Organisers of Narooma Busking Festival are calling on anyone who would like to be a volunteer at this year’s Festival (Saturday 25 May) to please contact them.
The 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) and the River of Art.
“Rotary already has received great support from volunteers in various local service organisations but we still need more volunteers,” said Narooma Busking spokesperson Lynda Ord. “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 either John Rungen on 4476 5932 or Lynda Ord on 0412 168 115.
Organisers hope 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 $10,000 in prize money. Buskers need to register online by 11 May.
The ANBC is now a national event with Narooma hosting one of the regional competitions. Winners of the regional events will be invited to compete in the National Grand Final in Cooma in November.
Above: Volunteers at last year’s Barooma Rotary Busking Festival included Lizzy Lollback, left, Rosemary Towers and Sue Samson who manned the Festival Information Stand opposite the Ice Creamery.
Above: Among volunteers at last year’s Narooma Busking Festival were Jim and Ann Harrold at Busking HQ at East’s Riverside Park, with HQ Manager Lynda Ord.
Above: Busking Festival volunteers Alison Philip and Phil Armstrong sold Busking votes.