Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer applications for Garma 2021 are now open!

*Important information:

If you applied to volunteer in 2020 you will need to reapply online for the 2021 intake.

Applications close 23 April 2021.

Minimum requirements

  • availability for the required dates to volunteer: 25th July – 5th August 2021 (inclusive);
  • age 18 +; and 25+ for transport roles
  • ability to handle working in hot weather (daily high can reach over 30 degrees);
  • basic understanding of and respect for workplace health and safety;

Essential requirements

  • you will be entering an Indigenous community; all successful applicants will be required to provide a current criminal history report (12 months or less) and undergo a COVID-19 test before your arrival on-site; both will be at your own cost.
  • volunteers will need to organise and fund their travel arrangements to and from Gove, Nhulunbuy. We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance.

Volunteer Rewards

Each volunteer will receive:

  • a four-day festival volunteer pass;
  • a campsite within the volunteer camping area; (all camping equipment will be supplied)
  • catered meals;
  • volunteer Garma t-shirt
  • the experience of a lifetime at Australia’s premier Indigenous event!

Volunteer Roles

Note: Pre and Post-event, all volunteers will be assisting the Garma site crew in the setup and pack down of the site. During the festival weekend, you will be assigned in the roles nominated below.

  • Site management assistance (Site crew, runners, COVID Marshalls, Warehouse)
  • Front house (Ticketing and Registration Desk, Information desk, Camping/concierge assistants)
  • Hospitality (Functions assistants, VIP/Corporate Liaison assistants, catering-kitchen hands)
  • Retail (Café assistants, Merchandise stall assistants)
  • Logistics (Transport drivers, transport administration assistance)
  • Cultural events (Gapan gallery assistants, Bunggul assistants, cultural activities assistants, Knowledge Centre assistants)

*In your application, please nominate 1 or more areas you are interested in.  Kindly note: these roles are indicative only and may be subject to change.

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Skills and Experience
(e.g. customer service, admin, trade, RSA, first aid, additional languages, art/design etc.)  

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Friday 30 July - Monday 2 August 2021

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