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Festival Volunteering

One off · May 24–May 27
Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK
Cleaning & tidyingOutdoor workTalking to othersTeamworkOrganising
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Detailed description

Volunteering at HowTheLightGetsIn is an amazing way to get involved with the process of turning our vision into a reality, as well an as opportunity for you to enjoy the festival itself with minimal costs.

Why should you get involved?

1. ACCESS. In return for their short daily shifts (typically between 5-6 hours), festival volunteers get a staff wristband giving them access to a whole range of debates, live music, film & comedy - not to mention insane discounts on the festival eateries and some of the visiting stall holders! 

2. SKILLS & EXPERIENCE. Volunteering looks great on your CV and all of our volunteers can request a reference at the end of the festival for future employment. You'll get to network with festival organisers and gain an insight into the behind-the-scenes running of a large-scale event.

3. FUN. The team is always diverse, welcoming and up for having a lot of laughs, as well as working well together to keep the festival ticking. A lot of our volunteers come back year after year to have reunions and see the same friendly faces they got to know their first year volunteering.

Getting there

About Institute of Art & Ideas

The Institute of Art and Ideas is an arts organisation founded in 2008 in London. Its programming includes the world's largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn and the online channel IAI TV, where talks and debates can be accessed for free, under the slogan "Philosophy for our times."