LookFest 2020 Has Been Postponed

LookFest 2020

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed.

After the huge success of LookFest 2019, we are doing it all over again in July 2020.

Join us in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside for a fun-filled weekend with the #LookFamily.

From forest school to festival art, sand pits and slip-n-slides, circus skills to Ceilidh dancing. A full programme of activities will be announced soon.

two girls playing in the mud kitchen

Designed by VI People, for VI People!

The LookFest site is made accessible with guide ropes, tactile markers and audio clues. Hand-made tactile maps are dotted around the site in key areas, and our friendly team of volunteers are always happy to help.

group of people around a fire pit in the forest

Meet The #Look Family

Our team of hard-working volunteers includes fully sighted volunteers and VI Look mentors.

Our mentors are VI young adults who are committed to sharing their experience to provide role models for their younger peers.

Girl whittling a stick
"Our girls had so many accessible new experiences. I’ve never seen our eldest so free and just enjoying being a child."
"My children learned how they could be more independent. My daughter who is visually impaired did her first Ceilidh dancing, and she has since been demonstrating at home. My son learnt how to saw."​
“It was lovely to feel so safe. The fact that the site was so accessible, and that everyone was so friendly, made a huge difference. My daughter felt really comfortable and was happy walking on her own.”
"The bell-tents are so comfortable. It’s one less stress having to think about bringing all our camping gear when we can just book the glamping and turn up to have the tents already set up for us."
"Meeting VI role models was the highlight of the festival. It had such an empowering effect on my VI daughter. She doesn’t often meet other VI people, and they were so positive and assertive – fantastic!"
"It was such a positive experience for the whole family. My children could relax, be free, make friends with other visually impaired children and meet truly inspirational role models. I could really feel a strengthening of their self-esteem and confidence. There is no other event that can provide this."
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Volunteering at LOOKFest 2020

Whether you are VI or sighted, there are plenty of jobs to do at LOOKFest! and we need your help. Our volunteers had a great time volunteering at LOOKFest in 2019 – and we guarantee it will be even better in 2020!

“I felt a great sense of achievement after volunteering at LOOKFest. This was my first ever camping experience and I was extremely anxious, not knowing what to expect. Connecting with the families and seeing them enjoying the event gave me a much-needed confidence boost.”

We are a supportive and welcoming community. It is also rewarding! Supporting others and being part of a team feels great and gives your CV a real boost to boot!

“I think my experience volunteering at LOOKFest will support me when I am seeking employment and work experience in the future because it has improved several life skills which are universally useful and transferable.”

We want to give all our volunteers a chance to develop their skills and try new things, and there are plenty of important roles for everyone. 

Please come along and get involved!

When are volunteers needed on-site?

Volunteers will be required to join us on-site from Thursday 16 July and leave on Monday 20 July. This is to give everyone time to settle in, get to know each other and the site before the event. There will be plenty of jobs to do in preparing the site for our guests and plenty of clearing up to do afterwards. 

Food and accommodation

Volunteers will be provided with shared camping accommodation and meals throughout their stay on-site from Thursday 16 July to Monday 20 July.

Volunteer roles

From assisting at activities, to working at the LOOKFest café, there are plenty of roles for you to get involved in. Please read our volunteer roles and conduct page before applying.

How to become a LOOKFest volunteer

  1. All volunteers must fill in an application by 31 March 2020. The success of that application is at the discretion of Look UK. 

2 All volunteers must read and agree to the volunteer terms and conditions before accepting a place on the team.

3. Sighted volunteers may be paired with a visually impaired volunteer, in order to help that VI volunteer, fulfil their role. We will of course take all requests into consideration, but the allocation of volunteering roles and pairings is at the discretion of Look UK.

4. Volunteers need to attend a training for site build, orientation, introductions and sighted guide training, one day prior to the beginning of the event. (16 July)

5. Look UK will give references for volunteers on request.

6. All volunteers need to have a DBS. This can be processed by Look UK.

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