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Volunteer with Vivid Sydney 2022

13 May 2022

Volunteer with Vivid Sydney 2022

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Each year, hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds come together to volunteer with Vivid Sydney. It’s this passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm that continues to play a vital role in the recovery of the major events, creative and tourism industries.  

The Vivid Sydney volunteer program has been expanded this year to offer additional opportunities geared to support the visitor experience. The volunteer program welcomes all Sydneysiders – from students seeking practical experience and those looking to explore new career paths, to members of the community who are looking to connect with others. 

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Tourism and Sport and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said delivering Australia’s largest festival takes a small army of volunteers.  

“Visitors to Vivid Sydney enjoy the festival in no small part because of the selfless volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes,” Mr Ayres said.  

“To the hundreds of volunteers, as the Minister responsible for Vivid Sydney, I thank you. If you’re considering helping out in 2022, please reach out. Every extra pair of hands helps to keep the lights shining brightly.”  

Vivid Sydney Festival Director Gill Minervini added: “Vivid Sydney could not happen without the incredibly valuable assistance of our volunteers – they are an integral part of the festival. I encourage everyone from all walks of life to get involved as a volunteer and become part of the team to deliver one of the biggest and brightest festivals in the world.” 

I Need Helpers, an industry leader in volunteer management has been engaged to manage the Vivid Sydney volunteer program. I Need Helpers comes with over a decade of involvement managing volunteer programs for some of Sydney’s most loved major events. 

“We’re pleased to see Sydneysiders turning to volunteering to support the return of major events. It’s their involvement that offers vital support to the industry, improves visitor experience, and supports local tourism operators who benefit from these events” said Alex Rixon-Booth, Director - I Need Helpers. 
 
Celebrating its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections with exhilarating live music performances, thought-provoking debates, and deep-dive discussions from some of the world’s brightest minds. This year, the festival boasts the longest continuous Light Walk in the history of the event, running for 8km from the Sydney Opera House to Central Station. 

A number of volunteer positions are available for the duration of Vivid Sydney 2022 from Accessibility Information Ambassadors to Way-Finding Assistants.  To find out more and to volunteer with Vivid Sydney, visit https://www.vividsydney.com/volunteer  

Vivid Sydney attracts a global audience and supports all sections of the state’s visitor economy, from our creative industries to entertainment and hospitality venues, accommodation providers and retailers.  

For more information on Vivid Sydney go to www.vividsydney.com. For media information including images and video of Vivid Sydney volunteers go to www.vividsydney.com/news-room  

Media contact: 
Greg Vekiarellis, Ogilvy PR  
M: 0401 873 217  
E: greg.vekiarellis@ogilvy.com.au

Alex Rixon-Booth, I Need Helpers 
M: 0421 441 501 
E: admin@ineedhelpers.com 

About I Need Helpers 
I Need Helpers is a specialised episodic / tourism volunteer management organisation; having built and developed a number of volunteer programs over the last decade within the major events sector. I Need Helpers provides consulting, onsite management and coordination to support organisations with their volunteer programs. I Need Helpers has developed a custom-built a Staff and Volunteer Management System that has been proven to support hundreds of small and large-scale events, creating a streamlined approach to the successful coordination of large-scale volunteer programs. 

About Vivid Sydney 
Vivid Sydney is an annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology, which transforms Sydney for 23 days and nights. Staged for its 12th year in 2022, Vivid Sydney fuses mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections with exhilarating live music performances and deep-dive discussions from some of the world's brightest minds, as well as the Sydney Opera House for Lighting of the Sails. Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency. 

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