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Welcome to the Vivid Sydney 2019 Volunteer Application Form.

Mandatory Briefing Session(s): Tuesday 21st May 2019

Event Dates: Friday 24th May 2019 - Saturday 15th June 2019

Applications Close: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Location: Sydney

Each year, hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds come together to experience and participate in the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program.

Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere and returns to the Harbour City from the 24 May to 15 June, 2019.

Now in its 11th year, the event places a spotlight on Sydney each Winter and reinforces Australia's global city as the home of light, creativity, cutting edge music, engaging conversations and the exchange of new ideas.

In 2018 Vivid Sydney attracted 2.25 million attendees and injected over $172 million into NSW’s visitor economy and was once again awarded Best Tourism Event at the prestigious Australian Event Awards.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency and we are delighted that American Express is the proud Vivid Supporter for the Vivid Volunteer Program.

This is an ideal opportunity to be an integral part of the southern hemisphere's largest festival of light, music and ideas. A number of voluntary positions are available for the duration of Vivid Sydney, including the Festival Information / Ambassadors, Information Booth Assistants, Installation Activity Assistants, Team Leaders and Accessibility Information Ambassadors.

Vivid Sydney has engaged I Need Helpers (INH), a specialist agency in major event volunteer management and a member of the State's peak body for volunteering, to oversee the volunteer requirements for the Festival.

Additional benefits being a part of Vivid Sydney 2019:
Volunteering is a fantastic way to receive a behind-the-scenes insight to a major event of NSW and to build new friendships. Vivid Sydney is very appreciative of all volunteers who contribute their time to make the Festival one to remember. A few additional benefits include:
/ Association with a NSW major event.
/ University, TAFE & RTO approved certified hours for course placement.
/ In depth pre-festival and on-shift briefings to ensure you feel comfortable within the role(s) assigned.
/ Guidance and supervision by trained I Need Helpers Volunteer Coordinators.
/ Recipient of a Vivid Sydney jacket and t-shirt to keep you warm during your assigned shift.
/ Free public transport (bus, train & ferry) to ensure safe travel to and from your shifts.
/ All volunteers assigned to a shift greater than 5hrs will receive a substantial meal offering.
/ Bottled water for each and every shift.
/ Invitation to those who complete multiple shifts to Destination NSW's Vivid Volunteer Awards & Thank You Function.
/ Certificates of Appreciation from both Destination NSW and I Need Helpers to support with future career involvements.
/ And more...

The majority of shifts with Vivid Sydney will be scheduled between 5pm and 11pm – you must be comfortable with this prior to applying. We encourage volunteers to make themselves available to take on multiple shifts across the event period to gain a greater understanding of the different facets of the program.

The 2019 Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program is proudly backed by American Express.


Note: This Volunteer program is managed by I Need Helpers. Your contact information may be shared with relevant contractors for this event activity. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions of this Application Form for more information.

We encourage you to submit your interest early as I Need Helpers reserves the right to close the Application Form earlier than listed should an overwhelming response of candidates be received through INH Opportunities.

Thanks for expressing your interest to be involved with Vivid Sydney 2019. We wish you the very best of luck with your application and hope to see you shortly.

Applicants will be contacted via email on Friday 17th May 2019. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the relevant Staff & Volunteer Coordinator via INH Mail (through the HQ Page tab).

Please note that a mandatory briefing will take place prior to the event on Tuesday 21 May 2019 and we request you write down any important information displayed on the first page of this application form (you will be able to revisit this once you submit your application form).

Keep these dates handy whilst the team reviews your application.