Photo of 5 NOVUM volunteers from last year's event posing for a photo. They are wearing black t-shirts saying Novum



Availability Details

All volunteers are required to join the volunteer briefing at 6pm on Tuesday 6th August, but they can select their availability for the rest (it is not mandatory to attend all days)

Last session date (if known)

Venue Address

Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

54.978983704905, -1.610956

Policies in place

DBS check required

Support and Training

Expenses Reimbursed

Other information

Age restrictions apply



You must be 16 or over and able to make your own way to and from Newcastle City Centre.

If you're interested, please contact our producer Valentyna (, or fill in the application form:

As a NOVUM volunteer, you are the frontline face of the festival: you can enhance audiences’ experience through knowledge of the project and artworks and a personal approach. 

You will be asked to assist the production team on the ground with a variety of tasks, for example:

  • Welcome and general audience guidance
  • Directing people, offering advice & information
  • Handing out flyers
  • Helping to manage queues
  • Sharing programme specific information with audiences
  • Supporting on the ground marketing activity
  • General artist or artwork installation assistance
  • Carrying tools or equipment to and from sites
  • On site production assistance/artist support
  • Feeding information back to Event Managers

Skills needed

No experience is required - we encourage applications from people from all walks of life that are seeking experience in the creative and arts sector. However, please note that volunteering roles require a dedication to teamwork, commitment to site safety and respect for adhering to site policy and procedure.

Before the festival starts, you will receive training around the festival programme, sites, health and safety and general conduct.

Benefits for the Volunteer

You’ll have the opportunity to see how a festival comes together alongside community groups, organisations and talented artists from around the world as well as getting hands-on experience. You’ll also get an opportunity to learn about the artworks and meet artists directly.

Register your interest
Your details will be passed onto the organisation offering this volunteer opportunity so that they can contact you directly with more information. Anonymised information will be kept for monitoring purposes.