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Volunteer with us!

Join the crew of guides, labourers, stylists, scanners, runners and even shuckers!

The Narooma Oyster Festival is seeking volunteers for our next flagship event on May 3 – 4, 2024.

The two day festival is an established and fun event that showcases our vibrant community and region. Each year more than 100 volunteers generously give their time, from experienced locals to students looking for experience.

If you would like to volunteer throughout the year with the event planning team, please email us at volunteer@naroomaoysterfestival.com

Bump-in Thursday & Friday

Labourers and handymen – Spare a few hours to help set up marquees, bars, hang signs around town and the festival site and delivering boxes to marquees.

Runners – Special folk are needed to help with eleventh hour surprises. Key areas will include setting up and supporting the information and merchandise marquee, stocking the oyster and liquor bar, people to wipe over furniture, platters, and glassware, help unpack boxes in readiness for use, help set up decoration and theming and fetching random items, sometimes from off-site.

Community Liaison –  Folks who love chatting to people. Answer enquiries about the program, the festival layout and the wider area.

Friday Festival 3pm - 9pm

Welcome team

  • Main Gate: 3pm – 8pm. Welcome festival goers, scan tickets and offer guidance where needed.
  • Information Marquee: Folks who love chatting to people. Answer enquiries about the program, the festival layout and the wider area.

Retail – Stationed at the merchandise marquee.

RSA hospitality volunteers – to serve in the Main Festival Bar, the Rock Oyster Van and the Friday Premium Dining Experience.

Non-RSA hospitality volunteers – to assist with the delivery of the Friday Premium Dining Experience.

Food Service – The Oyster Bar and the Rock Oyster Van requires people who can assist to assemble and sell oyster trays with toppings to visitors.

Runners – Are you flexible and fast to help with eleventh hour problems?

Zero Heros – Help festival goers with choosing correct bins to dispose their waste into.

Saturday 8am – 6pm

Welcome team –

  • Main Gate: 9am to 5pm. Welcome festival goers, scan tickets and offer guidance where needed.
  • Information Marquee: Folks who love chatting to people. Answer enquiries about the program, the festival layout and the wider area.

Retail – Stationed at the merchandise marquee.

RSA hospitality volunteers – People with a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate for the Main Fesatival bar and premium experiences including the Ultimate Oyster Experience, Champagne Oyster Cruises and the Rock Oyster Lounge.

Non-RSA hospitality volunteers – waiters, table clearers, dish washers required in the various premium experiences including the Ultimate Oyster Experience, Champagne Oyster Cruises and the Rock Oyster Lounge.

Food service – The Oyster Bar and the Rock Oyster Van requires people who can assist to assemble and sell oyster trays with toppings to visitors.

Cooking demo program – Support the team and chefs.

Shucking Championships – Set and clear oysters for each round, offer shucked oysters to the crowd.

Research and Evaluation – People who can help us to survey visitors for valuable feedback from noon to close.

Runners – People that can be deployed where there may be a gap.

Zero Heros – Help festival goers with choosing correct bins to dispose their waste into.

Sunday Pack Down 7am – 3pm

Festival pack down – People to help with anything from packing down signs and putting equipment back in boxes, to picking up rubbish or raking up straw.

    Contact Details

    Date of Birth (All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older):

    Shirt Size (Please Select):

    Emergency Contact Details

    Do you have any medical conditions or are you currently on medication that we should know about? If yes, please give a short description. If no, please write N/A.

    Volunteer Information

    Do you have any previous volunteer experience with Narooma Oyster Festival?

    If yes, in what area?

    Availability

    Narooma Oyster Festival needs volunteer support from Thursday afternoon to Sunday. Please indicate your availability, including your preferred starting time and the number of hours you are available, and select one or more of the areas where you would be interested in volunteering:

    Thursday (Bump In)

    Hours available:

    Thursday interests:

    Friday (Bump In and Festival)

    Hours available:

    Friday interests:

    Saturday (Festival)

    Hours available:

    Saturday interests:

    Sunday (Bump Out)

    Hours available:

    Do you have an RSA Certificate, current to the end of the festival?

    Do you have a special interest or skills you would like to volunteer?

    The above information is for our office records only and is strictly confidential. It will not be used for any other purpose than for proper record keeping. All personal information held by us is dealt with in accordance with the Privacy Act and you are not obligated to give us your personal information.

    Please ensure you sign on and off at The Information Desk near the main entry before starting your volunteer work on Saturday. You will be briefed by the relevant coordinator on your responsibilities and OH&S. Please advise if you are not able to attend so a substitute volunteer can be allocated in your place. The volunteer coordinator can be contacted via volunteer@naroomaoysterfestival.com.

    Thank you for your volunteer commitment.