As a Volunteer

Join us! Become a Fringe Volunteer

Are you looking to become an arts volunteer or festival volunteer in South Australia? Well look no further - Adelaide Fringe volunteers are an incredibly important part of our festival and we’d love for you to join us!

Both leading up to and during Adelaide Fringe season, our 100 plus cohort of incredible and diverse volunteers work closely with the Fringe team to deliver key projects. These include helping at unique Fringe events, assisting people in navigating the program, and supporting all Fringe-goers in having the best time possible. 
Volunteer registrations for 2024 have now closed. 

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Volunteer Recruitment Process

Application Submission
Between late November and early December, volunteers can submit applications through Better Impact, our volunteer management portal.

Initial Contact
New volunteers have a casual, 10-minute phone interview, and returning volunteers fill out a survey form.

Application Results
Volunteers are informed about the success of their applications in early Jan.

Volunteer Induction & Trainings
All volunteers attend the induction session and undergo necessary training sessions.

Fringe Season!
Volunteers actively participate in the Fringe season. 
Perks of Volunteering with Fringe...

Perks of Volunteering with Us

What you can expect as a volunteer:

Festival volunteers will typically do a variety of roles within one of the following areas:
  • Pre-Season
  • Info Booth
  • Events and Hospitality
  • Marketing and Promotion.
We provide training to all of our volunteers through our Access and Community Partners and in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan, Sustainability Action Plan and Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. These include training in cultural awareness and understanding, accessibility, and customer service.

Adelaide Fringe offers a flexible and interesting volunteering opportunity with shifts available on weekdays and weekends, both day and night, and can fit around study, work or other commitments.

What you'll get:

  • Adelaide Fringe Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Fringe Volunteer Pass with benefits throughout Adelaide Fringe
  • Social events and end of festival party
  • Complimentary Fringe Membership
  • A chance to win prizes and rewards such as FringeTIX vouchers.

Volunteers need to be:

  • Aged 18 and above
  • Expected to be available to work 15+ hours across the volunteer season
  • Flexible and reliable with a sense of fun
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Available to attend the Volunteer Induction and any other necessary training required for their role.
Two volunteers wearing blue shirts with their back to the camera standing up
2023 Volunteers. Photo: Chloe Elizabeth, Adelaide Fringe 2023
Thank you to our Community Partner Lumo Energy SA for continuing to empower friends of the Fringe by supporting our Volunteer Program. 
Banner Image: Welcome Ceremony. Photo: Jenny Kwok, Adelaide Fringe 2023