongside people who share our values and our sense of fun. Whether you have time just for the Festival in September or want to get involved all year round - we would love to hear from you. Why not volunteer to be a Thrift Maker?

Parade Volunteering

Friday 23 September
Support our team to deliver a vibrant and energetic parade celebrating ‘Our Common Wealth’. Join Compact Disco as they lead young people, adults, community members, musicians and street performers to dance and sing their way along the Esplanade in Redcar to launch the festival.Roles would include welcoming and supporting participating as they arrive to get ready and support groups along the parade route.

Launch Party

Friday 23 September
Welcoming guests, pouring drinks, setting up and clearing down buffet.

Festival Signage & Site Dressing Volunteering

Friday 23 September
Helping distribute and writing chalkboards across site. Good writing skills necessary. Helping put festival flags round site

Welcome/info point

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Signposting, information giving, workshop booking, merchandise selling, brochure distribution, programme knowledge, liaising with production and artists laison team.

Town Is The Menu - Food

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Help with serving food - no experience necessary, run by Magic Hat who are all loads of fun. Sittings are 12pm & 2pm

Enlighten Tent - Talks

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Remain in the talks tent, help welcome speakers as they arrive and ensure they’re looked after, encourage audiences to come in and help with passing a microphone to audience members who want to ask a question. It is an interesting role.

Workshop Support

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Craft Marquee - Taking money on door / helping practitioners Walled Garden - On gate taking participants to Bothys and helping practitioners Toasting Gate - Signposting visitors to workshops - practitioner support. Floating help to cover breaks and any additional support related to the workshops.

Festival Signage

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Helping distribute and writing chalkboards across site. Checking signage security. Extra support across the festival were needed. Good writing skills necessary.

Floating support across the site

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September
Covering support as needed during the event. Main role - floating information across the site and to cover breaks and lunch. Knowledge of festival programme.


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