Volunteer Opportunities

We have the support of a wonderful team of volunteers who help us to make sure that both artists and audience members have a great experience prior to and during the festival weekend. 

Our volunteers are very much an essential part of the Festival but they also enjoy a fun and rewarding experience.

Volunteering with us can give you: a chance to see the events you volunteer at; an opportunity to meet other like-minded people with a shared passion for the arts; first-hand experience of festival and event management; the opportunity to be involved in behind the scenes activities; an invitation to special events - and of course you will be helping to make the Cumnock Tryst festival a continuing success.

If you are available between 3rd - 6th October and are interested in volunteering at the 2019 Festival, we would love to hear from you. We are ideally looking for people who can commit to at least two festival days (i.e. being available for the whole day, including the time when concerts are taking place). You will also be asked to attend a training session in September in Cumnock to meet the team and learn more about your roles over the festival weekend. 

Volunteers undertake a number of roles, including Front of House, which includes box office duties, checking tickets, selling programmes, ushering audience members; other volunteers help us as drivers. There may be other volunteer roles available depending on your interest and previous experience.

It remains one of our highest priorities to get the people of Cumnock and the area involved in The Cumnock Tryst. If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us by emailing hello@thecumnocktryst.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.  

One of the ways that people in the area can feel an immediate attachment to, and ownership of The Cumnock Tryst is to join us as volunteers for the festival, helping out at events and contributing to the effective organisation of the concerts. It would be great to have some of you involved in the nitty gritty and smooth running of this exciting venture!
— Sir James MacMillan