We are very excited to announce that the the Australian Wooden Boat Festival Volunteers Registration has opened at the AWBF website HERE.
Whether you have been doing this for years, or have just heard about it, we would be delighted to hear from you. The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere and it keeps getting bigger every year. It’s four days of wooden boat bliss, as boat owners from as far away as the UK, New Zealand and Europe converge on Hobart to enjoy a lively, colourful and entertaining program of sailing, exhibitions, maritime marketplace, kid’s activities and social events. It’s all free to the general public and there are no gates or passes required.
The only way we can do this (and we’re on our 12th wooden boat festival and in our 23rd year) is with the support of a wonderful team of volunteers.
Time to get cracking! The AWBF is just 4 months away.
We have volunteer boat handlers and info staff, telephone operators, safety marshals, site staff and office workers all pulling together to present one of the happiest events on the festival calendar for an appreciative crowd of 220,000 visitors over four days. It’s a sight to see as the Hobart waterfront fills up with boats, flags, musicians, tourists, locals and guests. There’s great food and drink, boats ashore and boats afloat, tall ships, international speakers, workshops and more.
It’s always more fun to be in on the action at big events and you can be part of the backstage crew making it all happen. You’ll get excellent training, a clear job description, appropriate clothing and an enthusiastic crew to work with. There’s a good reason why the Australian Wooden Boat Festival has won multiple awards for volunteer management and we’d like to show you why some of our crew have been coming back for 20 years!
So click on the Volunteers Registration link at the top of this page. We’ll ask you to fill out a few basic contact details, tell us what you like to do and get you registered (and there’s no obligation if you want to back out at any time). Once you have done that, we’ll be in touch personally to answer your questions and find you the job that you’ll enjoy most.
Shipwright Cody on left with the new students Andrew, Sarah, dinghy owner Jean Pierre, Neil and Mitchel, as they commence the lofting process of the French designed 4.4m ILUR sailing dinghy. Image supplied by Kelvin Aldred.