2021 Volunteers

Be part of our Estuary 2021 team of volunteers

Estuary 2021 is an ambitious and exciting arts festival that celebrates the Thames Estuary along 107 miles of coastline, with artworks presented in the landscape across South Essex and North Kent in the form of a Thames Estuary Trail.  Accompanying talks, events and films will be presented online.  

We have a range of exciting opportunities for volunteers that will help us to ensure communities can access and enjoy the planned artworks and events – and help artists to achieve their full vision.

Estuary 2021 is a partnership between Estuary-based arts organisations, Metal and Cement Fields. Volunteers are a valued part of our festival team, helping the success of bringing our programme to audiences.

We are also keen to match any volunteer role you might take to your personal motivations for volunteering. Key areas of opportunity might include:-

  • Ambassadors
  • Marketing
  • Online streaming and event production
  • Evaluation/Survey & Focus Groups

In return for your help, we promise that we will provide an experience that will offer you the chance to:-

  • Meet new people
  • Share your skills & expertise
  • Learn something new
  • Be part of a team & have fun
  • Develop new skills
  • Gain experience
  • Feel part of something significant in your area
  • Meet artists across art forms

Estuary 2021
will cover all reasonable volunteer travel expenses, as well as provide refreshment and sustenance.  We will be operating with Covid 19 safety protocols in place, in accordance with current Government guidelines.  All volunteers will be expected to adhere to these guidelines, training will be provided.

These opportunities are open to anyone over the age of 18 based in South Essex or North Kent.

To register an interest, please complete Metal’s ONLINE FORM for volunteering in South Essex, and/or Cement Fields' ONLINE FORM for volunteering in North Kent.

Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    Ebbsfleet mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

book_fest community_fund heritage_fund creative_coast bexleysalford fpg lesnes Essex2020Logo The Old Waterworks Logo UCA1

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley Flowers Gallery logoc2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3 raddison uber arriva Canterbury Dartford Faversham Swale1 Thanet Visit c2c1 Chat

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1 Churches International Exeter Wales Ramm Artist Grand