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 Sign Up & Information Night

Time: Monday 17 June: 5:30pm

Location: Community Gallery, 20 Princes Street

Come to our pre-carnival volunteer meeting, to sign up and learn more about the roles we need filled. There's plenty of work to be done, and this is the perfect way to support the carnival and get involved with the community!


Lantern Workshop Assistants Orientation

Time: Sunday 19 May: 2:00 -  5:00pm

Location: Art Team Space at 68 David Street, Caversham

This is an essential meeting for the Workshop Assistant volunteers, where you get taught how to make the lanterns, and how to assist families and children in the upcoming public workshops. We need 30-40 workshop assistants so if you're interested please get in touch or register below (bring a friend!).


Register to Volunteer

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



Volunteer Roles


Lantern Workshop Assistants

Help the hundreds of children and families make their own lanterns for the procession.

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

Giant Lantern Bearers

Help move into place, and then 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

Sorting people into the procession order, letting the groups through in correct order, checking the lanterns to make sure they are all safe and intact. 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.

For any others questions about these roles please contact: