The ASB Polyfest is a dynamic cultural experience, well-known to Auckland Secondary Schools and the wider Auckland community as the highlight of their event’s calendar year. Attracting over 100,000 spectators it is known as the biggest event of its kind in the world.
ASB Polyfest 2020 will be no different in celebration of 45 years. The dedication from our volunteers is shown through the colour, festive sounds and the diverse cultural buzz. As this event grows in size and interest, with people of all ages, families, international guests and ethnic groups visiting and participating, it is evident that the need for more committed and passionate volunteers is required.
If you have yet to experience a role in volunteering, this event is a great place to start!
You can be assured that your time with us as a volunteer will be enjoyable as you will meet
and work alongside some key figures within the community. There is every opportunity to network with the various teams that make up the ASB Polyfest workforce, where you could find yourself creating a career path towards the future.
WHY DOES POLYFEST 2020 NEED VOLUNTEERS?
The ASB Polyfest attracts an audience of over 100,000 spectators. With such huge crowds of people entering our gates, volunteers are essential to making sure we provide a safe and family-orientated environment, while delivering the best in customer service throughout the event. We want our visitors to leave each day feeling satisfied with their Polyfest experience.
We are particularly interested in hearing from potential Volunteers with a valid First Aid Certificate, current experience and knowledge of health and safety issues.
WILL I GET PAID? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Volunteers are unpaid members of our workforce. There will be no exchange of financial reward (i.e. wages, tips, paid expenses etc) for the work you do. As a volunteer the rewards are in your participation, and we know from past experience, the opportunity to be part of the largest cultural festival of this kind is a great addition to your career experience and should you apply for similar roles in the future.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO VOLUNTEER?
The minimum age is 20 years old. As we work closely with all secondary schools involved, we will not accept applications from enrolled students.
WILL I NEED TO DO ANY TRAINING / ATTEND CRITICAL MEETINGS?
Yes. Once we have established the roles required we will advise where necessary the job specific training and critical dates compulsory to attend.
WHAT DAYS AND HOURS COULD I BE EXPECTED TO WORK?
As each volunteer will undergo job and venue specific training, it is in the best interest of the workforce and festival patrons that we prefer volunteers are available for the week of festival. We envisage each volunteer to be on-site and on duty for 4 or more hours at a time. Each shift will start and end with a daily briefing, and volunteers are expected to attend these briefings to get the latest updates and any additional information useful for that day.
IS THERE A UNIFORM AND CAN I KEEP IT?
Yes. Each volunteer will be given one official volunteers t-shirt as uniform to use while on duty. This will be yours to keep!
CAN I VOLUNTEER IF I LIVE OUTSIDE OF AUCKLAND?
Yes. We welcome all residents outside of Auckland and extend the invitation to our international visitors, to join us and volunteer at the biggest event of its kind in the world!
All volunteers are responsible for their own accommodation and transportation to and from the event venue.
WHAT WOULD HELP TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF BEING CHOSEN AS
A POLYFEST 2020 VOLUNTEER?
Being available and flexible during the festival week would enable us to manage the volunteers team more effectively, and as a volunteer you will be able to familiarise yourself with the event venue. In saying that, we would prefer our volunteers to have the natural ability to create the infectious buzz wherever you’re based at the event venue and demonstrate a genuine interest in the event and its success.
WHY DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE NZ POLICE VETTING FORM FOR A VOLUNTEERS ROLE?
This is standard practice for people working in events where young children are involved. It is also common practice for all new staff joining the workforce, whether they be paid or unpaid to go through the vetting process.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS?
All volunteers must COMPLETE, SIGN, SCAN and send back to us a copy of their completed NZ Police Vetting Form (download form - link below) and include copies of two forms of ID by 5pm, Monday, 24 February.