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Manchester Day 2019

On Sunday 23 June, tens of thousands of people will fill the streets to celebrate our fantastic city in the tenth Manchester Day. We are looking for enthusiastic people to play a key role in helping us bring the streets to life with an incredible spectacle of music, colour and performance. For more information or for any queries, contact Tom Abbey on 0161 234 1314 or thomas.abbey@manchester.gov.uk

GET INVOLVED ON THE DAY IN A NUMBER OF WAYS…

1. WAYFINDING VOLUNTEERS – SUNDAY 23 JUNE, 10AM TO 3PM
We need volunteers to be the public face of Manchester Day distributing programmes and answering any questions people have about the day. This is a vital part of the event so that everyone knows what's happening, when and where. As you’ll be positioned along the route or in one of the city’s Squares, you’ll be in the heart of the action, seeing the Parade or performances and enjoying the atmosphere.

Volunteers for this role will work in teams with a team leader to refer to for any support needed and receive a briefing on the morning of the event to ensure they have all the information needed to be able to carry out the role.

2. PARTICIPANT SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS - SUNDAY 23 JUNE, 9AM TO 5PM
We need volunteers to support our 2,000 participants in Manchester Day. If you sign up to this role then here’s a flavour of what you might be doing:

Parade Support
Help set up the parade at its start point near Manchester Piccadilly train station and play a vital part in on-the-day preparation and delivery – helping groups with floats and accessories and directing participants to their positions.

You could be part of the parade itself, acting as an info point for participants, pushing and pulling floats, distributing water and sun cream, or even carrying banners, flags and props.

Collect parade accessories and costumes after the parade, and work with the creative team to organise our storage space.

Squares Support
Assist our experienced Stage Managers in helping to bring the city centre squares alive with performances, decorations and installations. This supports the smooth running of all activity in the squares working closely with the Manchester Day team.

Registration Support
Help us register the groups on the morning of the parade, assist groups with their costumes, manage face painting and direct groups to the start point.

You’ll be able to specify which role you’d prefer to do when you sign up, we’ll do our best to offer you this role but can’t guarantee it. Or tell us if you don’t mind what you do.

BRIEFING
Briefings will either be held on the day or prior to the event. You will be sent further details of this closer to the time.

GET INVOLVED IN THE LEAD UP TO THE EVENT:

CREATIVE VOLUNTEERS – OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT JUNE
The WoW workshop (located near Manchester Piccadilly train station) is the creative community hub designed especially for Manchester Day, where artists and participants work on their creations, costumes and movement. WoW Weekends are held at the workshop over 2 weekends leading up to the event and serve as a chance to make preparations for the big day in a lively creative and collaborative atmosphere.

We need people to help and build structures, make props and embellish costumes. It’s a great opportunity to work with established carnival artists and get an in-depth look behind the scenes of one of the city's biggest events of the summer. You can volunteer as little or as much time as you like, from a few hours to a few weeks. Just tell us your availability and we’ll let you know how and when you can help out.

If you’re particularly interested in helping out with WoW Weekends, the dates are:
WoW Weekend 1: Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June
WoW Weekend 2: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June


*Please note, if you sign up as a Creative Volunteer (in the lead up) you can also sign up as a Wayfinding Volunteer or a Participant Support Volunteer (on the day roles)!*

HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in any of the opportunities above, register your interest by completing our online volunteering form at:
www.manchesterday.co.uk/volunteer

*Please note that if you are interested in signing up, you can't do it through this website, it needs to be through the Manchester Day one provided above*

If you do not have internet access or you would like more information, please contact Walk the Plank on: info@walktheplank.co.uk

Registration deadline: Monday 13 May 2019.

Find out more about Manchester Day at www.manchesterday.co.uk

Manchester City Centre

Refreshments provided, Expenses paid and free t-shirt

No formal qualifications required. Friendliness and confidence to meet and greet new people.

Metrolink: For travel within Greater Manchester, the Metrolink (tram) system runs frequent services connecting Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Didsbury, Altrincham, Media City, Eccles and Manchester Airport to the city centre. The closest Metrolink stations to the parade route and squares are St Peter’s Square and Shudehill – the Exchange Square stop will be out of action for some of the day because of the event so please check the Metrolink website for details nearer the time. B

Assisting,event,General,Providing information

You must be over 16 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid

Open from Saturday 1st June 2019 to Sunday 23rd June 2019

Closing on Monday 13th May 2019 in 23 days.

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