Volunteer for the Aldgate in Winter Festival! Back to previous

Volunteer for the Aldgate in Winter Festival!

Author: Matteo Cotta Ramusino


The Aldgate in Winter Festival returns to Aldgate for its seventh year with another incredible line up of live music, performance, dance, and the Lantern Parade that will once again light up the streets of Aldgate. This year, we have a fantastic range of volunteering opportunities, and we invite you to take part in this December’s celebrations. Read on to find out how you can get involved in this year’s fun!

The festival will take place on Friday 8th December, and festivities will take place from 3:30 – 7:30pm. Returning for 2023, the much-anticipated Lantern Parade invites local primary schools to spend the Autumn term creating a great mix of lanterns to be displayed in the parade. We’ll also see the return of the Community Feast, a free event offering up hot meals and encouraging togetherness in the community. This year, we’re looking for volunteers to assist with the coordination and final development of the parade, as well as assistance at the community feast.

What does volunteering involve?
Supporting Aldgate in Winter Festival as a volunteer will involve tasks such as:

• Working with children and young people (you are not required to have a DBS check as someone with a DBS check will be supervising)
• General arts & crafts
• Carrying/Moving lanterns from one location to another (up to 15 mins walk within Aldgate)
• Handing out packaged hot meals (if you’re selected for the community feast. Please note, you do not require previous hospitality or food health & safety experience to volunteer)

Volunteering Timeslots
There are three volunteering slots of 4 hours each. If you would like to participate in the full day, please specify in your email response.

Aldgate in Winter Lantern Parade

• Friday 8th December 9:00AM – 1:00PM
• Friday 8th December 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Aldgate in Winter Community Feast

• Friday 8th December 5:00PM – 8:00PM

How to get involved
Please email Arts Producer Alice Sandon (alice@lacuna-projects.com) with the following details:

• Full name, email address, and mobile number (this will be shared with the festival team only)
• Which volunteering opportunity you would like to participate in
• Any access needs you would like us to be aware of
• Are you happy for photos/videos to be taken of you during the event, for use on social media and promotional material?
• If you’re volunteering for the Community Feast, do you have any dietary requirements, preferences or allergens that need to be taken into consideration? If so, please detail.

Please note you must be 18+ to volunteer.
Deadline extended to Tuesday 28th November 2023.