Rhythms of the World seek volunteers

A MUSIC festival is asking Comet country to get into the groove of volunteering for this summer’s event.

Rhythms of the World organisers are asking people to join in the fun at this year’s festival, by giving up a bit of their time either in the run-up or on the weekend of the event.

The festival will this year be held on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, in Hitchin Priory grounds.

A spokesman for the festival said: “Getting involved in the festival could kick start a new interest, open up a whole new social scene, or provide a boost to your CV.

“Volunteers make up the army of 800 plus unsung heroes which enables Rhythms to happen every year. Volunteering to help out in the build-up, on the festival weekend or even derigging afterwards, could also help tick a few New Year’s resolution boxes too.


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“As the festival grows, new volunteers are always needed to join our enthusiastic and friendly teams.”

Areas which volunteers can get involved in include event - helping with the build up and derig, preparing grounds, finance - securing sponsorship, advertising and grants, communications - marketing, PR, design, website, copywriting and social media, performance - liaising with acts, and volunteers - recruiting and managing volunteers.

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One volunteer from last year said: I have met so many lovely and genuine people over the years, and everyone who volunteers actually wants to be there and make a success of the festival, and they do.

“There is such a great community feel with the volunteers, I love it.”

Another added: “I enjoy working with such a huge range of people from a multitude of backgrounds to create such a fantastic community event.”

To find out how you can get involved, send an email with ROTW 2012 in the subject line to Jo and Alison at volunteers@rotw.org.uk indicating which area you would like to get involved in. Alternatively, ring Alison on 07834 363626 or Jo on 07879 487445.

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