Handmade Oxford  is looking for volunteers to join the team on site from Friday 21 – Sunday 23 June 2024. Our team of volunteers act as our eyes and ears across the three days to help ensure the smooth running of Handmade Oxford for all our partners and their visitors. 

What will you do?

By joining the Handmade Oxford team as a volunteer, you help us by being an on-site presence at the event. You will actively engage with those running the event, offer help to the visitors and exhibitors, conduct a visitor survey and pass any problems/issues back to the core team. 

You will be moved between a number of tasks each day. We will provide you with a schedule, but also ask you to be responsive and flexible as new needs arise. We will set up a whatsapp group to maintain contact among all volunteers throughout the day. A nice way to share experiences among the team and get quick feedback on any issues. 

Please note that while we cannot guarantee allocation to particular tasks, we will make every effort to ensure you gain valuable experience in working behind the scenes at one of the finest craft and design event organisations, and we offer a modest lunch allowance and limited travel expenses. You will also be given a festival day pass so you can come and enjoy the festival as a visitor on a day you are not working. (Free Ticket allows entry for you and 1 guest)

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for presentable, confident and enthusiastic individuals who have a keen interest in craft, design and the visual arts and preferably have some experience with event management, customer service and/or invigilating exhibitions. Preferably you would be available for a minimum of 2 full days, but should be able to offer at least one full day (8 hours). 

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved, please send your CV and/or a brief statement of interest to [email protected] by end of day Monday 3 June 2024.  Please include ‘Volunteer’ in the Subject line.