Kuva: Siivoustiimin vapaaehtoinen työssään
Kuva: Jaakko Virtanen


Volunteers are a crucial part of World Village Festival – without their efforts, there would be no festival. We offer a variety of duties for those interested in helping out before, during and after the festival. Next sign-up for volunteers opens 1 March 2023.

As a festival volunteer, you will get a peek behind the scenes, gain practical experience in event production, build networks with like-minded people and help create a positive festival atmosphere.

Volunteer benefits

At World Village Festival, we want to take good care of our volunteers.

The festival provides volunteers with a meal on every working day. During the festival, volunteers have use of a break room to rest, eat lunch and catch up with other volunteers. All volunteers are also given a festival t-shirt and if requested a certificate for their volunteer work.

In June, volunteers are invited to celebrate a job well done at a festival closing party.

Volunteer duties

Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties before, during and after the festival. You may take your pick from available duties or just sign up and be assigned to a duty.

We encourage volunteers to work on at least two days to get a full festival experience. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteer duties include:

Transporting artists, supplies and personnel to side events. Essential qualifications include Category B driving licence and experience of driving around Helsinki.

Working at the artist and personnel cafeteria and at the festival’s bar area. 

Assisting the Programme team 
Helping and guiding at different festival venues. 

Festival brochure distribution 
Distributing the festival brochure at the festival area.

Stage hand
Assisting artists and festival personnel around the stages, other miscellaneous tasks. 

Info point and other guidance work 
Helping and guiding festival visitors and exhibitors. Includes helping lost items and children find their way home. 

Cleaning team assignment 
Maintining the cleanliness of the festival area. Toilets and other more demanding cleaning tasks will be handled by professionals. 

Helping and guiding the festival visitors at the festival area’s recyling points. 

Decoration team assignment 
Visualisation and keeping the festival area pleasant. Tasks vary from small tasks to decorating large sections of the festival. 

Signage and banner team assignemt 
Installing signs and banners at the festival area.

General construction and deconstruction work 
Constructing the festival’s tents, fences and other structures, distributing furniture and preparing the festival. Physical, but fun work. An active and busy day tearing down and packing up the festival.