Every year, hundreds of events take place across Cornwall - ranging from concerts and festivals to carnivals and fun-runs - and they all have one thing in common.....they all rely on volunteers in order to take place.
Event volunteering can be a great way to give your time - it offers all the fun of regular volunteering but often condensed into one or two days. Roles can include marshalling & stewarding, collecting monies, giving out flyers or freebies, providing advice and assistance to visitors or sometimes can involve more unusual requests like dressing up or getting stuck in to the fun and games!
There are as many different roles as there are events. This page will list all of the events we are aware of together with details of how to volunteer. Please note that as Volunteer Cornwall is not involved in running any of these events directly, we are not responsible for the recruitment process or the experience on the day but we do work closely with many of the major events around the county to ensure that their expectations of volunteers is realistic and that volunteers get the recognition they deserve.
So why not give it a go? It can be great as a one-off experience alone or with friends and family and who knows...you might get a taste for it :-)
Please note these events are listed in date order of the event so if you are visiting this page regularly you will need to scroll through to see any new opportunities.
Please Contact Us if you would like us to promote your event to potential volunteers.
Events Looking for Volunteers:
Big Spring Beach Clean - 6th and 13th April
Spring Clean in Liskeard - 13th April
Volunteer Litter Pick in Callington - 20th April
Cultural Regeneration through project delivery
We are running events under the Umbrella of St Austell Bay Economic Forum and we have coastal communities fund from the govt for St Austell. We have a Board of Directors, who all give their time on a voluntary basis.
Volunteering at 'The Hive' to make 10,000 ceramics tiles for a giant HoneyBee Mural! - 19 March until 22nd April Tues - Saturday
Parasite Ceramics is bringing nature into Biddick’s Court, St Austell with a large-scale ceramic mural celebrating the Cornish Dark Honeybee. The mural will be made of over 10,000 stoneware tiles composing of three types of yellow glaze. Residents are invited to take part in the Hive at White River Place to press, paint and stamp the tiles in a collective effort.
The project emphasises the importance of sustainability and the environment to St Austell by celebrating one of its most valuable pollinators. Instantly recognisable and understood, it offers residents, visitors and businesses alike the wonder of nature and the meaning of working towards a common purpose. It links into the local context of how bees are important to the natural habitat, support humanity, and how we depend on these insects to provide the pollination of flowers that supply up to one third of our food.
You will be given training and you will be accompanied by a staff member at all times
The Garden Festival - 22nd June 2019
The annual Garden Festival in the heart of St Austell, Cornwall celebrates all things garden and green and all things creative. At the Festival we will be creating amazing gardens in public spaces, working with local communities, the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall', businesses and stall holders and reaching out to gardeners from across Cornwall and the UK. Volunteers to help us deliver all aspects of the events including stewarding on the day, dealing with members of the public and the gardens themselves, setting up and packing down and performing some promotion beforehand.
Volunteering at 'The Whitegold Festival' to help with our annual ceramics event - 21st Sept 2019
The annual Whitegold Festival in St. Austell, Cornwall celebrates all things clay and all things creative. As well as the Festival the Whitegold Project will be creating amazing art in public spaces, working with local communities and reaching out to artists, makers and designers from across Cornwall, the UK and the world. Volunteers to help us run and set up the event and be there on the day!