Volunteering with CubaDupa is a great way to learn skills, meet new people and have a great time working amongst an arts festival environment. You’ll become an essential part of the team and get a valuable insight into how the festival works. There are a plethora of different ways that you can get involved. Below are more details about the specific roles we are looking for. There will be full training included to ensure you’re fully equipped for the role.

Registrations for CubaDupa volunteer roles are now open, register your interest here.

If you have any questions or ideas around volunteering you can email [email protected] for more information.

Zone Minders

In this role you will be given a fixed location on the festival site and help direct attendees when they require help or in the case of an emergency. You will be our eyes and ears on the ground and also the face of the festival for our attendees.

  • Your job will involve:
  • Keep an eye out for overcrowding and help in the flow of foot traffic.
  • Answering questions or guiding attendees.
  • Making sure crowds aren’t impeding any performances in your area.
  • To report to the volunteer coordinator anything that might require attention i.e. lost children, rubbish pile up, broken glass, rowdy behaviour etc.
  • Availability requirements: Short shifts are available throughout the weekend.

Event Support

The most versatile role and a great insight into the festival as you’ll get the chance to meet and work with the whole CubaDupa team. This role would be great for someone who has an interest in how festivals are run.

Your job will involve:

  • Helping before, during and after the festival – Odd jobs, errands and supporting the core team.
  • Provide support to festival staff.
  • Whatever unique skills that you can bring to the team.
  • Availability requirements: This is dependent on your availability, help is required before, after and during the festival.

Artist Minders

In this position you will be assigned to an artist to help guide them through the festival and orient them to the city. You will be given the artist’s itinerary and will be responsible for making sure they are in the right place at the right time and with all of their equipment.

Your job will involve:

  • Managing the artists itinerary and making sure they are on schedule.
  • Orient the artist to the city.
  • Manage public interaction with the artists – reporting in any issues to the volunteer coordinator.
  • Potentially help carry or move some of the artist’s equipment.
  • Availability requirements: Dependent on the artists schedule, will only be a couple of hours.

Artist Minder: Mass Musical Experiences

This is a similar role to the artist minder but for specific mass participation performances. CubaDupa 2022 will feature some key mass participation events where musical and/or theatrical performances will span lengths of Cuba St or will be activated across multiple sites at once.

Your job will involve:

  • Managing your designated musicians/performers itinerary and making sure they are on schedule.
  • Helping your artists/bands get from HQ to their performance site.
  • Ensuring that the crowd doesn’t impede on the performance.
  • You may need to carry some of their equipment.
  • Availability requirements: Key time specific shifts throughout the weekend.

Greenroom Attendants

The greenrooms are a safe space for artist & volunteer bag storage and a place to rest, and recharge. You will be assigned to a greenroom that you will monitor and where you get to spend time with artists and crew alike.

Your job will involve:

  • Making sure anyone who isn’t supposed to be there, doesn’t get in – being on the door.
  • Keeping the space tidy.
  • Keeping watch over gear.
  • Making artists/ performers feel welcome.
  • Letting the Volunteer Coordinator know if your greenroom is running low on refreshments.
  • Availability requirements: Shifts available throughout the weekend.

Parade Marshal

You’ll be amongst the fun, assisting the Parade Leader by clearing a pathway through the crowds so our parades can follow their designated route. Your role mainly involves ensuring the audience does not impede the performance using friendly but firm directions.

Your job will involve:

  • Helping keep the parade on schedule and on its path.
  • Keeping audience out of the way of the parade.
  • Keeping an eye out for any potential hazards or obstacles to the parade or audience and reporting them in.
  • Availability requirements: This is dependent on the parade schedule, however short shifts will be available throughout the weekend.

Want to join the team? Sign ups will open soon. And If you have any questions or ideas on volunteering please email us on [email protected]