Newtown Lights Volunteer Roles 2020!
Creative Champions will support, lead or encourage others in dance, music and lantern making. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done this before, all that is needed is your enthusiasm! If you think you could motivate others, like to be creative and work as part of a supportive group we want to hear from you. Great opportunity to network, brainstorm, enjoy a laugh and a blast of positivity while you shape this role, gain confidence and help others realise their creative potential.
Performers/Entertainers for an evening’s online entertainment on #NewtownTV. Do you like singing, dancing, performing comedy, gymnastics? Write poetry, DJ? Run a choir, band, stage school or other group? If so, let’s get you booked in! Performances will be live streamed from wherever you are. Performance slots limited, allocations will be made to prioritise a varied programme with early contacts placed higher on the list. Programme will include some pre-recordings.
#NewtownTV Programme Coordinator will liaise with acts, putting together the evening’s live-streamed programme. Are you open to all sorts of performances and performers, able to book for all ages? Do you have or would you like some event experience? Are you happy on the phone, replying to emails and creating a timetable? Do you have time to offer and a high level of commitment? Sounds like this could be for you.
Stewards will help look after the outdoor event - in line with COVID guidelines. You will work in a team within health and safety guidelines in conjunction with Newtown Council and the parade manager.
Fundraisers to raise money for materials for families on lower budgets to be able to make a lantern. Want to take part in a sponsored activity? Like to give everyone the opportunity to make their own lantern to light up Newtown this winter? Need motivation and support to get going on something positive? Like to meet new people? Try taking part in fundraising.
Fundraising Coordinator will be someone good at organising, encouraging and supporting others to take part in fundraising. Are you organised and motivated? Like to help volunteers feel proud in giving something back to their community? Good at following protocols and making sure things are done safely? (We can support you for this). This one’s for you.
Memories Project Promoter and Coordinator will help promote this project and manage any materials that come in. You would be welcome to go into the community to promote this project or undertake interviews dependent on COVID restrictions, or encourage for instance care staff or schools to promote/take part in this project. We will support you to get started, and then you can develop your own ideas. You will work closely with staff at Newtown Library where people will take their photos/memorabilia to, and will have the chance to create a display or small exhibition there, which will be live streamed on the night of the light switch on. Great for anyone who likes to see all ages of the community involved, or would like to develop skills in organisation, coordinating, exhibiting. This is what you make it!
Parade Walkers dependent on COVID guidelines, this may be supporting/walking alongside the parade of young people within a carefully socially distanced parade which would be live streamed across Newtown. The focus will be the lanterns to create a big visual effect with low numbers of people so don’t worry if you are camera shy! Good company and a lot of fun, you will be among the few on the town’s central streets - (COVID guidelines allowing.)
Promotion and Marketing if you are self-motivated and have any experience, we would love your help getting word out across the community. Or perhaps you have creative and interesting ideas on how we could promote this event. We’d love to hear from you. Graphic design, writing/editing ability, social media presence, all welcome.
Production/Stage Support will be on the street on the night making sure everyone has what they need and are in the right place. This is a challenging, intense role and we will be looking for people with a very specific skillset. If you are interested in developing in this area, think you may have the right skills or already have experience in this role, we’d love to hear from you.
Production/Stage Manager will be heading up the production support team, making sure the event runs smoothly and everyone is where they need to be at the right time. As with the support role, this is a highly responsible job. We will be looking for someone who already has experience within this area, preferably of this role, potentially with the ability to mentor someone else who could share the load.
Father Xmas will bring lots of joy to children all over Newtown, and may travel with the mobile DJ booth - this is to be confirmed. If you have a long white beard and moustache, this could be the perfect role for you! Er… only joking. Facial hair supplied. All we need is your ho ho ho and happiness.