Call for Volunteers

Published

8th July 2019

The Events Team at Dundee City Council work towards making Dundee a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and study by supporting a range of events across the City.

The Events Team are responsible for delivering Dundee City Council events including Easter Fun Day, Summer Streets Festival, Fireworks displays and Christmas Light Nights. We also work closely with external event organisers to support and advise them to deliver events.

Our focus as a city for events and festivals are those events which:

-have economic benefits to the city by attracting visitors, increasing overnight stays or having employment benefits

-promote the city, enhance Dundee’s visibility and raise our profile as a vibrant, contemporary international city

-are distinctive to Dundee by using the landscape, history, heritage or people of Dundee to make them unique

-are available to, and involve, members of the public in Dundee, or which inspire and involve local communities

The event

Dundee Summer Streets Festival returns to take over the City Centre of Dundee on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of July 2019, 11am – 7pm both days. We’ll transform the city centre with colour and music, and create a vibrant buzz for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Our theme this year is ‘Exploration’. The packed programme will feature music, street performance, play, city tours and treasure hunts, all with a spectacular City Square centrepiece.

Highlights include:

Stunning Luminarium in City Square

Treasure hunts and city tours

Super maze in Albert Square

Fun and games in Reform Street

Wandering street performers

Music programme

Markets, food and drink

The Summer Streets Festival offers you the opportunity to be part of a large scale arts festival located within the heart of the city. Come and start your journey with us at this creative family friendly local arts festival.

The roles are designed to meet a range of skills levels and abilities and are open to anyone 16 years and over. Volunteers will receive a comprehensive introduction to the event and be supported throughout their journey.

If you are interested in getting involved and looking for an gratifying and memorable experience within a welcoming team, please complete a volunteer form and email Rebecca.rodgers@dundeecity.gov.uk or by post to Rebecca Rodgers, City Development, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee.

Find out more here

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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