Become a Crew member!
We have a very large, enthusiastic and diverse volunteer crew who deliver the Festival through a range of tasks including boat wrangling, decoration, entertainment, construction, information and publicity. We have safety marshals, exhibition managers, kid's activity coordinators, food and bar staff, office admin staff, and more. Our crew share a love of wooden boats, a sense of fun and the excitement of helping to run a truly unique event! We are always looking to expand - you can get involved by filling in a simple form and letting us know what you like to do. If you have particular skills (or even if you'd like to learn some new ones), tell us about it and we'll do our best to find the perfect role for you.
Expressions of interest to volunteer for the 2025 AWBF will officially open in mid-2024. In the meantime, feel free to sign up below and we will make sure to contact you in 2024!
Crew support us with:
- Customer service roles: such as providing directions and information to attendees, collecting feedback and data, front of house at venues, ticketing and volunteering at registration points and the call centre.
- Logistics & operational roles: such as set-up and pack-down of spaces/venues/stalls, installing signage, volunteering as a Festival runner, dock crew, on water activities and the control room.
- Arts, entertainment & activity roles: such as artist liaisons, photographers, AV technicians, coordinating demonstrations and children's activities, assisting with food and beverage.
- Administrative roles: such as collating and distributing event documentation, registration sheets, checklists, questionnaires and accreditation.
- Recognition on our website (please let us know if wish to remain anonymous).
- Invitation to a Crew celebratory event during or post Festival.
- A limited edition Volunteer Crew lapel pin for every biennial Festival you volunteer. Collect all Festival pins and wear them with pride! (For pick-up during the Festival period).
Thank you to our wonderful 2023 volunteer crew - we couldn't do it without you!
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