Call for CCI Volunteers at Journeys Festival International

University of Portsmouth CCI students are being offered a great opportunity to volunteer as part of Journeys Festival International.

Journeys Festival International (JFI) is a multi-art form festival that celebrates the creative talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, delivered by ArtReach, from the 19th till the 29th of October.

Working across a wide range of creative media and disciplines, Journeys Festival International aims to bring the exceptional talent of local, national and international refugee artists into the public eye.

JFI combines live music, workshops, theatre, performance, discussion, exhibitions, and pop-up events to create a vibrant and engaging programme of events.

In addition to the core team that produces and stage manages the Festival, JFI are seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers to; help share information at the visual arts projects and workshops, support artists, and to help audiences complete evaluation questionnaires, that will enable JFI to effectively assess the impact of their work. Being a participant in this fantastic opportunity will undoubtedly be a rewarding and enjoyable experience!

Volunteers (aged 18+) are needed from Thursday the 19th until Sunday the 29th of October, and shifts can be arranged around your availability. Volunteers will have a full briefing on Tuesday the 17th of October at Portsmouth Guildhall cafe, between 3 and 4pm.

Volunteers will be able to claim expenses for their time, £5 for under 4 hours and £10 for anything over.

If you are interested and available on the given dates, please email Claire Woollard, at, giving some information about yourself and your interests in no more than 250 words, as well as an indication of your availability, you can also send a CV.

Deadline for expression of interest is Monday the 9th of October at 10am, you will be contacted by 6pm the same day if your application has been successful, and from this point you will be able to make arrangements for your participation in the festival.

For more information about Journeys Festival International, visit their website.

Join the conversation now by using #JFIPorts on Facebook @JourneysFest, Twitter @JourneysFest, and Instagram @JourneysFest.

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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