Bridget Bailey

Volunteer at London Craft Week 2019

Published
Sunday 24 March 2019

London Craft Week is looking for new volunteers to join the team from Wed 8 to Sun 12 May 2019. 

From the smallest off-the-beaten-track atelier to the storied livery halls of ancient makers’ guilds, the shop floors of luxury retailers to St Paul’s Cathedral, London Craft Week takes people on a journey of discovery into the capital’s most creative spaces.

Launched in 2015 London Craft Week aims to showcase creativity and craftsmanship across Art, Fashion, and Design, celebrating the unsung heroes both established and emerging from each. 

Since our inception, the week has doubled in size. This year there will be over 230 events, covering 50+ craft disciplines from musical instrument making to basket weaving and spectacle making. Check out the full list of events at: www.londoncraftweek.com/programme.

Every year volunteers play a big part in creating a very special atmosphere at London Craft Week by helping visitors to get the most out of the week. By joining the LCW team as a volunteer, you help us by being the onsite presences at each event, dealing with visitor queries, occasionally assisting with any event logistics such as ticketing/guest list, and supporting the individual event runners by being the direct contact to liaise with where any LCW team support is needed. 

We will make every effort to ensure you gain valuable experience in working behind the scenes at a not-for-profit events organisation while having lots of fun!

You will be required to attend a half-day training session on Thursday, April 25th This training session will serve as an introduction to LCW and will cover the different aspects of the volunteer role.

We would ideally like someone to commit to volunteering for the whole period of the 8-12th May, however, we are open to working with your schedule and the hours that are possible to you.

We reimburse reasonable travel expenses and lunch against receipts - refreshments will be available at the office additionally.

If you are interested in learning more about the not-for-profit world of art festivals, and/or are interested in the craft sector, please send your CV and a brief statement of interest to Kate@londoncraftweek.com.