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Volunteer - Frequently Asked Questions

2018 National Multicultural Festival: 16 - 18 February 2018

Where will the 2018 National Multicultural Festival held?

The National Multicultural Festival is held in the Canberra Central Business District (CBD).

What are the operating hours for the festival?

Friday 16 February 2018: TBC;
Saturday 17 February 2018: TBC; and
Sunday 18 February 2018: TBC

How do I know if I have been accepted to volunteer?

You will receive an email confirming/declining your status as a volunteer for the 2018 - Festival.

When will I be assigned my schedule and position/s?

Assigned schedules and roles will be emailed mid-December prior to the February Festival.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

To volunteer at the National Multicultural Festival you must be over the age of 16 years. However, if you are not over 18 you will require a parent/guardian to accompany youthroughout your shift.

Do I need to bring food/drinks for my shift?

Some light snacks and refreshments will be provided to volunteers throughout the Festival in the Volunteer Breakout Area (Level 2, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, Civic Square.) If you work two consecutive shifts you will be required to take a one hour break. There will be food stalls operating throughout the Festival. However, we do recommend that you eat before a shift, and bring a water bottle to take with you during your shift.

What do I do if I am not available for a shift?

Phone 6207 1380 or email - and in the subject field of the email list: the word “Volunteer” followed by your “full name” and “CANCEL”(e.g., Email Subject: Volunteer John Smith CANCEL). Please endeavour to let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to make a shift, ideally within 24 hours, so that we can find someone to fill your role.

Where can I park?

Limited parking will be available Constitution Ave access to car park - Long & short term car parking is available.

Where do I report for sign in and sign off for start of each of my shifts?

National Multicultural Festival HQ, Volunteer Centre, Level 2 North Building 180 London Circuit City, Canberra City

Will I receive a map of the festival footprint?

Yes, additional maps will also be available at the National Multicultural Festival information stall and the Volunteer Break out Area Level 2 North Building 180 London Circuit City, Canberra City.

We very much appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to be part of the 2018 National Multicultural Festival Volunteers Team and should you have any additional enquiries please email the Festival team at: