Want to get involved in Peckham Festival? Join the team celebrating creative Peckham!

Our weekend event, running across Peckham from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September, will celebrate all that creative Peckham has to offer – culture, art, music, food, theatre, film and entrepreneurialism to name but a few.

Opening with an outdoor pedal powered cinema, open artist studios, live gigs and the big artist-led ‘Great Peckham Sketch-In’, we’ve a range of events happening and are looking for a range of enthusiastic local volunteers to join our festival team to make this year – our first but not our last – a huge success.

We need volunteers to undertake a variety of roles, including artist liaison, stewarding, set up, gardeners, helping the public and making the festival accessible to all. You’ll be based at the Bussey building/Copeland Park complex near Peckham Rye station. Be part of the team that makes it happen!

The festival is produced by the people who own the Bussey Building/Copeland Park complex with support from Southwark Council.

Depending on your skills, experience and interest tasks may include:

  • Being a friendly face for the Peckham public to approach for information about what’s going on at each event
  • Liaising with and supporting local artists and musicians during performances and helping events run smoothly
  • Stewarding events, providing support to members of the public
  • Helping set up the festival, including building our green ‘Reclaimed Rye’ area, looking after plants, hanging lights and making it a beautiful place to sit and enjoy all the fun.

Suits people who have any of the following attributes

  • Enjoy meeting new, local people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Are outgoing and like helping others
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Love music, art, film
  • Love Peckham!
  • Have technical skills in fitting lights and stage set up
  • Are DIY-handy, fit and strong
  • Have time to give and are available for dates

Why volunteer at Peckham Festival?

  • Meet new, local people and be part of a dedicated and friendly team celebrating Peckham’s finest
  • Build on and use your skills (customer service, artist liaison, setting up events)
  • Make a real difference to our visitors
  • Meet local artists, musicians and entrepreneurs
  • See great performances and have lots of fun

As well as the roles listed above, we are looking for people who can take on additional responsibilities by becoming a team leader, who can lead and supervise a team of volunteers on shift. Support the volunteer coordinator with scheduling, organising lunch breaks and answering volunteer questions.

Please note all volunteers must be over 18 years old.

Contact us at
020 7635 0000

Peckham Festival
Studio DGJ

Bussey Building,
133 Rye Lane,
London SE15 4ST

Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EW
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45