Volunteering at GDIF

You could be part of a 100 strong team of volunteers working together to make London’s leading festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts a truly memorable event. We need lots of festival volunteers to ensure our audiences and artists have the best possible experience. If you enjoy meeting new people, being part of a team and being outdoors this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Have a look at our role description

Sign up to volunteer

If you require further information on the volunteer role or application please contact Cleo Ingham at volunteer@festival.org or 020 8305 5023.

Volunteers at GDIF 2016

Programming Enquiries

For programming enquiries, please email us at admin@festival.org. Please note that due to the large volume of enquiries we may not be able to answer all emails.

Production Managers

We're always keen to hear from experienced and highly-motivated freelance Production Managers. Click here to find out more.

Take part in a performance

Massager by CCOT
We are looking for people to take part in pre-show workshops during which you’ll be trained as a ‘paper massager’ by members of the company. You will be shown how to cover members of the public in paper to create copies of the body known as ‘Paper Humans’ in a show that’s part art therapy and part outdoor arts performance. On performance days you will help create the paper humans which are then animated before succumbing to the elements of wind, fire and water. Minimum age 18+
To register or if you have any questions about taking part in Massager, email Cleo Ingham.

The Colour of Light
We are looking for volunteers to dance as part of the performance and help behind the scenes. For these roles you’ll be needed for workshops and rehearsals on 6 and 7 July. No experience is necessary, though if you have danced before or do any form of regular exercise this is a bonus We also need help welcoming audiences so if this is more your thing, we would love to hear from you. You’d need to be available on 14 June 6pm-9pm for our volunteer induction and from 7pm-11pm on Saturday 8 July.
To register or if you have any questions about taking part in The Colour of Light, email Sarah Hoyle

We are looking for adults of mixed ages and backgrounds to be part of BELONGING(s); an exciting project which will culminate in performances on the Thamesmead Estate as part of GDIF.
This project is for you if:
  • You would like to perform with Tilted at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival
  • You are interested in exploring the Company’s unique ways of working with objects and local surroundings with members of the local Thamesmead community
  • You are aged 18+
  • You are dedicated and can commit to attending all the rehearsals and performance days
  • You are happy to work outside in any weather
  • It is completely free to participate and no previous experience is required, just your enthusiasm and commitment.
    Please contact Constance Gibbs to sign up or to find out more.