Thank you for your interest in being part of MardiGrass 2023!
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 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 5th, 6th and 7th, 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 Monday 24th of April 2023.
If you want to be part of the preparations, there are three methods to make contact:
MardiGrass 2023 Volunteer Registration Form
Paper Version 2023 Volunteer Registration Form
Hemp Bar or Embassy shop, 51 Cullen Street, Nimbin
Speaking reasonable English is necessary, and a willingness to work. We don’t want people who sit around smoking all day!
MARDIGRASS VOLUNTEER JOBS
How would you like to help?
Construction & Fencing
Electrical, Lighting & Generators
Drug Free drivers: transport, pickups etc.
Signage, banners, decor, props
Electrical, Lighting & Generators
Drug Free drivers: transport, pickups etc
Crowd Control & Security
WASTE & RECYCLING
Stall Waste Water
Bin collection and sorting
Cleaners & Toilet Paper Patrol
TICKETS & INFORMATION
Info Desk Town Hall
Front Gate Plantem Park
HEMP Olympix & Plantem Park Crew
Town Hall Crew
Moving furniture – room set up
Cleaners & Toilet Paper Patrol – Town Hall Toilet
Food – prep, cook, dishwasher
Volunteer Area Cleaner – Toilets, Shower
PACKDOWN OF MARDIGRASS POST EVENT
Volunteer jobs are varied and according to the needs of the moment.
They can include
Fence and barricade construction
Painting banners and signs
Clearing the site
Erecting Marquees and tents
Building and setting up stages
and anything else that needs to be done to make MardiGrass happen successfully.
Cooks and electricians and artists are especially welcome.
Apply to Volunteer:
If you have volunteered in the past and want to be part of the same team, get in touch early and list your preference.
We recommend getting in early as most positions are usually filled well before MardiGrass.
VOLUNTEER GUIDE FOR MARDIGRASS
If you would like to volunteer, then you will need to bring all of your own camping materials, etc.
You must bring enclosed footwear and a hat. For camping a bedroll and sleeping bag are minimum kit.
The nights are starting to get cold at MardiGrass time so make sure you bring warm clothing and whatever else you need in case it rains.
Bring your own bowl and mug if you can! Come in and introduce yourself at the Hemp Embassy upon arrival!
What to bring:
Your own camping gear including 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
Come prepared for wet weather
What MardiGrass provides:
Free camping space behind the Embassy
Volunteer chill out space including cooking and washing up facilities
An unforgettable experience
MardiGrass Volunteers are expected to:
Be responsible for the energy you bring to the space. Remember you are representing MardiGrass at all times
Arrive at your designated work area, approximately 15 minutes prior to commencement
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.
Thank you for your energy!
MardiGrass FAQs 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 2023?
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 2023 take place?
A: MardiGrass 2023 is from May 5th to May 7th, but volunteers are needed for site preparation starting from Monday, April 24th.
Q: How do I apply to be a volunteer?
A: You can apply by filling out the MardiGrass 2023 Volunteer Registration Form online (https://forms.gle/qU6o3WmtsJE9VS7TA), picking up a paper version at the Hemp Bar or Embassy shop in Nimbin, or emailing email@example.com.
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.
Q: Where can I find more information about volunteering for MardiGrass?
A: You can find more information on the MardiGrass website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.