Join the Festival Committee

The WWF committee are all volunteers.  We are always looking for people who can join us to help run the best street festival in the south-west.  We meet regularly at The Old Town Hall in Weymouth about every six weeks, stepping that up as necessary as we near Festival time. 

Do you have any special expertise or talent that could help us, or loads of enthusiasm and energy that you could bring to the necessary tasks needed to run a festival like ours? 

There’s lots of experience and support available – get in touch if you’d like to help. 

We are looking for volunteers to join us for the 2022 Festival. If you can help please email us at mailus@wessexfolkfestival.com  stating which Post you can help with and your details.

Sessions and Workshops Co-ordinator

On the first day of Festival, the Friday before the stages get busy, WFF kicks off with sessions and workshops in the various pubs, halls etc around the festival site, and they continue all weekend. It’s an important part of the Festival, with musicians and singers gathering for the pleasure of playing and / or learning together.

The sessions are not difficult to co-ordinate – many of the session and workshop leaders give their time every year and they’re just waiting to be asked! The pubs are welcoming – just put it all together and job done.

Sponsorship and Fundraising.

WFF is a free-to-access street festival.  We are funded by sponsorship, donations from Weymouth BID and our own fundraising efforts.  Many leads and funding sources are already established, but if someone can bring ideas for more – great!

Liaise with WDC

Help to arrange permits, road closures, BID applications etc – essential for the smooth running of the festival. Lots of contacts already established.

Recruit and look after the Trade Stalls

A very important part of WFF, both for the revenue they bring to us as for the atmosphere of cheerful, colourful bustle they create.

Site Management and Health & Safety Assistant Team

Our festival site is as safe and as efficient as it can be.

Our musicians, our volunteers, our visitors, our traders must all feel that everything is as it should be – the site must be as safe, access and exit must be as seamless as possible, all safety standards must be met, and all risk assessments complied with.  You’d be part of a team, working across the site from start to finish of this great festival.

Volunteer Co-ordinator

From Stewards to Litter-pickers, our volunteers are extremely important to us. From recruitment to end of Festival, we need to look after them.

Programme Design

An eye-catching design, a good quality programme – loads of info about what’s on when and where, and some advertising to help pay for it.

We need to secure sponsorship for printing – help with that would be useful too.

If you can help please email us at mailus@wessexfolkfestival.com Stating which Post you can help with and your details.