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Talent Festival Assistant


CODC- Welcoming Communities







Welcoming Communities are organising this inaugural Cultural Talent Festival on the 23rd June 2024. The Talent Festival aims to support the values of Unity Week which honours the lives lost in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. Although Unity Week takes place in March, the philosophy behind this event is to cultivate a society of inclusion, respect and belonging every day of the year. There will be a diverse range of performances for the community to enjoy, as well as a selection of food. This promises to be a celebration of diversity and togetherness!

Volunteers are needed for various roles throughout the event:

  • preparation of the auditorium - setting up chairs and tables
  • assisting in the kitchen - help is required to receive plates of food that will be brought to the event for sharing; there may be instructions to keep the food warm or cool until it is time for the food to be served; cleaning up the kitchen and equipment will be required at the end of the event.
  • serving tea/coffee and food
  • packing up and cleaning the auditorium and kitchen areas at the end of the event.

By being a part of this event, you are contributing to the building of connections between newcomers and locals, and the growth of harmony within Central Otago. You will meet new people from all over the world and be able to enjoy the wide range of talents within Central Otago.


There are a variety of roles that involve working alongside a team of volunteers. All roles will suit someone who is friendly, calm and adaptable.

  • For those setting up the auditorium, you will need to be comfortable lifting and moving furniture.
  • For those working in the kitchen, you will need to be aware of safe food handling practices and confident operating ovens.
  • All roles will be required to assist with cleaning the auditorium and kitchen areas at the end of the event.

Anybody who fits the above requirements and is over 14 years of age is welcome to be a part of this team.

Time commitment

The rehearsal and the main event is taking place at the Presbyterian Church in Cromwell.

Volunteers are required to attend the rehearsal on the 16th June from 1:00-3:00pm. All volunteers will be briefed regarding the requirements of their role and health and safety considerations during this rehearsal. There will be some drinks and snacks available.

The event takes place from 3:00-5:00pm on the 23rd June. Volunteers will be required at the venue prior to the event from 1:00pm and will be part of the clean up operation from 5:00-6:00pm.

Once the event is underway, volunteers will have time for a break and will be able to enjoy watching some of the performances, as well as sampling some of the cultural dishes on offer.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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