Our volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with Festival producers and coordinators; artists and educators; students and audiences; all while helping deliver one of Australia’s biggest festivals for schools and families. 

Whether you are interested in the arts, education and child development, festivals and events, or just love DreamBIG Children’s Festival, if you have time to offer then we would love to have you on the team!

Volunteer roles and duties may include: 

  •            Opening Event Marshal
  •            Workshop Assistant
  •            Exhibition Attendant
  •            Front of House / Information Assistant
  •            Festival Admin Assistant

Volunteer opportunities will commence from as early as April for pre-festival admin help, but will mostly be concentrated to the Festival dates, 18–27 May 2017. The DreamBIG Children’s Festival team hope that all volunteers will be available for our Opening Event on Thursday 18 May 2017 and at least one of the days of our Big Family Weekend (20–21 May).

Shifts will mostly be 5 hours long, from 9am–2pm at Adelaide Festival Centre and surrounding city venues (including a short lunch break). We ask that all applicants who join the team aim to volunteer for approximately 5 days each over the Festival (including our Volunteer Induction and Opening Event briefing).

If you can only offer us a day or two, we still welcome your application as we may require extra help on some days, however preference will be given to those applicants with more time to give.

Applications are now closed.

For any queries, please contact DreamBIG@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au with the subject line VOLUNTEERS or phone 8216 8955.

We also offer one Intern Position to assist as our Volunteer Team Leader
This position will assist the Festival Team for 1–2 days per week from April 2017 and will be full time from 13–27 May 2017. The successful applicant has the opportunity to gain a huge amount of experience and arts industry connections while providing valuable support to the Festival Team and our team of volunteers.

Terms and Conditions of applying to Volunteer
DreamBIG Children's Festival uses almost 100 volunteers, however we cannot guarantee all applicants a volunteer position. Our volunteers are carefully selected to represent the festival in the best way possible. Preference is given to those who already have DCSI clearance to work with children.

All registered volunteers will be covered by Adelaide Festival Centre Trust Voluntary Workers Insurance Policy, and it is a requirement that all successful applicants complete a Volunteer Induction and sign a Volunteer Agreement, accepting the AFCT Volunteers Policy. Volunteers must act in a manner which is safe and does not put themselves, others, or the Festival at risk. More information will be available if successful.



DreamBIG (formerly Come Out Children's Festival) is an intrinsic part of growing up in South Australia.
Who's Making the Festival

Who's Making the Festival

The team behind Adelaide Festival Centre's 2017 DreamBIG Children's Festival.