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Thursday 21 June 2018 (All day) to Saturday 23 June 2018 (All day)

Name of Event: Fly By Night 

Volunteer Role: Festival/FoH Volunteer

Multidisciplinary American artist Duke Riley’s epic outdoor work will see over 1500 trained pigeons soar into the skies above the River Thames in a glorious spectacle of unprecedented scale and beauty.

In its first international performance since its première at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016, Riley’s world-class airborne installation has been reimagined for London’s historical military location of Thamesmead, paying beautiful homage to some of the First World War’s unsung heroes who played crucial roles delivering messages between distant personnel.

We need a team of friendly, enthusiastic and proactive festival volunteers to help ensure that the front of house runs smoothly at this event.

This may involve interacting with audience members as they arrive to site, fundraising, gaining audience evaluation, ensuring that our access provision is facilitated correctly and handing out brochures for future festival events.

As well as helping the event run smoothly, FoH volunteers will be playing a key part in the success of a large scale and ambitious UK premiere. Volunteers will receive training at our Volunteer Induction in Greenwich on 11 June, and expenses of £5 or £10 per shift will be provided.

When: Thursday 21 June, 19:30 – 23:00

Friday 22 June, 19:30 – 23:00

Saturday 23 June, 19:30 – 23:00

Where: Crossness Pumping Station, Thamesmead, SE2 9AQ

Volunteer places: 20-40 per shift

To see all of our one-off volunteering opportunities, head to the VSU’s One-Off Volunteering Programme.