Register as a volunteer for glow festival 2019!


We are looking for volunteers to help us with a variety of opportunities for the festival. Back by popular demand, GLOW festival will happen on the 8th and 9th of November at Eastbury Manor House, with light installations made by Same Sky, the Cultural Connectors, local schools and residents.

We can’t wait for you to get involved with GLOW activities this year! We are looking for a fantastic team of volunteers to help support the festival in the lead up with all our lantern making workshops, to help with the installation of the event and be our hugely valuable event hosts on the night!

We also have an opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning the skills of lantern making in order to deliver workshops with other groups in the borough and in the future. No previous experience required! If you are interested in volunteering for something in particular let us know when you sign up. In previous years we have introduced family volunteering which has been a wonderful success. So, bring one and bring all and get involved as a family throughout the evening!


  • You will get a hot meal, drinks and snacks available throughout the evening.

  • We will cover any travel costs.

  • Meet new local people.

  • Develop new skills and confidence.

All volunteers must attend induction training on the following date: Wednesday 30th October 7:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday 31st October 10:00am to 12:00 noon

Leading up to the festival

We have three different roles for volunteers leading up to the festival. Below you’ll find a summary of each role, and if you would like further information, please download the full description here.

  • Lantern Workshop support: You will be supporting the delivery of the lantern workshops, led by Samesky. You will also learn on the job how to make lanterns and share these skills with participants. Dates to be confirmed.

  • Marketing and Administration support: You will support with pop-up box offices at Studio 3 Arts and Dagenham Library, flyers distribution and support with evaluations and feedback (including input of data monitoring).

  • Production Assistance: You will be supporting the installation of the Fire Garden and/or the Lantern Festival with Same Sky. This will be hands on role and you will be outside installing the pieces of artwork with the support of the Same Sky team.

On the day of the festival

We are looking for volunteers for both dates, 8th and 9th of November, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm or from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Roles will vary from box office support, evaluations, crowd control, workshops support and many more. You can find further information on roles here. If you have a preference on a specific role, you can let us know either in the application or during our briefing meeting.

You can sign up for either volunteer sessions so you get to enjoy the festival for the rest of the evening!

We can’t wait to welcome you!

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GLOW at Eastbury has been produced and developed by a steering group of committed Barking & Dagenham residents known as Cultural Connectors. You can join the open network or local people making decisions about arts and culture in the borough and making things happen. Get in touch with us, or call 020 8594 7136 for more information and to have a chat about how you can get involved.