Parkes Elvis Festival puts out call for volunteers

HERE TO HELP: Parkes Rotary Club secretary Ken Engsmyr was among a host of volunteers at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival. Photo: NADINE MORTON
HERE TO HELP: Parkes Rotary Club secretary Ken Engsmyr was among a host of volunteers at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival. Photo: NADINE MORTON

Organisers of the largest celebration of Elvis in the southern hemisphere, Parkes Elvis Festival, are on the lookout for passionate volunteers to help make 2020's Festival a King-sized success.

Boasting the biggest line up of live entertainment and events ever, this year's Festival is the perfect opportunity to combine a hip-swiveling good time with invaluable real world experience in event management and tourism.

Volunteers will play a pivotal role in maintaining the electrifying energy of the Festival with a range of jobs to suit all skill levels including setting up event spaces and signage, ushering guests, assisting with a multitude of events both inside and outdoors and transporting VIPs.

The Festival is also interested to hear from potential volunteers with admin experience to assist in tasks in the lead up to the event.

Festival Director, Cathy Treasure said her team would love to hear about your interests so they can place you in a role where you can learn and get on-the-job experience.

"For example, if you are studying or have an interest in event management or stage management, we have some hands-on roles available," she said.

The Festival is looking to the community to get onboard and help.

"We have 150 volunteer roles to fill and each one of them plays an important part of the success of the Festival and the experience of our fans," Cathy said.

General Manager of Central West Credit Union Bruce Facey said his team is absolutely thrilled to be involved with the sponsorship of the Festival's incredible volunteer program.

"Volunteers are the life blood of regional areas and this is a fantastic opportunity to give back to the community," he said.

In the spirit of Elvis, each volunteer will receive a themed t-shirt, hat, water bottle, bag and program for their hard work.

Volunteer inductions are on Saturday, November 9 from 10.30am - 12pm and on Monday, November 25 from 5.30pm - 7pm at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre - so apply now to ensure you don't miss out!