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Volunteer Information

Volunteering - A Letter from our Director

Dear Beanie Lovers,

To be a volunteer at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival is to be part of the team that produces the world's finest beanie celebration and (arguably) Australia's favourite craft festival.

So, from the bottom of my beanie, we ask you to consider volunteering at the next festival. As any who've experienced the event will tell you, it’s the volunteers who make this Festival (and it's the volunteers who get the most out of it!).

We simply couldn't do it without you. To help you dive in, we've put together some information about what’s involved in volunteering.

There are many advantages, including being part of the team and exclusive entry to special events. While the great benefit for beanie makers in volunteering, is that you are able to sell more than 10 beanies at Beanie Central (up to 50!).

Read on for more information on Volunteer Events and shifts. We hope you'll join the fray and be part of the festival team in 2015.

Yours woolly

Chief Beanieologist


2015 Volunteer Schedule

4.30pm Thursday 18 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 21 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 22 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 23 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 over at the Volunteer FAQs.

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