Festival Director, Avril Stanley, has repeated her invitation to young (and not so young!) people in the local area to volunteer at Body&Soul this June. In return for a commitment of 18 hours, you will receive a weekend ticket, experience the workings of one of Irelan’d best festivals AND avail of some exclusive perks.
Take a look at some of the roles that are available and apply now at https://backstage.bodyandsoul.ie/volunteers
By far the largest part of stewarding is about answering questions, giving advice and keeping an eye on your area. As a steward you’ll need to be flexible, approachable and prepared to respond as and when required. Our volunteer stewards are often seen as go-to people for members of the public. Anything from where certain things are located, opening times, running times for stages and acts or where to seek assistance in the event of an accident.
Event Stewards – Event Stewards may take on a variety of tasks, mainly including aiding security and staff in manning restricted areas, directing people all over the festival site and being an info point for attendees. The presence of these volunteers is vital to ensure the public are well informed and kept in a safe environment over the festival weekend.
Stewarding Team Leaders – Our B&S Stewarding Team Leaders assist festival staff in managing the festival volunteers across the site at Body&Soul. They are responsible for the welfare and management of the festival volunteers over the course of the festival weekend, making sure they feel looked after.
Car Park Stewards – Car Park Stewards aid security and festival staff in running the car parks of the festival as smoothly as possible. They also help attendees get parked and direct them to the campsites.
Ticketing and Entrance Stewards – Our Ticketing and Entrance Stewards are there to welcome attendees, scan their tickets and apply wristbands as they arrive at Body&Soul.
TEAM LEADERS / ZONE SUPERVISORS
Our Team Leader & Zone Supervisor roles give you the opportunity to take on more responsibility and gain more experience in event management.
After selecting your preferred team in the application form you can opt to be considered for a Team Leader/Zone Supervisor role.
VOLUNTEER SUPPORT TEAM
The Volunteer Support Team ensures that our volunteers have the best possible experience at Body&Soul. You’ll find them signing volunteers in, swapping shifts, giving directions and relaying questions. When it comes to break-time, the Support Team will take care of your tea and coffee needs and make sure that you have a proper break. This team are in place to make sure you feel supported as a volunteer, don’t be afraid to seek them out.
Our Earth Guardians are our eco-warrior volunteers. They mind the earth by encouraging everyone on site to be responsible festival citizens, engaging and participating in waste management and other sustainability initiatives. Their duties also include stewarding the Us&You campsite, surveying attendees on their mode of transportation, and ensuring everyone brings their camping gear home with them.
Our reserves are a group of volunteers that rotate duties as issues arise. This means those on the Response Team might be a steward for an hour, an Earth Guardian the next and something else before the day is out. Festivals are all about the unexpected, and this team is poised to deal with any issues that arise.
Body&Soul are looking for creatives from all disciplines to join the team this year and gain insight into the creative set up of our beautiful festival. If you are a model maker, carpenter, painter, seamstress, or anything in between, please apply to be apart of the Décor team.
Sign Writers – Body&Soul are looking for creative sign writers for their signage team. Skills needed: hand lettering, sign painting, acrylic painting, spray painting.
Please include images of previous work in application, previous experience in professional sign writing is required.
Fabric Department / Stage Dressing – Individuals with experience in set dressing, stage dressing or working with textiles and different fabrics.
Carpenters – We are looking for trained carpenters with a creative flair. Work includes assembling, repairing and siting wooden furniture around the B&S site, assisting our carpentry team leaders in creating new structures and furniture and assisting our artists/collectives/décor team to create their installations. Please attach images of previous work in the application.
General Decor – Individuals eager to get involved in the creative set up of the festival. Looking for those with a creative eye to help with general décor elements. Experience with hand tools preferable.
SITE / BUILD CREW
The Site Crew help us transform our fields into the temporary mini-city it becomes for the weekend. Site Crew positions are mainly for build and breakdown of the festival – leaving you with the weekend free to enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Site Setup volunteers are crucial to Body&Soul in the week prior to the festival. They help set up tents, water systems, signs, laying out exhibitor areas, managing deliveries and clearing walkways, ensuring the site is ready for opening day.
Site Strike volunteers are responsible for breaking down the festival. These volunteer’s take their time carefully dismantling the festival structure in order to make the impact on the environment as low as possible and ensuring the festival can be easily resurrected in 2020!
If you’ve used tools before, can follow direction, and enjoy working independently and in a group outdoors then this could be the perfect role for you.
Reliable past volunteers are given preference.
Soul Kids is our family-friendly zone. It is a celebration of nature, creativity and all things magical. Soul Kids volunteers help set up the Soul Kids area and serve as a general helping hand for families over the course of the weekend. Volunteer Positions in Soul Kids are; Reception, Face-painting, Arts & Crafts, General helpers and Workshop volunteers.
PLEASE NOTE: All Soul Kids volunteers must be Garda vetted.