Volunteer

Art the Arms Fair is looking for volunteers!

This September, the world’s largest arms fair, returns to London and we’re ready to take action. With a two-week art exhibition and programme of creative events provoked by the arms fair on London’s doorstep, we will raise awareness, stimulate discussion and support those working to challenge it. To do this we need your help!

We are looking for volunteers to help us out with:

General – Can you help our events running smoothly? You don’t need any special skills, just a willingness to be flexible and work with us to do what is needed to make the event a success.

Build – Build volunteers may need to lift things, drill things and move things about. They are responsible for setting up and taking down the gallery and event sites and may have jobs like hanging picture rails, building a stage or setting up lighting. A bit of experience and willingness to get involved in ‘minor carpentry’ is appreciated but all volunteers will be supported by our Build manager. 

Sound/Tech – Those who can use a mixing desk and set up a stage for an event, please apply here!

Drivers & their vans – If you can help with the build and take-down process by volunteering yourself and your van for a few hours, we may well love you forever.

Workshop Leaders – Can you run a creative workshop the fits with our theme? We are looking for a couple of workshop leaders to join us as part of the events programme so get in touch with your ideas.

Photographers – We need respectful, talented photographers to take smashing photographs for us.

A few other things you need to know:

  • Volunteers are needed in various venues around Peckham, SE London between 1st – 13th September between 9am and 10pm daily
  • Shifts will be allocated in 4 hour slots
  • With the exception of named drivers, you will need to make your own way to the venues on public transport. There is no parking available for unauthorised vehicles.
  • You will be given full briefings before your shift, ongoing volunteer support, regular breaks and a small meal at the end of your shift. 

Still interested? Great news – here’s what to do next

1. Email hello@artthearmsfair.com to express your interest and include the following information:

  • Your full name
  • How you found out about Art the Arms Fair
  • The role(s) you are interested in (and any questions you have)
  • The days you are available to volunteer (and any time constraints)
  • If applicable, the name of any friends you would like to share shifts with
  • Include ‘Volunteering’ in the subject line of your email

2. We will get back to you with your allocated shifts and further information on what to expect. 

3. We all run a fantastic event and go home with a warm glow and renewed motivation.