LOOKFest is our VI accessible festival for young people and families. We can’t wait for this exciting weekend, fully catered and filled with accessible activities and a chance to relax and connect with our LOOK family. This year we are going to be at Humble by Nature in Monmouthshire, owned by broadcaster Kate Humble.

Volunteers will be needed from the 6th – 9th of July, with online training taking place on the 23rd of June.

We have various volunteering roles to fill including:

Stewarding: either in a tent or around the site.

Directing people around the venue

Handing out programmes and leaflets

Ensuring the site is maintained clean and tidy and walkways are free of clutter.

Sighted volunteers will also be partnered with visually impaired volunteers, to support them to carry out their jobs if required.

The festival will be held at Humble By Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP

You can find out more about Humble By Nature here.

Transport to and from the site from local stations will be provided as well as full catering. The site will be fully accessible and you’ll be able to book spot in a shared glamping tent for a £20 donation or pitch your own for free.

The deadline for applications is the 5th of May and we will let you know by the 12th of May if your application has been successful.

Any questions? Contact Megan Barker megan@look-uk.org

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer simply fill out this form!

Here is some feedback we received from volunteers at LOOKFest 2019:

“Before LOOKFest I had never been to a festival even as a guest. They always seemed so
intimidating and inaccessible. Having a VI family festival to volunteer at was an amazing
opportunity to experience something I’d always felt deprived of. It wasn’t too crowded, and I could relax knowing that everyone else understood my needs. That allowed me to be my best self and give 100%.”
 
“I found it rewarding talking to VI parents. I would like a child but was nervous with myself
and my husband being vi. This has given me much more confidence”
 
“It has helped me feel empowered to know that I can help other people, and it was good to make new friends”
 
“I gained confidence by talking to families and people that I had never met before. I learnt
practical skills and I had the confidence to walk around a busy room and I didn’t feel silly or that I didn’t belong.”
 
“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.”

Find our more about LOOKFest here.