Thursday, August 13

Volunteer Programme for Borneo Jazz and RWMF now open

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The Borneo Jazz & RWMF project coordinators showing the volunteer forms which available for download from the festival’s website.

KUCHING: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has announced the opportunity for the public to join their volunteer programme for its iconic musical events, Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF).

In a press statement issued yesterday, those interested to volunteer for these prestigious musical events in Sarawak may register respectively on the Borneo Jazz website at www.jazzborneo <http://www.jazzborneo> and the RWMF website at www.rwmf.net <http://www.rwmf.net> .

Volunteers can register online and only successful applicants will be notified via email or telephone.

The volunteer programme by STB is designed to provide an overall understanding of the operational aspects of the festivals for a successful musical event.

Volunteers will be required to participate and be involved in logistics, technical and operational aspects of the event management plan, event marketing plan and event operational plan.

The festival event management areas will require volunteers as liaison officers for the performing artists and handlers for the musical instruments. They are required to work during the workshops as well as the concerts and practice sessions.

Volunteers in the event marketing management will work in sales promotion, product development of festival tour packages, management information, media and public relations programme as well as media centre operation.

Event operation management volunteers will oversee the site readiness, vendor management, admission and gate operation, event secretariat, equipment and materials preparation, and transportation.

The volunteers play a significant part in running a festival smoothly. According to Qarmilla Chin, project manager for the 2013 festival, the programme had seen many repeated volunteers and provides not only a learning platform but also a time to get together.

Festival organiser STB will provide T-shirts to be worn on duty. The volunteers will be assigned on day or night shifts. Most volunteers from past events commented that they obtained invaluable experiences from the programme .

Closing date for the submission form is March 22 for Borneo Jazz and April 4 for the Rainforest World Music Festival.

The 7th Borneo Jazz will be from May 10-11 in Miri and the 16th Rainforest World Music Festival from June 28-30 in Kuching.

Check the festivals’ websites for information and updates on programmes, packages and more.