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Volunteer for Brockley Max

Volunteer for Brockley Max in 2024

Would you like to meet new people, put smiles on people’s faces and play a role in bringing the community together? Here’s your opportunity…

Brockley Max arts festival has been going since 2001 and over the years it has gone from strength to strength, with the number and variety of free events increasing each year. The festival is run by a team of volunteers who are passionate about our local community and the arts.

Brockley Max is seeking more committee members who can bring new ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the festival and share in its’ success. Being part of the Brockley Max team is sometimes challenging but mostly rewarding and you’ll really feel like you’re making a difference in our community.

Volunteer, Jane, says, “Five years ago the opportunity arose to get involved in the organisation of this great community festival and I grabbed it and have not looked back since! At the end of the festival I feel very proud that I've helped contribute to the smooth running of Brockley Max. I wouldn't hesitate to say come and join us!”

Volunteer, Helen says, “Helping to organise Brockley Max is incredibly rewarding and brilliant fun.  I have got to know great people from all walks of life who come together to help make this community so vibrant and special.  I've developed new skills, learnt about what goes into organising a major event and seen loads of fantastic art and music along the way.  I'd highly recommend this opportunity - there is a role to suit everyone.”

If like to become part of a team which creates positive change in our neighbourhood, please get in touch with our Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteer@brockleymax.co.uk to chat through how you'd like to be involved,  or sign up here:

We have some organisational roles from now until June so please get in touch if you'd like to discuss them further. They do not require a huge amount of commitment and  most are flexible around your schedule.

Opening Night  - March until  31st May  -finding acts for the event,  sending emails and paperwork, liaising with contractors for set up on the 31st,  ensuring road closure in place with barriers and  signs dealing with the public, troubleshooting etc. Great for someone who is interested in live music event planning and programming.

Print/online marketing -now until June – press releases to websites, listings, magazines, Mailchimp emails etc. Updating website with news posts, writing content and finding images from our database for our social media volunteer to use. Ideal for someone interested in journalism and marketing.

Raffle prizes organiser, now until June  –someone in charge of getting prizes from local businesses, updating records of whose given what etc, and  delivery of prizes to winners. Perfect for someone who loves talking to people and  is great at keeping records and following through.

Photography manager- now until July -manage new additions to the photo and video archive; tag and label with photographer credit

Festival Volunteer Roles

You can volunteer as much or as little of your time as you like; there’s plenty of variety and flexibility. If you have a spare few hours in May and June and can help out, Here’s more information on our opportunities which are being updated, so check back to find out more.

  • Putting Up Posters & Banners

  • Selling Raffle Tickets

  • Photography

  • Event Stewarding

  • Social Media Ambassador

  • Opening Night Steward

  • Craft Fair & Art Workshop Assistant Steward

  • Team Leader

  • Delivering & Handing out Festival Programmes

  • Festival Radio Assistant

Applications are now open and our Volunteer Co-ordinator,  will be in touch. If you have any specific questions please email volunteer@brockleymax.co.uk

Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines for Volunteering.

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In 2023, we were supported by some amazing organisations such as The Three C's charity, GoodGym and the Police Cadets who volunteer for the festival. Get in touch if your organisation could be part of Brockley Max.

In return Brockley Max has partnered with Lewisham Local for their volunteers to be eligible for our free Community Contributor Card, giving them access to great deals from local independent traders across Lewisham!