VOLUNTEERS are needed to help out at this year’s Inside Out Dorset Festival.

Culture Volunteers Poole is looking for up to 50 people to assist at the spectacular launch event of this much loved festival which has attracted over 80,000 spectators since its inception in 2005. This year’s event will be held on September 12 and 13 at Poole Park near the Cricket Ground.

The launch event showcases CirkVOST’s ‘Boo’, a French aerial acrobatic company, who will perform their jaw-dropping display on 15m high purpose built bamboo structure, with live musical accompaniment.

Volunteers will be required to help with stewarding, marshalling, promotion, and evaluation and feedback monitoring. Full training will be provided, and travel and food expenses will be covered by the organisers.

Donna Price, Culture Volunteers Poole manager, Borough of Poole said: ‘We are very proud to be involved in the Inside Out Festival, the highlight of the summer season. Our volunteers gain so much from the experience. It is a great way to get involved in cultural events in our town whilst savouring an evening of exceptional entertainment.”

If you are interested in giving your time to help at the Inside Out Festival or becoming a volunteer, contact 01202 262608 or email culturevolunteers@poole.gov.uk to find out more. Visit insideoutdorset.co.uk for more information about the Inside Out Festival.