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  • LIFT simply couldn’t happen without our team of incredible volunteers that support the festival. People from all walks of life, for all sorts of reasons, generously bring their skill, passion and knowledge to help make our dynamic festival for London happen, each playing a vital part across a wide range of roles at the heart of LIFT. You can give as much or as little time as you’d like. Most of our opportunities are in the lead up to and during the festival, but we also have opportunities available year round. Everyone is welcome, no specific experience is required.

    See a different side of the festival, make friends, use and develop your skills in a creative context, try something new and experience the arts up close.

    What you can expect from LIFT

    Volunteers will gain valuable experience as part of the LIFT team, making connections with theatre companies and performance venues as well as having the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals, LIFT events and parties, and to join our priority mailing list. The LIFT team are there to support you and help you to have the best possible experience over the festival, whatever your motivation.

    Please note that all voluntary roles are unpaid. If you have any concerns, please let us know.

    What LIFT expects from our volunteer

    • Passion and enthusiasm for LIFT’s vision
    • Appetite for contemporary theatre and performance
    • Enjoy working with, and talking to, a wide range of people of different ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds
    • Reliable with excellent time keeping
    • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Good written and spoken English
    • Ability to work and remain calm under pressure
    • Good sense of humour
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

    Please note that you will be required to supply the email address of a person whom you have known for some time and who is willing to act as a referee. Your referee should not be related to you. We may contact your referee about your suitability for the volunteer role you are applying for.

    With Covid-19, our onsite festival volunteering opportunities are temporarily suspended, but please get in touch with us at info@liftfestival.com if you’d like to volunteer remotely.

    “That LIFT team is the best ever and it's an amazing way to get into the arts, use your passion and enthusiasm helping create the greatest festival in London. It was such a pleasure to be a part of something so extraordinary.” -

    LIFT Festival Volunteer

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