Volunteers wanted for Children’s Festival

The Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival held in Penticton is looking for a few good volunteers.

The Rotary Okanagan International Children’s Festival is looking for a few good volunteers.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the festival, but Chuck Eggert volunteer co-ordinator reminds this can’t be done without the help of locals offering their time and services.

Eggert said they need about 400 volunteers that can split their time up between the three days or do an eight-hour shift or half-day shifts. Volunteers are needed for tent construction and maintenance, face-painting, site safety and security, circus arts, crafts and arts workshops, eco-tent, stage management, environmental maintenance, box office and ushers, volunteer and performer hospitality, traffic control and parking.

A wide range of volunteer opportunities are also available for middle and high school students ages 14 to 18. Students can have a blast while gaining valuable experience both on the field and behind the scenes working with artists and crew technicians. The festival takes place May 24 to 26 and advance ticket sales are now open for schools. The 2012 festival lineup offers over 35 performances in the three on-site venues. For more information on becoming a volunteer contact Eggert at 250-490-3652, email roicfvolunteers@gmail.com or visit www.okchildrensfest.com.