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Volunteer - Frequently Asked Questions



Who is eligible to volunteer at RISE?

Our volunteers must have a conversational level of English. We ask is that our volunteers are polite, courteous, punctual and committed to contributing to the success of RISE. We welcome applications from people from across the world and are looking forward to working with a diverse, ambitious group of volunteers. All applications will be screened by our Volunteer Team to ensure the RISE volunteers fulfil our criteria.


Will RISE cover my costs?

No. RISE does not cover volunteers’ travel or accommodation costs, although volunteers will receive a lunch pack on the days of their shift.


How many shifts do I have to complete?

Volunteers will complete two shifts over three days: July 11-13. Shift lengths vary depending on volunteer role, but are typically between five and six hours long. Morning shifts begin at 7am, while afternoon shifts begin at 12pm.


What teams can I volunteer with at RISE?

Volunteers will help our RISE team across all areas of the event including our Operations, Registration, Stages, Social Media Live Teams and many more. Volunteers will be assigned to one role for both of their shifts.


Do I need to purchase a ticket?

No. You will be free to enjoy RISE based on the terms you complete both of your assigned shifts. However, if you fail to complete, arrive late or leave early for either of your volunteer shifts, you will no longer be entitled to attend RISE.



When will your schedule be available?

Your schedule will be released after your Shiftboard account has been registered and approved two weeks before the event. Shiftboard accounts will be sent to you in April after you register your interest to volunteer here.


Will I receive training before my first shift?

We will provide volunteers with a briefing to run through the RISE Volunteer Programme, their volunteer roles and answer any questions they may have. Date, time and location are to be confirmed.



When do applications close?

Volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once applications are open here, you can register your interest to volunteer at RISE. Please note that registering does not guarantee being chosen to volunteer.