The Festival relies on a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time generously and with great enthusiasm.  

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn additional skills, help your community and be part of an exciting cultural event.  We are always looking to increase our valuable volunteer force... why not get involved?! 

The Volunteers' Briefing is taking place on Wed 14 February from 14:30 to 15:45 at Reeth Memorial Hall. Come along to register your interest, meet our friendly Volunteers Coordinator and have a chance to sign up as Event Stewards.


Event Stewards man the doors, distribute programmes, sell last-minute tickets and help people to their seats.  

Hosts offer accommodation to the performers in the Festival - giving them the opportunity to meet some incredible artists.

Drivers transport artists to and from stations, venues and sometimes accommodation.

Village Representatives distribute and top-up brochures in the lead-up to the Festival, put up posters and help in many other ways.

If you are interested in any of the above roles or wish to find out more, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.  You can also join us at our Volunteer Briefing and Social Evening in February at Fremington Village Hall where there are light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for specific roles (so don't forget your diary!).

Induction, Training & Support

Our Volunteer Coordinator and/or Events Management Team during the Festival offer you support.  They will remain the key contacts throughout your volunteering with us.  This will include briefing before events and any training required for specialist roles.  This will also ensure that Swaledale Festival is doing all it can to make your volunteer experience an enjoyable and meaningful one.

"I've met so many fun and interesting people through volunteering with Swaledale Festival - from other volunteers, through to artists, concert goers, technical support and Festival staff.  It is such fun having the opportunity to attend amazing concerts and meet lots of like-minded people who are equally enthused with the Festival, and it’s very rewarding helping with all the extra little bits which ensure a concert runs smoothly.  I think volunteering for Swaledale Festival really brings one into the community".

- Rosi Keatinge