Volunteering With The Indian Summer Festival!

Volunteering With The Indian Summer Festival!

By: Trisha Dulku | Engagement Peer
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The Indian Summer Festival celebrates arts, ideas and diversity in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland each July, and is currently going into its fourth edition. The founding festival directors, Artistic Director Sirish Rao and Managing Director Laura Byspalko founded the festival in 2011 and with the support of a dedicated and dynamic Leadership Council, Board of Directors and team of seasonal employees and volunteers they’ve been dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building public awareness of artists of South Asian origin in the performing, visual, literary and folk arts and fostering dialogue between Canada and South Asia, and within communities in Canada.

The 2014 Indian Summer Festival is just around the corner and will span eight spectacular days. Volunteers are currently being recruited for a variety of positions. This is a great way for students to get connect with the community, with positions varying from photography to ushering. A friendly environment, volunteering for Indian Summer this July will surely be a great way to meet new people, learn new things, and an opportunity to share talents.

Some of the volunteer opportunities include:

Photography/Videography: Document the memories made at the festival during a variety of different colorful events ranging from the Lit and Sound Cabaret to Hip Hop Yoga.

Ushers: Collect tickets at the door, keep track of the attendees present at each event and provide directions to guests. Must be comfortable speaking English and interacting with large groups.

Event Volunteers: Help out at large events like the Opening Gala on July 3rd. Tasks include setup and strike, supporting restaurant staff, and selling drink tickets. Certain events make require volunteers to be 19+.

For a full list of volunteer positions available and to apply, please visit: http://indiansummerfestival.ca/getinvolved/volunteer/

Have some questions? Email volunteer@indiansummerfestival.ca or tweet the Indian Summer Festival at @IndianSummerCND.

Posted on June 06, 2014