volunteers for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2023


We are recruiting enthusiastic volunteers for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2023 (27th May – 4th June)  

Our Volunteers are the public face of the Festival; helping our school, family and delegate audiences at each venue, attending industry and guest events, and supporting the Festival team behind the scenes.
In return for their time and commitment volunteers are able to see Festival performances, attend social events, and take part in the exciting program!

About Imaginate Edinburgh Int Children’s Festival

To promote, develop and be an advocate for theatre and dance for children and young people, so more children access and enjoy more high quality theatre and dance more often.

Experience Required

A willingness to learn and a keen excitement for theatre and performance. Not a requirement but experience working with children is a positive!

Training Details

There will be an introductory induction before the festival which will introduce both the festival and the role! There will also be training on specific areas of the role during that session and on going training throughout.

Flexibility & Commitment

Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less);Flexible

3 shifts (of roughly 3-4 hours per shift)

Location/Travel Details

The role will be undertaken throughout Edinburgh with around 10 venues in operation during the festival. Volunteer travel is paid for by Imaginate, and schedules can be designed around venues that are within easy reach for the volunteer.


A set amount of money will be provided to cover lunch expenses, this will be signed out to the volunteer automatically at the venue! Travel expenses will be covered in the form of bus tickets for travel within Edinburgh.

Contact Details


If you are interested in this role, please click here for full details and to enquire.