Organisers of this year’s Narooma Busking Festival are calling on anyone who would like to be a volunteer at this year’s Festival (Saturday 26 May) to please contact them.
Narooma Busking Festival, organised by Narooma Rotarians, will fill the town with music from performers from across NSW, the ACT and Victoria as well as many locals, and it is free and accessible for everyone to enjoy. It is part of the Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC).
‘Rotary already has received great support from volunteers in Quota, Lions, View Club and CWA, but we still need more volunteers,’ said Narooma Busking coordinator Sandra Doyle. ‘It’s wonderful to see how so many people and organisations have embraced this Festival.
‘However we still need more volunteers to help set up and put signs and that out from 8am. Then we need volunteers on the street selling and collecting busker votes, checking on buskers to make sure they are okay, directing people to Symons free shuttle bus that will run between the Flat and the Plaza to help people get around to see the musicians, as well as handing out programmes and maps.
‘We also need people in the office in Easts Holiday Park to help register buskers and count busker votes. Then we need people after 3.30 to help take down the signs and various bits and pieces
‘If people could give us even one or two hours of their time, it would help enormously and be greatly appreciated.’
If you can help, please ring Mrs Doyle on 0408 298233 or email her at email@example.com
Mrs Doyle expects that the number of buskers this year will exceed last year’s, all of whom will be performing at the 33 busker hot spots around Narooma and competing for over $9,000 in prize money. Buskers need to register online by 12 May.
The ANBC is now a national event with Narooma hosting one of the regional competitions. Winners from the regional events will be invited to compete in the National Grand Final in Cooma in November.
For more information, please check the website busking.naroomarotary.org.au or facebook.com/ANBC Narooma.
Above: Among volunteers at last year’s Busking Festival were Ang Ulrichsen, left, Robyn Gourley and Donna Anderson who manned the information stand and sold busker votes.