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Task Force Application Notes

It's time once again to make our annual request for volunteer staff at the Chippenham Folk Festival. As you have assisted in previous years, or expressed an interest in helping, we are pleased to invite you to apply to help this year. This year's festival dates are Friday 28th to Monday 31st May 2021 but setup starts Tuesday 25th May and pull down continues until Tuesday 1st June 2021.

The taskforce consists of three areas: festival setup (Tuesday to Friday); operation (Friday to Monday) and pull down (Monday and Tuesday). All taskforce volunteers are asked to assist with the pull down. For those who are able to attend, there will be a thank you dinner on Tuesday afternoon.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferences, but we regret we cannot make any guarantees. Some flexibility may be needed during the weekend with the working schedule, but the main workload is usually Tuesday to Friday then Monday and Tuesday.

You are required to work a minimum of 18 hours over the Festival. You will be issued one Festival Pass and if required one camping permit. We can be flexible and change some duties but please do not swap duties without agreeing it with us - it can cause all sorts of complications. As one of our team you are expected to do a professional job both in the name of Chippenham Folk Festival and the wider folk scene.

We recognise our volunteers are real friends of the Festival, often helping out for many years. Please help us by spreading the word. If you have friends who would like to volunteer, please ask them to write to the address below or send an e-mail to taskforce@chippfolk.co.uk quoting your name as a reference. We like referrals from known good friends.

If you are not in a hurry to get home, it would be very helpful if you could spare a couple of hours on Tuesday. This task is usually done by the same small group each year so a few new faces would be most welcome.

Richard Sarfas
Taskforce Manager
Chippenham Folk Festival CIC.