Volunteers wanted to help run popular Sheffield festival

The Peace in the Park festival in Sheffield
The Peace in the Park festival in Sheffield
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Organisers of a popular Sheffield festival are recruiting an army of volunteers.

Peace in the Park is a community arts festival aimed at promoting peace and understanding.

It costs around £20,000 to stage the event, which is free of charge and normally attracts thousands.

Organisers want those interested in helping at next year’s event in June to meet at The Beer Engine on Cemetery Road, Sharrow, on October 21 or at the Hallamshire House, Crookesmoor, on November 12 from 7pm-9pm.

Sara Hill, Director of Peace in the Park, said: “Every year new people get involved, some stay and some move on.

“It’s important that we keep the people of Sheffield actively involved because ultimately it’s their festival.”

The festival attracts bands and musicians and there is a packed programme of entertainment and attractions for people of all ages.

It was first held in 2003 to ‘celebrate Sheffield’s freedom and creativity’ through showcasing arts, music and performance, raising thousands for good causes and promoting peace, understanding and social justice.

Sara added: “Whether you have loads of time to spare and want to give something back to the community or whether you can only spare a few hours, we want to hear from you.

“We need volunteers to help fundraise year round and people to help run the festival in 2016.

“We are a small team of friendly people from all walks of life and we want to make sure that Peace in the Park stays on top of its game.

“In order to meet this deadline, we need to raise funds and recruit people.

“Being involved in Peace in the Park as a volunteer means you will be joining a team with a wealth of experience and will have the opportunity to develop your skills in anything from fundraising, photography, crafting, stewarding, music promotion, accounting or anything else you can add to the mix.”

To register interest email contact@peaceinthepark.org.uk