Plymouth Art Weekender is looking for Volunteers!

We are looking for friendly, proactive volunteers to join The Weekender team for one day or more! The volunteer roles are all about communication: having a good understanding of the cultural scene in Plymouth as well as an interest in art whilst being happy and confident to talk to new people are key components of the role.

Below is an indication of areas where you could help out and gain experience:

Install and De-install (20th/21st September and 25th September):

Art Handling and/or working with artists

Assisting the team to set up technical kit, projectors and sound equipment

Preparing festival materials

Installing signage

Working with across Plymouth City centre to support other arts events

During the festival (22nd/23rd/24th September):

Stewarding The Weekender Commissions and associated events

Acting as festival guides and providing visitor information

Assisting with audience participation for social sculpture and interactive installations

Carrying out audience questionnaires, recording verbal feedback from artists and audience members

Writing blog posts and taking photographs

Volunteers will receive training and an introduction to the Weekender from the Coordinators in September – so please register your interest before then.

Please contact using the subject heading PAW Volunteer to let us know if you would like to get involved. Please include the following information:

Full name

Mobile Number

Your availability for the dates listed above

A short statement about why this role is of interest to you

About Plymouth Art Weekender and Visual Arts Plymouth

Plymouth Art Weekender takes place annually across the city. The Weekender acts as a platform to celebrate Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. Initiated by Visual Arts Plymouth (VAP), a voluntary group of artists and organisers active in the city. For more information on VAP and its members visit

PAW showcases the breadth of activity that takes place in Plymouth, drawing it together for one bumper weekend of creativity for all ages, with events and exhibitions throughout the city drawing large audiences from Plymouth & beyond.