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Volunteer Information

Volunteering - A Letter from our Director

Dear Beanie Lovers,
Please consider volunteering at the next festival. As I’m sure you are aware, it’s the volunteers who make this Festival. We simply couldn’t do it without you. I have put together some information about what’s involved in volunteering.

There are many advantages to volunteering including being part of the team and special events. The great benefit for beanie makers in volunteering is that you are able to sell more than 10 beanies at Beanie Central.

Read on for more information on Volunteer Events and shifts. We hope you can throw your hat in the ring at the next festival.

 Love Jo

2013 Volunteer Schedule

4.30pm Thursday 20 June
Welcome Drinks for all the volunteers. Come and meet the committee and all your fellow volunteers on Thursday night, hear stories about some of the workshops that have been held in the run up to the festival, learn about how the festival will unfold in the coming days, find out about the story behind the festival.

5.30pm Sunday 23 June - The Gillen Club Dinner
When you have completed at least three shifts during the Festival you will receive a complimentary voucher for dinner . You can also bring a friend or a partner who can eat for $10.00 per person (Sunday Roast Menu). Your friend/partner will also need a voucher that is only available from the Volunteer Tent. The Party starts at 5:30pm at the Gillen Club on Milner Road (5 minutes walk/2 minutes drive). Come and let your hair down, take your beanie off for a change, share your funny stories with fellow volunteers and the committee and maybe WIN some great prizes.

7am, Monday 24  June - Sharing Craft
Volunteers are invited to bring 2 or 3 items that they have created (not beanies! But shawls, scarves, boots, socks, buttons, brooches, shirts etc) to share with each other in a little buy swap sell breakfast at the home of the Beanie Festival (7 Gall St – Jo’s house – where you have sent your beanies for years!) Breakfast provided, and a fun crafty relaxed couple of hours before we kick off for the last day of Festival fun.

11.30 Tuesday 25 June – Witchetty’s  Debrief meeting.

A debrief meeting for all volunteers, a time for feedback, celebration and for planning the 2014 festival. Please come and hear how the wrap up for 2013 went and share your experiences to help us make 20143 even better.
Lunch provided.

Further information on Volunteer Shifts


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