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Join the Buzz at the Dundee Food Festival: Volunteer and Be Part of the Magic!

Are you ready to be part of something extraordinary this summer? The Dundee Food Festival is on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to join our vibrant team! This is your golden opportunity to dive into the heart of a dynamic and sustainable food festival that celebrates the finest in local cuisine, fun, and our beloved food heroes.

Experience the Best of Dundee’s Culinary Scene

Taking place on the 6th and 7th of July, the Dundee Food Festival is set to be a spectacular event, showcasing the city’s exceptional local produce and vibrant food and drink scene. Through a range of events, talks, and activities, we invite both locals and visitors to Eat, Drink, Play, and Think as they explore Dundee’s culinary delights.

Be the Friendly Face of the Festival

As a festival volunteer, you’ll play a crucial role in creating a memorable experience for our attendees. Stationed at one of our bustling event information tents at the Festival Hub in City Square or the Slessor Gardens Picnic Zone, you’ll be right in the thick of the action. Additionally, some volunteers will take on walkabout routes to engage with festival-goers throughout the city centre.

Engage in Exciting Fringe Events

Our festival extends beyond the main hubs, with fringe events scattered across Dundee at iconic locations such as the Keillor Centre, Bonar Hall, Verdant Works, The McManus, V&A Dundee, The Discovery, and the beautiful Waterfront area. The full festival programme is available on our website: [Dundee Food Festival](

Why Volunteer?

By volunteering, you’ll not only be part of a fun-filled weekend but also gain a range of benefits and perks:

Induction and Support:  Receive a detailed induction and ongoing support from a friendly team.
Refreshments:  Enjoy complimentary hot drinks and snacks at the Volunteer Hub.
Festival Gear: Sport a cool festival T-shirt.
Skill Development:  Enhance your communication and teamwork skills while experiencing event management first-hand.


Your Role as a Festival Volunteer

Your role will involve:

  • Providing festival programme information and directing attendees to various activities.
  • Assisting with event management tasks, such as putting up signage, and helping to dress the Festival Hub and Picnic Zone.
  • Supporting performers by liaising with the Entertainment Manager.
  • Ensuring positive engagement with festival-goers and assisting the Festival Management Team.

Important Dates

Mandatory Volunteer Induction:  Wednesday, 26 June, from 5pm to 6pm (venue to be confirmed).

Festival Dates: Saturday, 6 July and Sunday, 7 July 2024.

Volunteer Shifts

Saturday, 6 July:
 – Morning Shift: 9:30am – 2:30pm (5 hours)
– Afternoon Shift: 2:00pm – 7:00pm (5 hours)

Sunday, 7 July:
– Morning Shift: 10:30am – 2:30pm (4 hours)
– Afternoon Shift: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (4 hours)

How to Get Involved

Ready to join the team? Register for a volunteer account and sign up for the festival opportunity through our Volunteer Hub

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of an event that celebrates the best of Dundee’s food scene. Join us for a weekend of fun, food, and community spirit. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Dundee Food Festival team!

For more information, visit our festival website

Be part of something special – volunteer at the Dundee Food Festival!