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VOLUNTEERING @ MUF

Volunteers are the life-blood of community festivals. The organisers of the Melbourne Ukulele Festival are all volunteers and the festival itself would not happen without the many other wonderful people who give their time during the weekend of the festival.

 

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from people who would like to volunteer at the 2023 Festival. Please read the Volunteer Information and Volunteer Agreement and apply!

 

We will be in touch to confirm your Volunteer Role and times.

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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

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Please ensure you READ ALL the information below before starting your application. 

 

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

There are a variety of roles available for people with all sorts of skills and experience.

To volunteer at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival, you must be over the age of 18 years old.

The most important thing we need is your enthusiasm and time. There will be a session to familiarise volunteers with the venues and the various assigned roles in the lead up to the Festival opening.

A list of different volunteer roles is provided below and in the application form.

 

AVAILABILITY

Volunteers are expected to be available for at least 3 hours during the day of your choice. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your shift to sign in and receive final instruction and any equipment for your role.

Prior to the Festival, there will be at least one online briefing (maybe more depending on your role) and a Volunteer Meet and Greet with finger food and drinks, on the Thursday night before the Festival.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Every effort will be made to match volunteers to their preferred roles and times, however we cannot make any guarantees. Allocation of roles will depend on the number and availability of volunteers.

MUF HUB

- welcoming and directing visitors

- selling day & workshop tickets

VOLUNTEER HUB

- checking in Volunteers

- trouble shooting issues

RAFFLE TICKET SELLER

- selling raffle tickets to patrons

DOOR PERSON

- checking wristband entries

- answering questions

- trouble shooting issues

STAGE MANAGER

- ensuring performances are running on time

- trouble shooting issues

MC A STAGE

- introducing performers

- ensuring to adhere to a strict stage time

- engage with the audience

- announce and back announce performers

- ensure the performance schedule is adhered to

- refer to and thank a variety of sponsors

- must be confident being on stage and on a mic in front of large groups of people

- can perform the role for up to two hours at a time

BUMPING IN FESTIVAL

- will need to be available Thursday and/or Friday

BUMPING OUT FESTIVAL

- will need to be available Sunday after 3pm

MUF KAFE

- selling alcohol/drinks to patrons

- will need a RSA Certificate

WORKSHOP VOLUNTEER

- ticket checking

- liaising with Workshop Facilitator

- introducing workshop

- trouble shooting issues
- staying for duration of workshop 

- if you are volunteering in this role, you are able to participate in workshop at no cost to yourself

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival insures it's Volunteers under its Public Liability Insurance.

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ACCOMMODATION

The Festival does not provide accommodation to Volunteers. Volunteers are expected to make their own arrangements.

 

TICKETING FOR VOLUNTEERS

In addition to your Volunteer Pack, you will receive one of the following ticketing offers depending on the amount of hours you volunteer -

 

3 HOURS - 1 x Complimentary Day Pass either Saturday or Sunday

 

6 HOURS - 2 x Complimentary Day Pass - Saturday & Sunday

OVER 8 HOURS - FULL MUF PASS which includes 2 x Day Pass + Friday Night Concert + Saturday Night Concert

IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOLUNTEERS

 

Saturday 4 March @ 4pm - MC & Stage Manager Training - Bar 303 (backroom) - mandatory for those in these roles

Saturday 11 March @ 4pm - Volunteer Induction - ZOOM Meeting (link to be sent later) - mandatory for all volunteers (will be recorded)

Thursday 16 March 2023 @ 630pm - Volunteer Meet & Greet

On the Thursday Night before the Festival we will run a Volunteer Meet & Greet and final information night. In order that you have the latest information, and have met Festival organisers prior to the event, it is highly preferable that you attend this final volunteer briefing. We'll be catering pizza and drinks on the night - and you'll also be able to have a special meet and greet with our Headliner Act all the way from England - before the general public! Watch our social feeds and newsletter to find out who!

FESTIVAL TIMES

Thursday 16 March - Volunteer Meet & Greet - 630pm to 830pm

Friday 17 March - Masterclass Workshop - 10am to 4pm

Friday 17 March - MUF Magic Night - Opening Concert @ Thornbury Theatre - 630pm to 11pm

Saturday 18 March - Festival Day - 10am to 6pm

Saturday 18 March - MUF Magic Dance - Saturday Night Concert @ Chalice Hall - 630pm to 11pm

Sunday 19 March - Festival Day - 10am to 6pm

Sunday 19 March - Klub MUF Afterparty @ Wesley Anne - 630pm to Late


 

Any questions? Please feel welcome to send us an email!

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VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT

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Please ensure you READ ALL the information below before starting your application. 

Melbourne Ukulele Festival relies on its large team of Volunteers to make the magic happen in the lead up to the MUF Festival weekend and over the festival itself. 

As a face of the Festival, we assume you are calm and relaxed, love listening to and participating in music, and you can be clear and consistent in your messaging to Festival goers. We are grateful for your time, experience, knowledge, talent, passion, and hard work.

  • I agree to take part in Volunteer training as required, which will involve at least attending one online Volunteer induction, and preferably the face-to-face induction, before the Festival. 

  • I agree to carry out Volunteer tasks of at least 3 hours on a single day during the Festival - or more by arrangement.

  • I agree to complete the tasks assigned to me by following instructions, or as directed by the Festival Organising Committee. 

  • I agree to contact the Festival Volunteer Coordinator as early as possible if circumstances prevent my commencing a shift. 

  • I agree that not completing my shift without ample notice could result in forfeiting my Festival Volunteer benefits.

  • I agree that no financial payment will be made by Melbourne Ukulele Festival for my services as a Volunteer. 

  • I agree to wear my Melbourne Ukulele Festival lanyard whilst on duty. 

  • I agree to provide a responsible emergency contact with my application. 

  • I agree to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival ethos of accessibility and inclusivity, and I am prepared to work within that framework while volunteering for the Festival. 

  • I agree that the consumption of alcohol or other drugs will not impair my performance as a Volunteer at the Festival.

  • I am over 18 years of age.

  • I agree to follow any Government directions relating to COVID or other health related matters prevailing at the time.

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