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Brent needs you! Full volunteer programme launches

 Posted On 01 October 2019

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BRENT NEEDS YOU!

Yes, you! It’s the people of Brent that will make our programme. So get up, stand up, as Bob Marley would say, and join our one-of-a-kind volunteer team. Be part of a network of pioneering and passionate locals, use the celebration of culture to bring people together and represent the community you know and love for the world to see.

What's involved?

You can choose from a range of opportunities of all shapes and sizes - like a glorious pick ‘n’ mix - available at different times and locations across the borough. Go hands-on with supporting events, gigs, performances, and celebrations. Get curious with interviewing locals about stories and memories. Stretch your investigative muscles with archive research. Get vocal by spreading the word through your community. Get practical with admin support behind the scenes or spark a smile while meeting and greeting guests at large-scale public events. Link-up to the network of volunteers and support new people into this pioneering team.

You’ll have free training and support to ensure you’re happy and confident in your role. Public travel expenses are reimbursed, and food will be provided for any shifts longer than four hours. There’ll be networking and social events to kick-back, connect, and switch to off-duty mode. Sign-up for as many or as few shifts as you can manage, it’s completely up to you.

Getting started is easy

1. Sign up. If you live, work or study in Brent and you’re 18 or over, you’re in the right place. Complete a short online form to get started. Or if you prefer, you can pick up a paper copy of the form in your local library.

2. Meet up. We’ll invite you to have a chat with us, so we can find out more about you and you can ask us lots of questions too.

3. Orientation. Attend a volunteer orientation where you’ll get the low-down on the plans for 2020 and learn all the ways you can make a difference.

4. Dive in. Start jumping into the volunteer opportunities that excite you most. There are lots of different events and activities, so there’s something for everyone.

5. High five. You’re now a certified volunteer, which makes you an amazing part of the Brent 2020 cultural community!

For full details visit the Volunteering webpage