Volunteer Call Out for Goonhilly Village Green

Image Credit: Artur Tixiliski

[email protected]

Deadline Sunday 19 May 2019

The volunteer roles are all about communication: having a strong interest in Goonhilly, and local heritage, a good understanding of the cultural scene in Cornwall and an interest in art. Being happy and confident to talk to new people are key components of the role.

How to get involved: Please contact [email protected] using the subject heading ‘GVG Volunteer’ to let us know if you would like to get involved. It would be helpful if you could let us know:

  • Full name
  • Mobile Number
  • A short statement (approx 200 words) about why this role is of interest to you
  • An indication of which volunteer areas interest you An indication of your availability in May


What you can do to help out and gain experience:

Community events: talks and workshops (February - April 2019)

  • Assisting the team to set up technical kit and/or workshop materials
  • Welcoming and guiding participants/audience members
  • Collecting feedback

Install and De-install 17th - 19th May:

  • Art Handling and/or working with artists
  • Assisting the team to set up technical kit, projectors and sound equipment
  • Preparing festival materials Installing signage
  • Working across unusual sites to support artists, producers and cross sector organisations

During the live event 18th May:

  • Stewarding commissions and different elements of the programmes
  • Acting as guides and providing visitor information
  • Assisting with audience participation for social sculpture and interactive installations
  • Carrying out audience questionnaires, recording verbal feedback from artists and audience members
  • Writing blog posts and taking photographs


  • Opportunity to learn about managing creative heritage projects with a friendly, supportive team of experienced producers
  • Learn more about local cultural networks and organisations
  • Meet with a wide range of people and learn about the community and history of the area
  • Travel expenses
  • Receiving training

About Goonhilly Village Green (GVG) is a community oriented, not for profit, creative organisation that has been investigating the history of Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard Peninsula for over 10 years, beginning life as the ‘Happidrome’ series of exhibitions and events (2007-10). Our overarching aim is to raise awareness of the unique cultural, social, industrial and natural heritage of Goonhilly. We offer opportunities for the public to engage with the landscape in new, unexpected ways, through distinctive events encompassing the broad heritage that defines the Downs:

Rosie Allen & Cat Bagg, better known as Field Notes, are a curatorial team who develop & produce live events, exhibitions & commissions in community locations. Their projects include, Inland Art Festival, Swarm, The Wanderers and Hummadruz, they also coordinated Plymouth Art Weekender 2017 & 2018.

Field Notes and the GVG Directors are committed to providing equal opportunities. If you have any concerns about the accessibility of this opportunity please contact us.

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