Volunteers & Friends

With over 25,000 people expected to enjoy the Wangaratta Jazz and Blues in 2018, the Festival is our largest local community event. YOU can play a vital role in an event that boosts our city’s profile, artistic and cultural scene (including young rising music stars) and local economy.

We have around 150 volunteers register each year and they play a vital role in making the Festival happen.

Key Dates in 2018

The 2018 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues will take place from 2 to 4 November. Before the festival, key dates will include

  • Information night 25 October, 6 pm at Wangaratta Motor Group, 29/63 Tone Road Wangaratta
  • Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues 2-4 November 
  • Wrap event for volunteers – details to be announced closer to the festival

How do I volunteer?

Simply fill in the Volunteer Registration Form linked below and submit it the The Centre, Wangaratta in one of the following ways:

Hand deliver to: Linda Phillis, VMP/Volunteer Skillsbank Coordinator at The Centre, Chisolm Street, Wangaratta.
Mail to: The Centre Chisholm Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677
or  Email: Linda.Phillis@thecentre.vic.edu.au

Volunteer registration form




If you are under 15 years of age, please ensure you fill out, and sign the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

The Benefits You Gain

  • Learn new skills, and boost your work experience and CV
  • Meet new people and engage with both locals and visitors to our region
  • Become an ambassador for our city and region
  • Give back to your local community, playing an important role in its economic and cultural success
  • Become a part of Australia’s foremost jazz event

All volunteers will receive an exclusive Wangaratta Jazz and Blues t-shirt to wear during their shifts.

If you work 3 or more shifts you will receive a complimentary Blues Pass.

What will I be doing?

Volunteers are required across the entire Festival (3-5 Nov) and can help out in many ways that suit their particular skills and talents.  Volunteers undertake roles including:

  • Box Office Support
  • Administration Support
  • Venue Managers
  • Blues Tent general volunteers
  • Ford Street general volunteers
  • Bus Drivers
  • Back of House general volunteers
  • and lots more!

How long is each shift?

Each shift is a minimum of 4 hours.

There are light refreshments at each venue supplied for all volunteers while on duty.

Will I receive any training?

The Festival hosts a Volunteer Information Night.

Each venue also has a Venue Manager who you will report to at the start of your shift.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be available all Festival weekend.

What should I wear while volunteering?

All volunteers receive a Wangaratta Jazz and Blues exclusive t-shirt which you can team up with long pants or shorts, with closed-in, flat and comfortable shoes.

How do I find out if I have been selected to volunteer?

Once you have successfully completed a Volunteer Registration Form with all your relevant details, you will receive an email or letter of confirmation.

Should your application be successful, you will then receive notification via email and a copy of your roster at the Volunteer Information Night.

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you in advance for contributing to such a fantastic local event.

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