Volunteer Opportunities


Event Date – 14th November to 24th November

Event Location  – Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Corroboree Sydney is a new way of celebrating Australia’s rich cultural heritage.

Over 11 days and nights in November 2013, leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers and musicians will showcase their creativity and share their stories. Presented at significant sites around the world-famous Sydney Harbour – from the nation to your neighbourhood – Corroboree Sydney offers a unique experience of Indigenous culture. Corroboree Sydney is the time and place to watch and listen, or sing and dance! You’re invited to join the celebration.


Join the Volunteer Team to be part of this exciting event in the Sydney events calendar. Corroboree volunteers are required to have a high level of customer service and will need to complete a Working with Children Check. Upon registration you will receive the information about completing the Working with Children Check. You will also be required to attend a pre event briefing for an explanation of your volunteer roles.

As a volunteer for Corroboree you are required to volunteer for at least 2 shifts during the event period.

Volunteers with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Volunteer Roles

Gurung Parade – Thursday 14 Nov

The Gurung Parade is the opening event for Corroboree Sydney and involves 1,500 primary school students walking down Macquarie St, led by the Governor General, followed by a picnic on the lawns of Government House.  Volunteers will be involved in marshaling of students arriving by bus and then along the parade route, seat ushering and assisting students back onto buses

Firelight Ceremony – Friday 15 Nov

Meet and greet of guests arriving for the ceremony, ushering to seats and information giving about Corroboree Sydney through recommendations and brochures.

Black Arts Market – Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Tuesday 19

Assisting with direction giving at the Black Arts Market at entrances and throughout the space. Volunteers will distribute maps and explain activities to visitors at the market.

The Darkside – Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 Nov

VIP assistance at The Darkside with ticket collection, VIP lists and greeting guests.

Corroboree Studio – Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 Nov

Assisting with direction giving at the Corroboree Studio. Volunteers will distribute maps and explain activities to patrons. This position may also involve participation in the creative workshop and demonstrations with the direction of the workshop leader.

Corroboree Club – Friday 15 to Sunday 24 Nov

Information giving at the information booth during the festival about the program, recommendations and activities. This will involve a high level of customer service and dealing with many questions and comments that the public may have.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Volunteer T-shirt
  • Access to the Coroboree Club on one night
  • Free public transport

Volunteer Briefing

The volunteer briefing will take place on 11th November at 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Pier 2/3 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay.

Please register for your briefing spot on the right hand side of this page.