This year’s UNITY Festival  is celebrating diversity through global music, exotic dance, international food and market stalls and creative workshops on Saturday 2 October at the historical Murwillumbah Showground.

Over 80 volunteers are needed to roll out this exciting community event. Most jobs are required on the day of the event, with a smaller number of jobs required prior and post event.

Volunteer team leaders and volunteer team members are needed in the areas of:

·        Set up and dismantling marquees and infrastructure  – Friday 1 & Sunday 3 October

·        Bar service (RSA certificate required)

·        Waste management staff and bin monitors

·        Children’s art workshop assistants (blue card required)

·        Ticketing staff

·        Social researchers – conducting surveys

·        Production assistants

·        Assistant stage managers

·        Performers liaison officers

·        Parking attendants

·        Stage MC

·        Market stall assistants

·        General hands

Each volunteer is requested to work a five-hour shift and will receive free entry into the event, optional free camping on site, a meal pass and complimentary bottle of water.

All volunteers will need to attend a briefing session on Thursday 30 September at the Branding Rail, Murwillumbah Showground, from 5.30-6.30pm. Team leaders will be requested to attend an extra briefing session on Wednesday 29 September (time and venue to be confirmed).

This is an ideal opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and be part of the amazing UNITY community. Volunteers can fill out a form online or call Kerry or Lisa on (02) 66723063.

About the UNITY Festival:

  • The UNITY festival is an colourful mix of rich and diverse cultural influences from the Tweed and Bryon Shires, infused to create an exciting family event.
  • The theme for this year is Celebrating Diversity and will feature world music and dance, exotic costumes, global food and local art.
  • The UNITY festival, now in its second year, is being extended to a 10-hour event and will offer a Main Stage headlining DEYA DOVA and a Dance Stage featuring African, Indonesian, Filipino, Torres Strait Island, Indian and South Sea Island communities.
  • Free children’s activities include making dream catchers, tunnels, gardens and puppets with recycled materials and drumming and weaving workshops.
  • UNITY festival 2010 is a green power and waste-wise event. Save money and book your tickets online – only $15 (adult). Concession $10, Children under 16 free. Tickets also available at the gate. Visit the website for bookings and further information –