City of Lights 2017: Volunteer


Due to the severe weather forecast we have regrettably taken the decision to postpone the event. All volunteers have been emailed.

The proposed date is either Wednesday 24th or Wednesday 31st January. Watch this space for date confirmation and further info.


It is that time of year again- we are preparing for Truro’s biggest event: City of Lights. After last years phenomenal event we are back with the 21st City of Lights, the large scale lantern parade will herald Truro's start of the festive season.

This year we need you more than ever- expectations are high! We need 200 volunteers to support the procession, crowd viewing, fundraising and welcoming people to the city.

Event date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Arrival time: tbc, however usually around 4pm (we always appreciate volunteers who can attend earlier to support set up)
Finish time: around 10pm

Cornwall briefings:
Falmouth University: Thursday 16th at 4pm, until 5:30/6pm. Exchange Seminar Room Blue
Saturday 18 Nov- Truro, Alverton Hotel. 10am-11.30am

If you have any queries please email

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We will do our best to accommodate your requests but cannot guarantee them. Its also worth noting these roles can involve standing for long periods, walking a distance and possibly working in inclement weather. You will be invited to a pre-event briefing as well as receive written information a couple of weeks before the event.
We tend to work in pairs on the night, is there anyone specific you would like to work with?
We will do our best to accommodate these requests but cannot guarantee them.
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Please let us have any other information that you feel may be relevant:
Specific skills or experience that may be of help, medical conditions we should be aware of?
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Can you volunteer to help in the days before the event? Can you start earlier than 4pm to assist with event set up? Let us know...
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