Volunteers needed to help steward rooms and events for our Social Change Festival Marmalade.

Submitted by OldFireStation on February 26, 2020 - 12:52
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Closing Date: 
Sunday, 29 March, 2020
Marmalade at Arts at The Old Fire Station

We are looking for some enthusiastic and warm volunteers to help us steward the rooms for our social change festival Marmalade!

No experience necessary , you will be provided with all the training and support needed as well as an Arts at The Old Fire Station t-shirt and lunch!

What is Marmalade?: Marmalade is a week long social change festival happening at Arts at The Old Fire Station. It is fringe festival to the Skoll world forum happening in the same week but focusing on the community and city of Oxford. With talks and workshop sessions focusing on different subjects such as the environment and climate change, homelessness and housing, young people in Oxford, growing the community, how to work together, changing mindsets and making connections. Marmalade is all about getting people talking about the community of Oxford and its surroundings.

Why we need volunteers: Marmalade can't run without the support of volunteers helping us to run the sessions throughout the week. We need volunteers to be the warm welcome to not just the building but to the session leaders also and to oversee the spaces. We need volunteers to act as the designated room steward to help session leaders and be responsible for the fire evacuation if needed.

Duties include: Welcoming session leaders to the spaces, assisting with set up and clear up for talks and workshops, assisting session leaders with any help they may need with their sessions, topping up water jugs, participating in some discussions and workshops if needed, helping people find the right rooms and sessions, keep the spaces clear and tidy, re-arrange room configurations for talks and workshops, being responsible for fire evacuation from the room.

All volunteers will be a part of a team and we need roughly 2 volunteers per session, there will be daily briefings with the whole team, debriefs, full support and training and a follow up feedback session. There will be time allocated for breaks and full support for all volunteers.
Arts At The Old Fire Station 40 George Street, OX12AQ

Free t- shirt, Full training and support, food vouchers or reimbursement of up to £6, travel expenses, free refreshments, dedicated break space, involvement and participation in some of the events, fire Marshall training for the space, a choice of sessions and flexible shifts.

No formal skills required just an eagerness and warm welcoming manner.

The best way to reach Arts at the Old Fire Station is via any bus going into the city centre or bike, you can also park and ride from various areas around the city such as Redbridge, Parkway and Thornhill . We are very central and about a 10 minute walk to Oxford Train station. Parking is limited and relatively expensive but there are some spaces near by at the Westgate or Gloucester Green Car park.

You must be over 18 years old

Check out the marmalade website and schedule here www.marmalade.io

Contact Details: 

Email or phone Emma Cox on volunteer@oldfirestation.org.uk 01865263997

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