Volunteers

Volunteer Applications

Thank you for your interest in being part of MardiGrass 2024!

We’re always keen to hear from friendly and positive people who want to assist cannabis law reform. MardiGrass wishes to extend a welcome and many thanks for those volunteers who donate their time during this event. Without you it could not happen! We appreciate your interest in helping us create an amazing MardiGrass experience for all participants over the weekend.

This year MardiGrass is from May 3rd, 4th and 5th, but (as always) it really kicks off many weeks earlier.

We particularly need help with site preparation. So if you have those skills, we would love to hear from you NOW! The important thing is that we need volunteers BEFORE the event more than we need them DURING.

  • We will be accepting volunteers to set up camp and start preparing for the protest from Saturday 20th of April 2024.
  • Non-local MardiGrass volunteers must arrive by Tuesday 30 April 2024.

Come in and introduce yourself at the Hemp Bar or the Hemp Embassy upon arrival in Nimbin!

MardiGrass FAQ for Volunteers

Q: What is MardiGrass?
A: MardiGrass is an annual festival held in Nimbin, Australia, advocating for cannabis law reform.

Q: Can I volunteer for MardiGrass 2024?
A: Yes, MardiGrass is always looking for friendly and positive people to assist with the event.

Q: What kind of volunteers does MardiGrass need?
A: MardiGrass needs volunteers for various jobs, including site preparation, security, waste and recycling, cleaning, tickets and information, program, crew care, and post-event packdown.

Q: When does MardiGrass 2024 take place?
A: MardiGrass 2024 is from May 3rd to May 5th, but volunteers are needed for site preparation starting from Saturday April 2oth. 420 Day!

Q: How do I apply to be a volunteer?
A: You can apply by filling out the MardiGrass 2024 Volunteer Registration Form online

Q: What kind of skills are necessary to volunteer?
A: Speaking reasonable English and a willingness to work are necessary. Volunteers with skills in site preparation, electrical, lighting and generators, firewood, crowd control and security, first aid, traffic management, waste and recycling, cleaning, program, crew care, cooking, and electrician work are especially welcome.

Q: Can I specify my preferences for volunteering?
A: Yes, if you have volunteered in the past and want to be part of the same team, get in touch early and list your preference. However, most positions are usually filled well before MardiGrass, so it’s recommended to apply early.

Q: What should I bring if I volunteer?
A: You should bring your own camping gear, including a tent and sleeping bag, your own bowl, plate, cup, cutlery, etc., clothes for working, including enclosed footwear and a hat, warm clothes for cool nights, and be prepared for wet weather.

Volunteer Camping and Facilities

  • Free camping space is provided behind the Nimbin Hemp Embassy with outdoor showers and toilets.

  • There is a volunteer chill out space including cooking and washing up facilities where you able to prepare your own meals if needed.

  • From Thursday 2nd May to Monday 6th May, volunteers in campervans or similar will be required to camp and pay (at a reduced volunteer rate of $50 per person for 4-5 nights) at the Nimbin Showgrounds as there is no parking on site during the event.

  • Nimbin Laundromat is available behind the Town Hall.

What should I bring if I volunteer?

  • Bring your own camping gear, including a tent, bedroll and sleeping bag

  • Your own bowl, plate, cup, cutlery

  • Clothes for working, including enclosed footwear and a hat, warm clothes for cool nights,

  • Be prepared for wet weather!

MardiGrass Volunteers are expected to:

  • Enjoy yourself! Thank you for your energy and positive attitude!

  • Be responsible for the energy you bring to the space. Remember you are representing MardiGrass at all times.

  • Volunteer for at least 4 hours per day though extra is always appreciated.

  • Arrive at your designated work area, approximately 15 minutes prior to commencement of your tasks.

  • Carry out your volunteer tasks as requested by MardiGrass coordinators.

  • Please remain sober and alert at all times when volunteering.

  • If applicable, make arrangements for your children to be cared for while you are on duty.

  • Know your help is invaluable, and each time the Cannabis plant thinks of you, it will be with smiles in its sticky green heart.

PARTICIPATE…get involved, speakers, musicians, comedians, all performers, advertisers, sponsors and volunteers including Jungle Patrol and Ganja Faeries please fill out a form on the links below.

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