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Welcome to the Vivid Sydney 2022 Volunteer Application Form.

Mandatory Briefing Session(s): Wednesday 30th November -0001

Event Dates: Friday 27th May 2022 - Saturday 18th June 2022

Available Positions: Please login to view

Applications Close: Wednesday 25th May 2022

Location: Sydney

Celebrating its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney is an annual creative festival that showcases the soul of our city, in collaboration with the most brilliant and boundary-pushing artists, thinkers and musicians of our time.

From 27 May-18 June 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections with exhilarating live music performances, thought-provoking debates and deep-dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds. This year, the festival boasts the longest continuous Light Walk in the history of the event, from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station.

Vivid Sydney has once again engaged I Need Helpers, a specialist agency with over a decade of experience in major event volunteer programs, to oversee the 2022 Vivid Sydney volunteer program.



A number of voluntary positions are available for the duration of Vivid Sydney from Accessibility Information Ambassadors to Way-Finding Assistants primarily with the Vivid Sydney Light Walk.

Additional benefits being a part of Vivid Sydney 2022:
• Involvement with an internationally recognised NSW major event.
• University, TAFE and RTO approved certified hours for course placement.
• Access to the I Need Helpers' community (join 18,500+ like-minded volunteers).
• Ability to meet new and reconnect with like-minded individuals whilst volunteering.
• Involvement with one of the most innovative volunteer programs - allowing you to manage your involvement through online portal and mobile applications.
• In depth pre-festival and on-shift briefings to ensure you feel comfortable within the role(s) assigned.
• Recipient of a Vivid Sydney volunteer jacket and t-shirt to keep you warm during your assigned shift.
• All volunteers assigned to a shift greater than 5hrs will receive a meal offering.
• Recyclable drink bottle for use at refill stations during shifts.
• Invitation to those who complete multiple shifts to Destination NSW's Vivid Volunteer Awards and Thank You Function.
• Certificates of Appreciation 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.

COVIDSafe Volunteering:
I Need Helpers is working closely with NSW Government to deliver a COVID-Safe volunteer program for Vivid Sydney 2022. Please be mindful that this volunteer program will be reliant on online systems in response to COVID-Safe requirements and guidelines.

• Online Volunteer Application Process
• Contactless Uniform and Collection Process (click and collect)
• All briefings will be conducted via e-learnings systems through I Need Helpers (self-guided)
• Access to face masks and hand sanitiser during involvement.
• Contactless Sign-In/Out via Mobile Apps.
• COVIDSafe plans for each occupied venue.
• Reduced volunteer grouping during assigned shift(s).

Are you new to the volunteer program?
We're always excited to welcome new volunteers to the Vivid Sydney volunteer program. We conduct a 5-10min phone call with all new candidates to discuss your application (don't be shy, it will be a few minutes and a chance for us to get to know each other). You will receive a SMS message in the morning to alert you to our call with our phone number.

NSW Working with Children's Check (WWCC):
Please note that we encourage you to obtain a NSW Working with Children's Check (WWCC) to support your volunteer application as some roles may require one. Volunteer NSW Working with Children Checks are free within New South Wales; however, you will be required to complete an application with the Office of the Children's Guardian NSW. We recommend applying for one if you haven't yet as it will support your application and strengthen your profile on INH Opportunities for future volunteering activities within New South Wales.

If you have any questions, require assistance or looking for a screenreader-friendly Application Form, please contact I Need Helpers on 02-8417-1050

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 2022. We wish you the very best of luck with your application and hope to see you shortly.

Applicants will be contacted via email on 19 May 2022. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the relevant Staff and Volunteer Manager via INH Mail (through the HQ Page tab).

Please note that if successful, you will need to collect your uniform through a click-and-collect process from a location within The Rocks, prior to your shift. We request that you plan accordingly should you be indicated as successful.

Keep these dates handy whilst the team reviews your application.