Welcome to volunteer at Side by Side!
Thanks for wanting to help.
Sign-up is open February 3–April 3. After that you are welcome to do a late sign-up, but the chances of getting the shifts you want will decrease with time.
A warm welcome to this year's pre-Side by Side volunteer meetings.The meetings are held in Viktor Rydbergsalen in the Gothenburg Concert Hall. (Enter through the stage/reception entrance from Viktor Rydbergsgatan.) We will tell you a bit about Side by Side as a concept, the particulars of this year's camp and what volunteering will entail this year.
Come to the meeting or the part of the meeting that suits you. No need to notify beforehand.
Monday May 11 Volunteer Meeting 1
5-5.45 pm — general information about Side by Side for you who have not participated before5.45-6 pm — coffee6-6.45 pm — information about Side by Side 2020 for everyone volunteering this year6.45-7.30 pm — possibility to ask questions and to sign up for more volunteer shifts
Wednesday June 10 Volunteer Meeting 2
7-7.45 pm — brief information about Side by Side 20207.45-8.30 pm — possibility to ask questions and to sign up for the last volunteer shifts
For the camp to be a once in a lifetime experience for all our participants, we need help from many people who contribute with their commitment, time, hands and heart. Therefore, we welcome volunteers to help with a variety of tasks during one or more of the camp days.
Our volunteers eat lunch and dinner free of charge, get to experience concerts during the camp and have the opportunity to sing in our VOLUNTEERS' CHOIR.
Being a Volunteer
Being a volunteer can entail many different types of tasks. The Side by Side camp occurs simultaneously in many places in vicinity of the Concert Hall and we need volunteers everywhere. Our goal is that each volunteer will belong to one single location at Side by Side and do all their volunteer shifts there. That way less time needs to be spent learning the ropes and everything will flow in an optimal way.
The tasks differ depending on location. Here are a few examples:
You will have a team leader at hand to instruct you in what to do.
We aim to create volunteer shifts of four hours. To make sure everything works as smoothly as possible for you, your team leader and the camp participants we would like you to volunteer at least four four-hour shifts during the Side by Side week and preferably more. Let us know in your sign-up form how many shifts you are available for.
Most volunteer shifts occur sometime between 9am and 5pm, but we will need a few volunteers before 9 am and after 5pm each day as well. We will not schedule any volunteer for longer that eight hours per day. The days when we need the most volunteers are Friday June 12 - Tuesday June 16.
If you have signed up by April 3 you will receive a suggested schedule to consider at the end of April. If you sign up between April 4 and May 17 you will receive your schedule in the beginning of June.
Your contribution is valuable and one of camp’s main foundations! Being a volunteer means both benefits and responsibilities.
As a volunteer you get the opportunity to, free of charge:
As a Side by Side volunteer, we would love it if you would join the Volunteer’s Choir! It presents a great opportunity to get to know the other volunteers and have some fun together on the days leading up to the camp.
The choir meets at the Concert Hall on the evenings of Wednesday June 10, Thursday June 11 and Friday June 12, and performs on the Main Stage at the Concert Hall on the evening of June 13, during Opening Concert.
Amanda is a mezzo soprano and together with her norm creative opera company Man Must Sing she has created works such as the chamber opera Akvarium. Together with Utomjordiska she created the show Witch, Bitch, Temptress,
From February 3, you will be able to sign up as a volunteer through our website. In the sign-up form you should also state which days you'lI be able to take shifts. We would love it if you could do at least four four-hour shifts during the Side by Side week, and preferably more. You sign up for VOLUNTEERS’ CHOIR at the same time as well.
Please contact production coordinator Karin Samuelson at email@example.com if you have any questions about doing volunteer work for Side by Side.
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