Calling All Culture Vultures! Cork Culture Night Calls for Volunteers to Help Bring the City’s Most Diverse Event to Life

With Cork City Culture Night 2017 taking place on Friday 22nd September, the day is fast approaching and organisers are seeking volunteers to help ensure the success of this city-wide series of over 200 events in over 100 venues.

The people of Cork are being asked to dedicate a few hours of their time on the day to fill a variety of positions and to be an integral part of the smooth running of this annual cultural extravaganza. Potential volunteers would ideally be in a position to make themselves available for a period of 4 hours, but those with less availability will also be accommodated. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and will be required throughout the afternoon and evening for duties including brochure drops, inflating balloons, distributing marketing materials and providing visitors with info on venues, times and events.

 Volunteers will be needed for the Culture Night Buses, from 6:30pm to approximately 10:30pm. These individuals will be on hand to provide information on what is happening on Cork Culture Night to members of the public, to support the performers in the buses if needed and to inform the bus-users of the last pick up points.

A handful of volunteers will be needed to provide production support at Cork City Hall, facilitating the production manager in the set-up of Cork City Culture Night events, such as music performances. Also at City Hall, assistants will be required to man the box office and ticket desk, taking tickets for pre-booked events like Making Moves at 4pm and MAZE at 8.30pm and stewarding at these events as and when required.

Appealing to the people of Cork to offer their time in order to be an integral part of this unique event, Trish Murphy, Events Manager at Cork City Council, said: “We are in search of enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about showing off all that Cork has to offer in terms of culture and heritage. This event will be fun and fast-paced for all those involved and there will be a real sense of comradery and pride among the volunteers as they help us to bring this fantastic one-night festival to the masses. We urge the great Cork public to come forward to volunteer their valuable time and we assure you it will be an experience to remember!”

Interested volunteers are asked to e-mail corkculturevolunteer@gmail.com

or culturenight@corkcity.ie.  For more information on Cork City Culture Night 2017, visit www.culturenightcork.ie or keep up-to-date with programme additions by following the conversation online #corkculturenight2017 and #LOVECulture. Check out Facebook\corkcityarts or Twitter @corkcityarts. Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Cork City Council.