After 18 months of Elvis leaving the building, Parkes Elvis Festival is back and on the lookout for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success.
Organisers are calling for the community to get onboard and help deliver the king-sized program filled with more than 150 Elvis and Speedway inspired events.
Volunteering at the festival is open to people from all walks of life, and with different skills and experiences. There are many ways to volunteer, including setting up event spaces and signage, ushering guests, assisting with a multitude of events both inside and outdoors and transporting VIPs.
“The change of date along with impacts of Covid-19 have resulted in a need for new volunteers,” said Festival Director, Tiffany Steel. “We have more than 100 volunteer roles to fill. If you have specific interests, we can place you in a role where you can learn and get on-the-job experience whilst helping on one of the most popular festivals in Australia.” said Tiffany.
There are ways local businesses can help too. Employee volunteering programs are a great way for businesses to show their corporate social responsibility and provide employees with the opportunity to contribute to the community. Local organisations such as Northparkes Mines give back to the community by providing volunteers each year.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be involved with the sponsorship of the festival’s incredible volunteer program,” said General Manager of Central West Credit Union Brett Hartin.
“Volunteers are the life blood of regional areas, and this is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community.”
In the spirit of Elvis, each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, hat, water bottle, bag and will get to have a whole lotta rockin’ and rollin’ fun.
To apply visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au. Volunteer inductions are on Saturday, 12 March from 10.00am – 11.30am and on Monday, 21 March from 6.00pm – 7.30pm at the Cooke Park Pavilion. Apply now to ensure you don’t miss out!