Volunteer at the Festival

Volunteer at Karnidale 2025

Volunteer applications will open on 1st October 2024.

Every year we look for volunteers who not only have a love of circus and community but also love working in a vibrant energetic environment.

We seek volunteers locally, nationally and internationally.

We need volunteers for the full 2-week experience of the International training project plus the festival and we need volunteers for the festival weekend only.

You will become fully immersed in the world of Circus and become part of a great team for the festival.

Tasks include working in the kitchen doing food prep, washing up, breakfasts, cleaning, waste management, Pizza team, Baristas, Bar work, working in the cafe and other general site works.

What we offer if you volunteer for the full 2 weeks :

Accommodation – bring your own tent, swag, hammock, car, van – whatever you want to sleep in. We’ll find a nice shady spot for you to make your own.

Food – Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner. Vegetarians and carnivores are catered for.

Activities – Please be aware that as a volunteer you are not permitted to participate in the classes except morning yoga, dance classes and end of day handstands. All other classes are reserved for the paying participants. If you would like to attend a specific class throughout the week, you may be able to pay seperately for this class only. Please email us if you are unclear on this.

Entertainment – There are evening cabarets as well as a creative and vibrant atmosphere inhabited by wonderful artistic souls, such as yourself. You’ll make friends for life and take away memories that will stay with you for ever. On one evening we hold the volunteers cabaret run by yourselves! It’s a lot of fun.

What we ask from you if volunteering the whole project :

5 hours per day of enthusiastic help in your allocated slots, to be rostered as far as possible in accordance with your skills and preferences.

A commitment to the Festival ethic of doing your absolute best, punctually, cheerfully and with energy, supporting your workmates and the circus staff.

All volunteers must be on site by the 5th January if volunteering for the international Training Project.

What we ask from you if volunteering for the festival only

Volunteering gives you access to the full festival weekend ticket.

We ask you to work 7 hours over the friday 17th January and Saturday 18th January 2024 of the festival, 3 hours on friday and 4 hours on Saturday.

All volunteers for the festival only must have arrived in the morning on Friday 17th January for registration.

Get into it, be a part of the crew. Help make the festival wheels go around!

All festival Volunteers will be asked to give a $200 refundable deposit which will be refunded when your festival hours are completed.