Carnival Volunteers

Every year we need scores of volunteers to help make the Carnival happen. Volunteering is not only exciting and fun, but also allows you to meet new friends, build leadership skills, and be part of a truly unique event.

There are a range of exciting and rewarding volunteer roles available this year. Positions can be seen on the right of this page. This is a fun and rewarding activity for anyone 15 years and older. No experience is required, just enthusiasm!


Volunteer Meeting #1

Our first volunteer meeting is to train volunteers to help with the public lantern making workshops. If you'd like to be one of our Workshop Assistants please contact Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer.midwinter@gmail.com.


Volunteer Workshop is likely to be held on Sunday 28 May at St Paul's Cathedral Crypt (downstairs). It starts at 11am. These details are still to be confirmed.


Register to Volunteer

Please fill in our Volunteer Registration Form and or email volunteer.midwinter@gmail.com



Volunteer Roles


Art Team Assistants

The Carnival Art Team makes props, costumes, lighting displays and fixes giant lanterns. This is a great job for people with good making skills. 

Lantern Workshop Assistants

Help children and families make their own lantern for the procession. 

Giant Lantern Bearers

Carry a giant lantern in the Carnival Procession. Carnival night only!!

Procession Guides

Help keep the Carnival Procession safe and in order. Carnival night only.

Gate Keepers

This involves sorting people into the procession order. Needs to be people who can work under pressure. Carnival Night only.

Programme Distributors

Distribute Carnival night programmes and collect donations for next year's event. This is one of our most important roles – without our collectors we wouldn't have much of an event! You need to be friendly and outgoing.

Crowd Safety Team

These people keep the audience off the road and respond to any emergency and you get to wear a bright orange vest!

Make-up and Costuming

Help get performers ready and looking beautiful. You need some experience with face painting and basic costuming.