Volunteering at StAnza

Sunday 27 January 2019

We are looking for volunteers to help with this year's festival. The festival has about 100 events featuring poetry, music, film, visual art and talks and discussions, and works with a team of about 80 volunteers, many of whom return year after year. We are looking for people willing to help with front of house duties, staffing exhibitions and events, taking tickets and handing out questionnaires, and also by taking photographs.

StAnza is famous for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere. We offer any necessary training and guidance, and try hard to ensure that our volunteers enjoy the experience. It can also be a useful thing to have on your CV.

If you are able to offer anything from a few hours up to several days, this would be welcome and appreciated. Please e-mail stanza@stanzapoetry.org with "front of house volunteer" in the subject line, and a note of your name, address and contact details, and let us know when you would be available between 9.30am and 8.00pm from 7 to 10 March. Please also let us have the name and contact details of a referee.

The festival takes place at various venues around the town centre of St Andrews. The hub venue is the Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA and volunteers report for duty to the Festival Desk on Level 2 (near the Box Office) in the Byre Theatre. The theatre is about 15 minutes walk from the town’s bus station, with other bus stops a few minutes from the theatre and there is a regular bus connection from Leuchars Railway Station. Car parking in the town centre is mostly limited to two hours but there are longstay car parks elsewhere in town. Volunteers would be expected to report to the Festival Desk in good time before the start of their duties. Travel expenses will be reimbursed to successful applicants.

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