Street music festival Buskers (Bern)
Description: Each year, around 150 artists from all around the world are invited to perform in Berne's old town — an UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s music, dance, theater, street performances, theatre, art and acrobatics on about 25 different spots/venues. Around 70'000 people, young and old, visit the festival each year. The association Buskers Bern will have a cooperation with SCI for the first time – international volunteers will join the local organizers.
Type of Work: • Monday & Tuesday: setup infrastructure for the festival, mainly moving material from our storage places and office to the festival venue and installing everything. You will have your invidual shifts. Be prepared for heavy physical work. • Wednesday: rather quiet, arrival of most artists • Thursday to Saturday: festival days, volunteers will be working together with our "regular" volunteers in different areas such as kitchen, selling bracelets to visitors of the festival, overlooking stages, assisting artists, festival office assistance… also depending on qualification and language skills • Sunday: rather quiet, departure of all artists, start decluttering the venue • Monday: moving everything back to storage places and office (complete tear-off)
Study Theme: A small summary of the idea of the festival, the history and what will be expected (friendliness in all matters, punctuality, reliability, showing initiative, reading all instructions provided fully and carefully…) All jobs can be hard sometimes, mostly they are plain fun. There are times where we have just nothing to do and other times when we need everybody at the same time. It is important that the volunteers can also just sit and relax in case we have nothing we can delegate to them. Usually the great stress starts as soon as volunteers decide to leave because it was too boring…
Accommodation: Will most probably be staying with other Swiss volunteers, full bed/sofa and bath will be provided. In case of emergency there will also be a possibility to wash cloths. WLAN is normally standard in Swiss households, in the festival office we also provide internet access. It will be both, mainly we provide food on site, some will have to be prepared by volunteers (or together with their host).
Language: Required language is English. German would be a great plus. Local languages are mainly Swiss German & some French.
Requirements: It can be anything between very hot and cold and rainy. You must be prepared for all weather conditions, most jobs are outside. Orientation skills are essential. All volunteers must be reachable by cell phone during the camp. It is absolutely necessary that we can reach them during the festival hours in case of emergencies, last minute changes or for special tasks. Please check roaming tarifs.
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Promoted camp: Switzerland
This is a new camp and we hope to find many volunteers! It can happen anyway also in case it would be less than 10 volunteers.
CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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