Call for Volunteers - Garma 2016

14 December 2015

Call for Volunteers - Garma 2016

The Yothu Yindi Foundation invites applications from hard-working volunteers with the enthusiasm and energy to help stage Garma 2016 - Australia's premier Indigenous cultural exchange event.

The 18th annual Garma will take place from 29 July - 1 August 2016, at the Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land, 40 kilometers from the township of Gove in the Northern Territory.

We are looking for a small dedicated team of volunteers to assist in a variety of roles, including event bump-in/bump-out, general maintenance of the campsite, program coordination & operational tasks such as transport coordination.  Electricians and plumbers, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Criminal history checks are essential and Working with Children cars will be integral if working with Garma Youth.

With more than 2000 guests on site over four action-packed days, this is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in large-scale festival and event operations.

The Yolngu men and women who deliver the many components and activities which make up the Garma experience do so with a warm heart and a friendly smile; we'd like you to bring the same attitude to your duties.

Those with a willingness to work hard, be a team player, and 'go the extra mile' when necessary are encouraged to apply.  Some roles will require you to be on site before Garma begins, and stay on after it officially ends.

To apply, please fill in the Garma volunteer application form,  send a copy of your resume and short cover note explaining why you would be the perfect fit to  

For more information on Garma, please visit 


Media contact: Jason Frenkel 0402 282 251

PDF: Media Release_Call for Volunteers - Garma 2016






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