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Volunteer at Lumiere

We are now recruiting volunteers for Lumiere 2023.

See what other opportunities are available and apply now through the Culture and sport volunteering portal.

Follow #LumiereDurham for the latest news and information about Lumiere 2023.

What will you be doing?

There's a range of roles you could be involved in to make sure the event runs smoothly. You could be:

  • welcoming visitors to Durham, helping them find their way around and providing advice on how to get the best Lumiere Durham experience
  • telling people about the artworks
  • helping to run the Lumiere Visitor Hub
  • if you're local - sharing your knowledge of the city
  • offering practical help when needed such as delivering items to production staff.

If you have special skills or interests, for example if you're a qualified first aider, please let us know.

Please note that all volunteers must be 18 years and over.

What commitment do you need to give?

Lumiere runs over four evenings - Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November 2023. You'll need to be available for at least two shifts of between 4 and 7.5 hours during this time. There may be some volunteer roles in the run up to the event too, but we'll confirm these with you around your availability and skills.

You'll also need to come to a couple of meetings beforehand.

What's in it for you?

We know we couldn't do it without our volunteers but what do you get out of it?

  • be part of something big - over 140,000 people visited Lumiere Durham 2021
  • be in the know - be among the first to learn about plans for Lumiere Durham 2023
  • go behind the scenes - learn first-hand how a major arts event is run
  • add to your CV - build on your skills and experience

About Lumiere

Lumiere is produced by Artichoke, commissioned by Durham County Council, and supported by Arts Council England.

Lumiere Volunteers are sponsored by MGL Group. 

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