Upfest 2020 Volunteering
We're back with Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival and we've got some great opportunities to get involved as an Upfest 2020 volunteer.
Want to be part of the crew that makes the festival happen? We've got plenty of different roles available, whatever your skills and abilities may be. We need volunteers to help out before, during, and after the festival - the more hands the better!
We're looking for enthusiastic people, who want to be part of a team that work hard and have a whole lot of fun along the way.
Due to our capacity to supervise volunteers, all volunteers must be over 18.
There are many different roles available, please see appendix below with more detailed description and timelines of when each role is needed, you can tick as many as you wish, note the dates are advisory at this stage we just ask that you can be available for a minimum of 4 hours
Specific Roles (pre festival)
Production stocktake - weekends March/ April
Board painting - weekends April (weather dependent)
Wall painting - 1st- 15th May
Artist liason - 15th- 31st May (whole day required)
Production runner- 15th-31st May
Festival build - 26th-29th
Specific roles (30th-31st May) festival weekend
Artist registration crew- (30th May) 9am-11am
Steward at festival
Upfest sales area- general customer service
Selling programmes (with nacoa our nominated charity)
Supporting kids activity areas (with nacoa our nominated charity)
Specific roles post festival 1st-5th June
Festival site breakdown
Any additional relevant info about yourself (languages, professional qualifications, relevent experience)
Thanks for completing the form, we will be in touch soon with more information
If you've got any questions or you want to know anything specific in the meantime then email us at
The Upfest Crew
Appendix - Volunteer roles
Here is a short description of the roles available at the festival. Please note the dates are advisory at this stage. You wouldn’t need to be available for all the dates we just ask that you can be available for a minimum of 4 hours
Production Stocktake – This takes place at our warehouse just outside Bedminster. We can arrange transport to and from. We have a lot of kit that needs sorting, counting and packing in preparation for the festival.
When- Several weekends in March/ April (dates to be confirmed)
Board painting- This takes place at our warehouse just outside Bedminster. We can arrange transport to and from. We have approx. 600 8ft x 4ft boards to paint with rollers and emulsion,
When- several weekends in April (weather dependent)
Wall Painting- This take place throughout Bedminster, painting the existing and new walls in preparation for the artists arrival. Some of these require the use of scaffold and scissor lifts, but don’t worry if you’re not good with heights we have lots of ground level ones too.
When- 1st – 15th May
Artist liaison Roles- (need to be available for a whole day at a time) This is a difficult role to describe as each artist has different needs, from mixing paint to holding ladders.
When 15th- 31st May
Production runner – Assisting the team both in the gallery and on the street with general festival set up and preparation. Driving license would be helpful as may involve visits to local suppliers
When 15th – 31st May
Build Crew- Assisting with putting up heras fencing and boarding across the site, assisting with general site build.
When 26th- 29th May
Registration crew- Assisting the crew with registering the artists
When 30th May 9.30 -11am
Festival Crew- Assisting the existing team with ensuring the festival site is set up and functioning as it should, assisting artists where required.
When 30th-31st May
Steward at festival Stewarding the festival site,
When 30th - 31st May
Sales Asisstant: General customer service- Assisting the upfest sales team, with sales of artists work, wrapping artwork.
When 30th-31st May
Selling programmes- Upfest programmes are sold accross teh site with all the money raised going to the Awesome charity nacoa
When 30th- 31st May
Supporting Kids activity areas with the awesome Nacoa charity. DBS checks required. Assisting the nacoa team with kids art activities, face painting, and selling cakes
When- 31st May
Break Crew Taking down the festival boards, fencing, packing away equipment to return to storage
When 1st - 5th June
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