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Be A Volunteer With Team AKL

Team AKL volunteers work across a range of jobs, from being festival ambassadors, providing event information and assisting with workshops, to assisting back stage or at busy street performance areas.

The time commitment is flexible. Some volunteers might work one four-hour shift during an event, while others might work multiple shifts on every day of the event, as their time allows.

We need volunteers for Auckland’s major cultural festivals including the Auckland Diwali, Lantern, Pasifika and Tamaki Herenga Waka Festivals, and other activities to support Auckland’s annual calendar of major events.

Once you have applied, we will email you the link to the Ministry of Justice third party check we require for all volunteers.

Then we will keep you updated by email about the different events, volunteer shifts and other information. You will be able to select which events and which roles you would like to volunteer for.

Team AKL is an important part of what makes our events special and makes them a success. We’d love to have you as part of the team!

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
  3. Be patient - You'll be working as part of a group, so make sure to be patient and wait your turn - we like to be fair and give everyone a go.
  4. Please and thank you - A friendly reminder to use ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ lots for all the people who will be helping you during this experience.

Cultural Protocols

  1. Be a respectful visitor - You will be a guest during this experience, so please be respectful. Two important Māori customs are to take your shoes off indoors and avoid sitting on tables or pillows.
  2. Be on time - While the experience will be a relaxed one, make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early so you don't keep your guides and others waiting.
  3. Hello and goodbye in Māori - If you want to start practising some basic Māori phrases, you could try using ‘Kia ora’ (hello) and ‘Ka kite’ (goodbye).
  4. Permission for photos - If you are taking photos that include other people, always ask them first if they are happy for their photograph to be taken.
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