Volunteer with us!

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

The Narooma Oyster Festival is an established and fun event that showcases our vibrant community. Each year more than 100 volunteers generously give their time before, during and after the festival across a range of roles. If you can offer a minimum of 4 hours of your time, please read on!

Bump-in Thursday & Friday

Theming and design of premium dining experiences – Help to transform our marquees into memorable event areas for the Long Table Dinner, the Rock Oyster Lounge and the new seafood lunch.

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

Runners – Special folk are needed to help with eleventh hour surprises. Key areas will include setting up and supporting the information marquee and volunteer tent, stocking the oyster and liquor bar 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.
  • Volunteer Marquee: Ensure there is a support and a supply of refreshments for the crew.

Retail – Stationed at the oyster bar and merchandise marquee.

Long Table Dinner Welcoming team and Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate holders, waiters.

Oyster Bar – People who can assist to dress tasty rock oysters.

Main Bar – Bar staff with current Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificates.

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

Saturday 8am – 6pm

Welcome team –

  • Main Gate: 8am 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.
  • Volunteer Marquee: Ensure there is a support and a supply of refreshments for the crew.

Retail – Stationed at the oyster bar and merchandise marquee.

RSA hospitality volunteers – People with a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate for the main bar and premium experiences including the Ultimate Oyster Experience, the new Seafood Long Lunch and after dark event, Champagne Oyster Cruises and Rock Oyster Lounge.

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

Food service in the Oyster Bar – People who can assist to dress and sell tasty rock oysters.

Cooking demo program – Support the team and chefs.

Shucking Championships – Set and clear oysters for each round.

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

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

Sunday Pack Down 6.30am – 11.30am

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):

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    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 on Friday afternoon, Saturday Festival day and Sunday for the pack up. Please indicate your availability, including the amount of time (hours) you are available to volunteer:

    Thursday

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    Friday (Bump In)

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    Saturday (Festival)

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    Sunday (Bump Out)

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    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 is Lyn Brown who can be contacted on 0481 472 616 or volunteer@naroomaoysterfestival.com.

    Thank you for your volunteer commitment.