An appeal for volunteer stewards to help out at Marlborough’s
An appeal for volunteer stewards to help out at Marlborough’s International Jazz Festival, the largest of its kind in the country, has gone out from Peter Morgan, the festival’s chief steward.
He is seeking the support of some 200 people for this year’s festival, which runs over the weekend of July 13 to 15.
“As local residents, this is a unique opportunity for people to enjoy the atmosphere and the music of the festival,” he says. “To ensure the event runs smoothly, we need around 200 volunteer stewards through the weekend.”
“You don’t require any particular skills to qualify — all we look for are dependable and conscientious people over 18 years of age who enjoy getting involved and helping out.”
“Volunteering as a steward involves attending Marlborough Town Hall briefing either on Friday or Saturday and spending two to three hours on a pre-assigned time-slot at one of the 20 or so festival venues. The duties are not arduous and involve checking badges and monitoring crowd numbers.”
“The volunteers are always backed up by a team of professional stewards, who look after the wider issues of crowd control.”
And he points out: “Our volunteer stewards are the ‘oil’ that keeps the weekend’s wheels turning and as such have played an important part in making the Marlborough International Jazz Festival what it is – one of the world’s leading jazz events.”
“As a volunteer steward you will receive a prized Steward badge and have the opportunity to see the acts of your choice when not on duty. You may also get the chance to meet the performers in person both front of house and ‘backstage.”
So sign up now! Just go to www.marlboroughjazz.com and click on the ‘Our Jazz’ tab at the top of the page and then the stewards club sign up form.
If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer steward, please contact Peter Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org