Volunteer FOR DAGFEST this Summer!

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a variety of opportunities before and during the festival. DAGFEST is back and we are 5 this year! Join us on Saturday 15th June 2019 Dagenham East Village, Church Lane and be part of the fun, meet new people and feel good about contributing to your local community. We also have installations and performances from outdoor theatre, dancers and lots of opportunities to try arts and crafts activities on the day.


  • Be a Festival Ambassador: Support the team with flyering and encouraging people to go to DAGFEST in advance of the festival.

  • Site Decorating: The day before and in the morning, join the CBD team to transform the site and make it fabulously festival ready. In the meantime, you can also create some birthday bunting - see how!

  • Admin Assistants: You will be supporting the CBD team with admin information packs to ensure everything goes super smoothly on the day.


  • Events Hosts: Being brilliant, helpful and knowledgeable on the day to help people navigate the space and encourage people to watch all the different performances on the site. This includes sharing all the festival joy at the CBD info tent.

  • Leadership of zones: You will support your fellow volunteer colleagues, making sure the team works together and know where they are going and what they are doing.

  • CBD Team Assistants: You will be helping the CBD and production team to welcome volunteers and help manage specific zones on the day.

  • Stalls Assistant: You will be welcoming and supporting stallholders with setting up and enduring they have everything they need.

  • Artists Assistants: You will be matched up with a performer and will be welcoming and supporting those artists on the day.

  • Behind the scenes care team: You will help get water out across the site and to clear up and pack down at the end of the day, leaving no trace


  • You will get a voucher, which can be redeemed at the food stalls on the day. Drinks and snacks available throughout the day.

  • We will cover any travel costs.


All volunteers must attend induction training on one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday 4th June - 10:00 - 12:00

  • Thursday 6th June - 18:00 - 20:00

No experience required! If you are interested in volunteering for something in particular let us know at the briefing. 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 day!

You can sign up for the morning or afternoon volunteer session so you get to enjoy the festival for the rest of the day! Please complete the form below letting us know of your availability and which briefing session you are able to attend.

If you would like to know more information or you have any questions please e-mail or call Daniel at hello@creativebarkinganddagenham.org or tel. 020 8594 7136.

Thank you for your interest, We can't wait to meet you!

Name *
I would like to volunteer before the festival for:
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I would like to volunteer on the day of the festival for:
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I can attend the following Volunteer Briefing Session *
Please let us know when you can join us in Dagenham Village to attend a briefing so you are ready for the day! All volunteers must attend at least one meeting.