Do you have a passion for the arts? Love to work with kids or maybe just love to volunteer? We want to hear from you!
The AWESOME Festival runs annually in the September/October school holidays and offers volunteers opportunities to gain real experience in all aspects of arts and event management. AWESOME curate’s workshops, theatre, dance, exhibitions and media arts in a multidisciplinary Festival held in the Perth Cultural Centre, providing high quality contemporary art for children aged 0-12 years and their families.
Volunteers must have a current Working with Children Check to volunteer at the Festival (Checks can be obtained through AWESOME) and be 15 years or older.
If you have any questions regarding our volunteer program, please contact us!
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (08) 9328 9666
Volunteer registrations for the 2023 AWESOME Festival opening soon!
The AWESOME Festival would not be able to take place without the time donated from our vibrant and hard working volunteers. These dedicated individuals take time out to contribute to their local Perth community, and we can’t thank them enough! Learn more about some of our superstar AWESOME Volunteers below:
A bit about myself: I have been volunteering at the AWESOME Festival for 5 years.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: School Tour Guide, Festival Assistant and Front of House Assistant.
My reason for volunteering: I found AWESOME through Seek after falling and breaking both my wrists and becoming retrenched from my job. I was looking for a fun volunteering role to help me along with my recovery and have loved being involved every year since. The 2 weeks of the Festival are always locked into my calendar every year so I don’t miss it and I can juggle any other work contracts or my other volunteering around it.
I am always in awe of all the efforts of the teams of organisers and performers who bring together all the amazing talent to showcase to the children and parents of Perth. Being part of the AWESOME Team always gives me an opportunity to meet lots of amazing passionate volunteers as well as catch up with old friends.
Favourite volunteering memory: I don’t think I can pick a favourite memory, I have loved them all. In particular The Whale’s Tale and Hutan last year and Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus in 2020, as well as the dancers, magicians, the ballet and incredible actors presenting AWESOME performances to children of all ages.
What have you been up to since volunteering?: When I am not volunteering with AWESOME, I am a Perth Zoo docent/volunteer and a volunteer guide with the DFES Heritage Fire and Education Centre as well as helping feed and care for 2 horses, my husband, and my daughter. I occasionally take on short term contracts of paid employment too.
A bit about myself: I am a student at Murdoch University, studying a double major in Criminology and Forensics. When I’m not working or studying, I love doing Diamond Dotz, sewing or hanging out with my friends. I have 2 cats, Charlie and Lola (like the TV show).
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: A bit of everything! Mainly Festival Assistant and Front of House. As Festival Assistant, I helped the artists and kids with the activities. For Front of House, I loved greeting the audience as they came in, making sure they were prepped for the show. A bonus was that I got to actually see the shows which was awesome. I also helped out during schools week, which involved guiding the schools around and doing some administrative tasks before the festival.
My reason for volunteering: I love giving back to the community. Volunteering is a great way to make life long friends, and build professional and personal relationships within the community. The skills you learn while volunteering are ones you can use in many aspects of life. Plus, it’s fun!
Favourite volunteering memory: My favourite memory from volunteering was meeting all the artists, crew, staff members and volunteers at the festival. We were all there because we wanted to be, and it was such a positive and warm environment. I also loved watching the kids express their imagination and being creative.
What have you been up to since volunteering with us?: I have been involved in other organisations like RMHC and Starlight Foundation, helping the kids and raising money. I have started a new role for a Non-for-Profit organisation which provides regional early childhood education to areas which desperately need it. I’m now in my 3rd year of uni, hoping to work with children in my chosen field. I have also began my qualification as a Assistant Leader for the South Perth Girl Guide Unit.
A bit about myself: I’m an easy-going, friendly, and outgoing person.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: I do a bit of everything. Team Leader, Festival Assistant, and I help staff and production crew when they need me.
My reason for volunteering: I love giving back to the community and seeing all the happy faces on the kids.
Favourite volunteering memory: There’s too many to say!
What have you been up to since volunteering?: I have been involved in the SES and Salvation Army Emergency Services’ response to the bushfires, and was involved in cyclone relief in Geraldton for over 3 weeks.
A bit about myself: I am a performing artist. I love theatre that makes me feel things, and theatre that makes me laugh before making me cry. I like creating and making things. I am a WAAPA graduate, and am sometimes scared of birds.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: Front of House. I love greeting the audience as they come in, getting them excited and ready for the performance. (And of course I got to watch some incredible shows and help out some fabulous artists!) But I also love school’s week, leading the schools around all the creative activities, and working with other teaching artists is also really fun!
My reason for volunteering: I started volunteering because I was really interested in making theatre for and with young people. It was a great opportunity to see some amazing children’s theatre, but more importantly, I got to watch the kids enjoy the shows!
Favourite volunteering memory: I love seeing the way kids imaginations work, their unique creativity. I love the joy that the kids bring to the festival. I am always listening to what they are laughing at and the way they think the world should work. I was working with artist Chloe Flockart interviewing kids on things that mattered to them most.