The Station Needs You! Youth Hub Calls for Volunteers
By AnnaClark | Friday, August 17, 2012, 11:47
World class Bristol youth hub issues call for youth volunteers to help with launch.
Volunteers at the Creative Youth Network
The Station, Bristol's £5.75million youth hub nearing completion in the city centre, is on the hunt for young people keen to help out with its three day launch event and youth arts festival SSH… Station Starts Here.
Taking place between 19-21 October, the event kicks off with a fashion show – with the theme Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle – showcasing work by young people, UWE fashion students and local designers. Days two and three will take on a more festival style, with UV DJ rooms, dress up photo booths, film chill out spaces and performances from Urban Arts Space.
The Station is keen to hear from young people interested in becoming part of the festival team, who enjoy event management, who are in a band or see themselves as creative. Volunteer roles include dressers, hair and makeup artists, models, bands, stewards, DJs, as well as responsibilities for marketing, programming and décor.
Laura Lewis-Paul, Youth Event Manager at the Creative Youth Network, the organisation behind The Station, said: "We have been working with various youth organisations across Bristol, including the Mill Youth Centre, Mentality and Fixers, to engage young people to get involved with the creative planning of the event. We're also welcoming young people with any special skills or talents to get in touch. We're hoping to create a 'snowball effect', rolling round Bristol picking people up and getting them excited about the Station and SSH.
"The Station is set to be a huge part of youth culture in Bristol and this is an amazing opportunity to get involved, right from the start."
Each key team member, responsible for event management and planning, will work closely with an industry professional, ensuring training and mentoring right up until and during the event.