Volunteering

Calling Individuals with a Passion for the Arts!

We work with over 100 individuals of all ages and ethnicities each year who all help deliver the Hostry Festival; from UEA students to CEOs of local businesses, charities and trusts, as well as those from marginalised backgrounds and those with additional needs.

“It’s great to be a part of the teamwork that The Hostry Festival inspires. From the first Booja Booja chocolate to the last glass of fizz, welcoming people to quality performances in a varied programme is a real pleasure”
SHARON & RON UPTON
“The Hostry Festival is a fully inclusive, widely varied and extremely friendly event. Everyone involved feels being part of a true community”
ANGELA GOYMER
"We enjoy being part of the Front of House Team and supporting the Hostry Festival. We are always delighted at the quality and variety of performances."
JANE TAYLOR & TOM HIGGIN
"The Hostry Festival Front of House is extremely well organised, meaning it's a pleasure to volunteer at. I hope we help make it a pleasant experience for those that attend too."
LAURA LANDAMORE
“Being part of the Hostry Festival team has been a truly beautiful experience and has introduced me to incredibly talented artists and entrepreneurs committed to our community."
MIREIA MOLINA COSTA
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The ongoing success of the festival depends on the help & support of passionate, reliable individuals. We have a wide variety of roles on offer for the right people each year, from costume design to front of house support.

In return for your precious support, our team offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a wealth of knowledge in theatre and the arts and the chance to gain hands-on experience.

If you would like to volunteer with us, please send us a message using the form below detailing why and how you’d like to get involved. Alternatively, get in touch directly with the team at info@hostryfestival.org.

If you think you could help out in a role that isn’t listed on this page, we’d also love to hear from you!

Meet our Volunteer Coordinators!

Bottom line: Sharon Upton & Ron Upton. Back line: Marcia Jeffries, Allison Armstrong, Caroline Akorita.

Our volunteer coordinators are on hand throughout the festival to support and lead our wonderful team of volunteers. The team is headed up by husband & wife duo, SHARON & RON UPTON, who work tirelessly both in the lead up to our events, and front of house on the night to deliver a first-class experience to our festival guests.

They are joined by MARCIA JEFFRIES, ALLISON ARMSTRONG and CAROLINE AKORITA who bring warmth, passion and enthusiasm to the festival.

To find out more about volunteering at the Hostry Festival, contact the team at: info@hostryfestival.org.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

We’re on the hunt for a budding graphic designer with access to design software (e.g Adobe Creative Cloud) to help us design marketing materials for our social media channels, particularly Facebook & Instagram.

This role could suit students studying graphic design & skilled individuals looking for experience of working on cultural marketing projects as part of a team.

This opportunity is available now for the 2021 festival – please get in touch if you’d like to out your design skills to good use in the arts :).

Show Your Interest Today!

Volunteer Pack

SCOTT MEACOCK - Front of House & Wet Stock Manager.