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, we would love to hear from you!
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (08) 9328 9666
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’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: Retired. I’m also a Volunteer Kings Park Guide, and have volunteered at Sculptures by the Sea.
My volunteer role at the AWESOME Festival: Festival Assistant – Front of House
My reason for volunteering: I don’t own a set of golf clubs.
Favourite volunteering memory: The Bookbinder by Trick of the Light Theatre in 2016.
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 Roles, when I can. 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.