Culture Crawl on Tyneside looking for Volunteers
Written by Scott McGerty on 21st February 2018
Friendly faces are being sought to volunteer for the North East’s popular late-night culture crawl, The Late Shows 2018.
The Late Shows is a free annual festival, which in previous years has had over 60 day-time arts, culture and heritage attractions on Tyneside open late into the evening to offer special cultural activities.
Over the two-night event, visitors have a huge choice of exhibitions, open studios, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, music, dance, theatre, heritage, food, drink and all sorts of other fun and cultural activities to choose from.
Organisers are now looking for volunteers to help with the activities and applications are now available online to volunteer as a steward on the evenings of Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May.
Bill Griffiths, Head of Programmes at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Project Manager of The Late Shows, said:
“The Late Shows certainly couldn’t have been the success that it has been over the years without the help of our volunteer stewards. They have been key to helping visitors get to where they want to go, answering any queries, and generally making sure The Late Shows always runs smoothly.”
“Volunteering at The Late Shows is a great chance to be part of a very special event. Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to gain new skills, experience and confidence, but it’s also a lot of fun. It’s been great to see so many people already enquire about how they can help out this year.”
Tasks that will be expected for The Late Shows volunteer stewards will include; meeting and greeting visitors, handing out programmes and The Late Shows’ iconic glow sticks, answering visitor enquiries, providing directions to venues and bus stops, and advising visitors about other venues that they may enjoy.
Anyone aged 18 or over who would like to be part of The Late Shows, find out more and apply on the website.