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YAH17 Volunteer Callout

March 14, 2017

Photo: Sarah Walker

We’re on the look out for volunteers for our 2017 festival!

Volunteering for You Are Here is a great way to see shows, meet people and get involved in the local Canberra arts community. The festival celebrates our city and contributes to its revitalisation by providing art in unexpected places. This adds to the spontaneous, fun atmosphere which Canberrans embrace every Autumn.

The festival runs 5-9 April 2017 and volunteer shifts are available between 10am and 11pm, with an average shift taking around four hours. We are flexible with scheduling around your life commitments, if you can commit to a minimum of two shifts across the festival.

Some of the things we need your help with are:
  • Sharing the festival love – greeting audiences, providing information on the festival
  • Burly logistics – assisting with venue bump in and out
  • Social media contribution – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • General admin – everyone’s favourite.

There will be a volunteer training session and mixer on Saturday 25 March 4-6pm at the Festival Hub, Sydney Building, 46 Northbourne Avenue. We will share all the exciting events, the support we provide and how volunteers will contribute to a great festival. Followed by snacks (yeah!).

All volunteers are covered by our public liability insurance and our volunteer personal accident insurance. Volunteers will also receive a Danny Wild designed YAH17 t-shirt!

Cheesy testimonial:

“How does behind the scenes access to a YouTube cooking show sound? How about the opportunity to attend a Fan club party on a boat? These are just a few things that volunteering at YAH in 2016 gave me the opportunity to do. I would recommend volunteering to anyone and I hope to see you all there in 2017! “ – Michael, YAH16 volunteer, and recently signed up YAH17 volunteer! (we love you Michael).

Wanna get involved? Apply by midnight, Wednesday 22 March via the online form here
Any questions? Send us an email to