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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London’s leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and, in the words of The Guardian, makes an “unrivalled contribution to the happiness of the people of London”. GDIF is committed to breaking new ground in outdoor performance and raising the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor work produced in the UK. 

Volunteer at GDIF 2024! 

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London's leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts. Artists from around the globe use the outdoors to offer a glimpse of collective possibility and GDIF would love for you to join them in this mission! The festival runs from 23 August - 8 September 2024. 



Whether this is your first-time volunteering anywhere or you’re looking to add leadership experience to your CV, we have the role for you! 

  • General festival volunteer: The smiling face of the festival! Helping out in a Front of House capacity, ensuring that audience members have a wonderful experience at GDIF. Duties involve collecting audience feedback, helping audiences find their way around and collecting donations to support the festival.   

  • Team Leader: Would you like to help coordinate a team? We are looking for confident people to help coordinate volunteer teams at this year’s festival. Team leaders will be chosen before the festival and given additional training.   

  • Access Champion: Passionate about accessibility? We put provision in each year to make make the festival as accessible as possible to our disabled audiences. In this role you would help broaden access to art by supporting the access team across our events. 

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Volunteers will be working with the whole GDIF team to support the festival ensuring audiences have a positive experience at the festival.
There will be some e-learning training modules to complete as well as a 1 hour induction session which will take place on Zoom in August.

Time commitment

A wide variety of shifts will be available across the 3 weeks, and we ask volunteers to aim to commit to 3 four hour shifts across the Festival. Totalling 15 hours of commitment including a couple hours of training.
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.