We need you! Volunteer opportunities at Newtown Festival

This year four of us timebankers have taken on the epic mission of organising all the rubbish and recycling at the Newtown Festival:

It's a big street party and we want to show that awesome events in Wellington don't have to send heaps of waste to the dump.

To succeed, we need you - the peeps!
100 of you to be precise (did I mention it was an epic mission??)

We've organised 12 recycling stations and signage, but experience at other festivals has shown us that having volunteers to help people use the correct bins is essential.

If this sounds like you - awesome! You're a legend! You can sign up to one (or two?!) of the 2-hour slots. You'll be at the recycling stations helping people to put their rubbish in the correct bin. We also need people to help set up and pack down the stations. Timebank members can earn credits for their time.

Join us here: Newtown Festival Loves Recycling

There will be a training session on Tuesday 3rd March, 6-7pm at the Newtown Community Centre so you can be confident that you're giving people the right advice.

And if you're wavering let me assure you that it's actually heaps of fun! Here's some photographic evidence from previous years:


Thanks in advance for your contribution to making the Newtown Festival not only a fantastic cultural celebration, but also a start towards an environmentally sustainable success as well.

Arohanui,

Vanessa, Renee, Hannah & Ben
Newtown Festival Recycling Team

P.S. Check out the awesome line up for the day here: http://www.newtownfestival.org.nz/programme-time/