Out of the Box Volunteers Call Out

Out of the Box Volunteers Call Out

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to volunteer for their world-class children’s festival from Tuesday 12 June to Sunday 17 June 2012.

What is Out of the Box?

The Out of the Box (OOTB) Festival is a unique celebration of cultural activities and art dedicated to children aged eight (8) years and under. Joined by their families and friends, this is a week-long event specifically created for young audiences, their teachers and parents. Every year, this experience has also been enhanced by the dedication and enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers.

OOTB have held 10 previous festivals at QPAC and in 2012 the festival will be even more special as it celebrates its 20th birthday with a continuing commitment to enrich the lives of all children.

Vollies, QPAC needs you!

Festival volunteers will be assigned to a particular role within QPAC to guide school groups and patrons around the festival, direct them to scheduled events and assist with workshops and general enquiries. Previous experience is preferred but not essential.

So if you are reliable, personable, enthusiastic and enjoy working with children, QPAC want you to be part of the OOTB team! You will be required to hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check).  If you do not currently hold one or your card is due for renewal, QPAC’s Human Resources Unit will coordinate the processing of Blue Card application and renewal forms.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering at Out of the Box is a great experience. Volunteers who have assisted in the past have found the experience a very fulfilling one, experiencing the highest quality arts and cultural programs for this age group and gaining an excellent insight into working with young children.

All volunteers will receive the popular Out of the Box t-shirt, a Volunteers Pass, lunch (if you volunteer for a whole day) and a certificate of participation. The festival will also process your blue card application if you don’t already have one, and are already planning a special thank-you for all volunteers.

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of Out of the Box.  Without your assistance they would be unable to provide such an enriching and enjoyable experience to the thousands of children and school groups who attend this much loved event.

So how do you register as an Out of the Box Volunteer?

To express your interest in joining the volunteer team at the Out of the Box 2012 Children’s festival, please email ootb.volunteer@qpac.com.au by Wednesday 29 February 2012.