Volunteer with us

Be involved in something inspiring...

Lakes Alive 2017 is seeking a team of enthusiastic volunteers with a flair for communication to work with us on the delivery of Kendal’s cultural flagship festival. 

Lakes Alive takes place in and around Kendal from 8-10 September 2017.

With the theme of “Cultural Landscapes” our second year brings world class art in unexpected locations and a programme of eye catching wonders, digital delights and spectacular happenings.

From roles in site management, stewarding, communications and artist liaison, join our friendly team, receive free training and be involved in something inspiring.

The festival runs 8-10 September and we ask volunteers be available for as much of this as possible.

Please apply by telling us:

*Why you would like to volunteer

*What skills you could bring to the Festival (and/or a copy of your CV)

*Which, if any, specific areas of work you are interested in

*Your availability that weekend.


If you are interested in joining us a as a volunteer please get in touch asap. 

You will also be asked to attend an evening briefing and training session on the 14 August.

If you are passionate about culture, art and contributing to a fantastic cultural festival please get in touch via email: lakesalive@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Lakes Alive is committed to equal opportunities in recruitment and employment, and embraces diversity of all kinds. Appointments are made on merit.

Volunteers must be aged 16+.

We will be able to reimburse the cost of travel within Cumbria and refreshments whilst working.

Opportunities to be part of the art!

If you are a keen performer or have a great story to tell, we also want to hear from you. 

We are lining up a fantastic array of world class contemporary art during Lakes Alive and you have the chance to be part of it. 

One is to have your words become part of a theatre piece called "Up, Down and Beyond".

The other is for dancers to part of a piece called "Cotton". 

More details here.


Lakes Alive Staff And Vols V8 Photo By Steve Eggleton
Lakes Alive Staff And Vols V5 Photo By Steve Eggleton

Become a corporate partner

If you would like to find out more about our current sponsorship opportunities, please contact us. We’ll arrange a meeting to explore your objectives and share our future projects in development.

Lakes Alive 2017 launches with Jacob's Join on Friday 8 September...

Jacob's Join launches Lakes Alive 2017