ASSEMBLY / DÉCOR / SIGNAGE / ECO TOILETS / DISASSEMBLY TEAMS APPLICATIONS
− 1st to 10th of may 2023 −
REMAINING TEAMS APPLICATIONS
− 1st to 10th of june 2023 −
Every year we have many candidates for volunteering at Andanças. Those selected incorporate the team responsible for bringing the festival to life. This year the festival will take place at Campinho, municipality of Reguengos de Monsaraz, from the 27th to the 30th of july. The unmatched character of the festival is greatly due to the human strength of these individuals: the volunteers!
From the canteen where dishes are brought to or washed, to the camping area or even to the stages, the ambience of joy, cooperation and can-do attitude of these service providers is contagious. Any problems? Nothing is without a solution!
The applications for assembly, décor, signage, eco toilets and disassembly teams are open from 1 to 10 of may of 2023, for from the form that will be available online. The answers to applications will be given to candidates by email on may 25th.
The applications for remaining teams are from 1 to 10 of june of 2023, for from the form that will be available online. The answers to applications will be given to candidates by email on june 30th.
This is the “front page” of the festival! Everyone passes through here just after arrival, looking forward for the the moments that they will experience at the festival, as well as receiving a warm welcome. If you are friendly and open, fluent in Portuguese and English, have a practical sense, have experience with technology and know how to deal with stress (your own and that of the participants), this is your team.
The requirements and the level of responsibility of this team are very high, but there is a strong team spirit, and smiles from the participants are guaranteed.
If you meet the requirements above you found your team. The ticket office is waiting for you! But careful, this experience is addictive.
In the Operational Center, we live daily with the different situations that occur in the festival, we are at the heart of communications and we deal with the lost and found. In addition, you will have to articulate with the Fire Brigade, the Police, the Civil Protection and the private security team. You will also make the link between all the teams that make Andanças. If you have resilience, you can handle problems in a calm manner, and you have tons of positive spirit, what are you waiting for? Apply for the Operational Center.
Responsible for creating the Andanças network, enabling communication between teams via computer. The tasks
include the distribution and configuration of several computers, the connection of their peripherals and network maintenance, always taking into account the various needs of each Andanças space. Requirements for volunteers: Knowledge in computer networks.
Accounts Ticket Office
If you are rigorous, punctual, focused and precise, subscribe to the team for book keeping at the ticket sale. This is a dynamic team in a controlled environment which allows you to get to know a different side of the festival.
Welcome artists to the festival, show them around and introduce them to others, deliver tickets if necessary, interact with the ticket office and handle invitations and tickets bought in advance. The required responsibility is high, but there is a strong team spirit and visitor’s smiles are guaranteed. If you enjoy doing all this, you found your team!
INFORMATION AND SALE OF ISSUES
In this team, friendliness and good humor are essential requirements, as well as a good knowledge of all the details of the festival and the area surrounding Campinho. Here, albums and books by artists participating in Andanças are also sold, as well as editions by Associação PédeXumbo!
It is very important to have a good ability to pass on information and to speak other foreign languages so that everyone can enjoy another Andanças to the fullest!
Do you have a good eye for detail? Do you like to organize things and keep lists of what exists and what has been borrowed? This team is responsible for the warehouse of consumables and tools. For it to work well it is necessary to record everything that comes out and everything that goes in, from toilet paper, pencils, to pliers. Join this team if you are organized.
Children Activity Space
At Andanças exists a special place for children and parents. In this space various activities for the youngest participants of the festival happen every day. It is a place of sharing and community, where children can learn together and exchange experiences. The volunteers working here have the following tasks: support the workshop leaders, organize the place and materials and take care of the children. It is important, that the volunteers have experience with children, that they are creative and like to have fun.
This is a vibrant and demanding team where you help programmers, musicians and artists, and take care of the spaces where the festival happens managing the changes to the program. As part of this team you get the chance to experience the organisation of Andanças very closely.
With the Local Program team, you can follow closely the best of what the region has to offer such as music, dance, crafts, and gastronomy, which will be shared in Andanças in various workshops. Your help will be fundamental to the success of these activities!
Program/ Workshop Assistance
From Meditation to Relaxation to Angolan European Dances, Andanças is a space for learning. This team has as mission to assist in any technical work, support the monitors of the different workshops, manage sound amplification … come join this team, where while helping you will also be learning!!!
Programming / Stages open to the community
With this year’s edition taking place in Campinho, much of the programming will be available to everyone at various locations in the village. For this program to be a success, a dynamic, responsible team that is willing to walk the beautiful streets of this village is needed! If you like the idea of bringing Andanças to the entire community, this is your team!
Andanças receives all the arts and in Parallel Activities, you find very different workshops, beyond dance and music.
Ensuring all schedules are met, dealing with the logistics of workshops, guiding publics and giving small information, is what this team needs from you.
You think it’s your team? We are waiting for you!
Being a sound technician at Andanças is the opportunity to get directly involved with the music that comes off the stage and that we all dance to. When the time comes, microphones are set up, cables are passed, experiences are shared with the musicians and the soul of the festival is heard. Handling pressure well is an essential attribute, as is having proven training or experience in the role.
If you like being close to the perfume of fresh vegetables and the bustle of a working kitchen, this team is for you! The Kitchen Help team provides support in the preparation of all Cantina Andanças food. Wash and peel vegetables and fruits, wash the dishes, collect the waste and keep the kitchen clean and tidy.
Canteen/ Right Food Amount
We have 3 shifts, breakfast, lunch and dinner … And lots of chores!
Serving the participants and making sure that they get the right amount of food so it doesn’t go to waste, transporting the trays from the washing team to the kitchen and cleaning the dishes.
If you like to socialize, dance during your shift and, above all, if you are quick and entertaining, this team has your mark. You will hardly do the same job over the four days, and you will have thousands of smiles to respond to. You want better?
To achieve our goal of zero disposable goods we use re-usable dishes and need to wash them. With fresh water, lots of dedication and enthusiasm we are washing all plates, cups and cutlery of the Andanças canteen – which is always running and the dishes keep on coming… There is also plenty of opportunity to interact, also with participants while they are separating the waste for composting and sorting the dishes into designated places. A lot of work, but also a lot of fun, is waiting for you if you join this team!
‘Lavatário’ – Dish Washing
To achieve the Zero Disposable goal we must have reusable dishes and so the ‘Lavatário’. Here, with the coolness of the water, a lot of enthusiasm and dedication, are washed all the dishes, glasses and cutlery of Andanças Canteen – which is always rocking and the dishes always coming… The interaction is too much, also with the participants separate the remains of dishes for composting and put the dishes in the right places… a lot of work but lots of fun is what you can expect on this team!
Selective Collection and Monitoring of Sustainability Parameters
The task of this team is to keep the venue clean and to make participants, suppliers and the community in general aware of recycling, contributing to one of the main pillars of Andanças: Environment/Sustainability.
It is necessary to collect and transport the well-sealed bags from the mini-points to the intermediate collection ecopoints, which in turn will be transported to the collection and storage containers. Then clean bags must be placed in the mini-bins for further collection.
It also has the task of weighing the organic waste and recyclable waste produced in the canteen. It will also, in collaboration with the right dose team, characterize the food waste of the users of the canteen in order to encourage the participants to have an environmentally responsible attitude, not wasting food.
If you want to contribute for Andanças to be a clean festival, environmentally sustainable and where the separation of waste is a reality, join us! Your 4 hours of work will really make a difference in the quality of the festival.
DRY TOILET MAINTENANCE
The dry toilet maintenance team develops its functions during the days in which the festival takes place. The dry toilets respect the environment 100%, work without water, have a bio deposit with shavings and allow the recycling of organic waste. This team contributes to making Andanças a place with more ecological solutions and environmental awareness. If you want to learn how the entire cycle works and contribute to its success, join this team that is guided by professionals. This team will train you on how this process works and teach you how to do your tasks.
This team sells our well-known eco-friendly mugs, to use during the Festival and keep with love and affection for the next editions.
Join this team if you want to start Andanças earlier and help us preparing the festival grounds! You will work during 5 days in the month before the festival (3 meals a day allowance), setting up poles, putting shading in place and have an eye on all the little details… And when Andanças starts, you are free to dance!
The disassembly begins on the morning of 22 August. Your tasks will be to get things in order and organize, count and properly store everything for 2023. If you want to enjoy the festival and you still have a bit energy left after, stay with us for 5 more days and help us disassembling Andanças, taking also the benefit of 3 meals a day.
(* Members of this team will have to purchase the ticket for Andanças and will be reimbursed after the end of their duties.)
Before the Andanças festival starts there are some teams on the ground. One of them is the Sinalética team. This team has the task of thinking, creating and distributing the signage so that participants can better orientate themselves through the different spaces of the festival. In the company of a coordinator, you work 5 days, in one of the 4 weeks prior to the festival, with the right to 3 meals a day. If you are creative, have a good sense of direction, are available during this period, sign up for the Signage team!
Before the Andanças festival starts, there are some teams on the ground to transform it into a more inviting and comfortable space. The Decoration team is one of them. In the company of a coordinator, you work 5 days, in one of the 4 weeks prior to the festival, with the right to 3 meals a day. If you are creative, have availability during this period and want to add color to the festival, sign up for the Decoration team!
Access and Vehicle Control
The members of this team will be responsible for welcoming the newcomers, providing the first information
related to traffic, parking and location of services related to the Festival.
You should be friendly and enjoy working in a super dynamic team, always with a smile on your face!
PTO’s – Os Mac Gyver’s do Andanças
Hammer, pliers, nails and saw. Strings, contacts, mobile phone, improvisation and patience. These are the main tools for this invisible but indispensable team. All-rounders will do everything to solve all kind of DIY problems.
Nursery and naps
Here is a place for little Andantes (from 3 months to 8 years), where they can take a nap during the day and rest in the evening, while their parents enjoy a ball or workshop. What do we do here? As little as possible! We will make sure, that the children rest and gather energy for the next day and allow the parents to dance a bit… Because Andanças is very intense!
Every night there will be one or two tales, a bit of calm music and time to sleep and dream. Most of the children fall asleep on mattresses or in cribs. For the more resistant ones we have games, books, pencils, pens and paper and mainly conversation and shelter.
To volunteer in this place, you need to like being with children, have a lot of patience, be cheerful and responsible. Having experience with babies and children helps. It is not essential to know how to change diapers, but it is important to work well in a team.
Market and Food & Beverage Stalls
The Market and Food & Beverage Stalls at Andanças are lively spaces where you can eat and drink and also where crafts are sold. The volunteers of this team make the bridge between these spaces and the organization, as well as checking daily that the rules and needs of operation are being fulfilled. If you care about food safety and you like to deal with people, then this is your team! We are waiting for you!
Faithful keepers of all the music of the festival !!! Shelves and shelves of the most diverse instruments which is necessary to put in the different stages and to bring back to the shelves, and then to return to the artists. This is the center of events. Good mood, joy and speed is what is demanded.
Photography and Vídeo
This team is responsible for capturing the best moments of the Festival, whether through photography or vídeo. We look for inspired, creative and eager people to help us in this important mission! If you feel that you are up to this task, do not forget to send us links to websites, blogs, portfolios or Facebook pages so that we can evaluate your work. Come and help us capture the Spirit of the Andanças!To be part of this team you need to bring your own equipment such as camera and laptop.
This team of health professionals assists with all minor health events in the 4 days of the festival and helps participants to get to the health clinic if necessary (hopefully not). Being a nurse or doctor is a prerequisite to being part of the team, in addition to good mood!
MOTORIST FOR TRANSFER OF ARTISTS
If you like driving, are attentive to road safety and still speak English or French, this is the perfect position for you!
Volunteers must show up the day before the start of the festival (or, exceptionally, within the period agreed with the coordinators of the respective teams) in order to carry out all the organizational and/or preparatory tasks essential to the proper functioning of their sector and the development of their activity as a volunteer, remaining available until the end of the festival.
Volunteers must complete a total of 16 hours of volunteering during the 4 days of the festival. The number of hours of daily volunteering will be subject to the specific functions to be performed and will be defined and communicated by the coordinator of each team (the candidate for volunteering must consult the information available on the specific functions of each team before applying).
If the volunteer is part of the Assembly, Decoration, Signage and/or Disassembly teams, he must be available in the 5 days before and/or in the 5 days after the festival, respectively, and will work 8 hours a day, but in return, these teams will be free to dance throughout the festival.
The Festival has a canteen (Cantina Andanças) where omnivorous and vegetarian meals are served. Volunteers are entitled to a daily meal ticket (lunch or dinner) at Cantina Andanças. The delivery of meal vouchers is carried out daily by the coordinator of each team.
If the volunteer is part of the Assembly, Decoration, Signage and/or Disassembly teams, he will be entitled to 3 daily meals only during the 5 or 10 days of functions (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The delivery of meal vouchers is carried out daily by the coordinator of each team.
Volunteers are entitled to camp for free at the festival’s Campsite. For camping, it is absolutely necessary to bring your own equipment such as a tent, sleeping bag or any other suitable equipment.
If the volunteer is part of the Assembly, Decoration, Signage and/or Disassembly teams, he may stay in another place indicated by the organization, only during the 5 or 10 days of carrying out his functions. During the 4 days of the Festival you will have to camp in the General Campsite.
The volunteer has the right to a personal accident and liability insurance for the duration of his/her working hours.
The volunteer has the right to freely access all areas of the festival grounds and to participate in all program activities outisde his/her working hours as a volunteer.
If the volunteer is part of of the Dismanteling team, he/she should purchse his/her ticket for Andanças. The ticket cost will be reeimbursed after the volunteer period and tasks are complete.
In a Festival that belongs to everyone and for everyone, the youngest are also welcome to lend a hand. We accept applications for Junior Volunteering, from Andantes from 13 to 17 years old.
Andanças is the largest festival of traditional dances in Iberian Peninsula. Volunteer’s time and effort are essential to keep the festival running and to fulfill the commitments towards participants, artists and teamleaders, partners, local community and all who contribute directly or indirectly to its success. We are grateful to all people who dedicate themselves every year to be part of the volunteering program in Andanças and who help us implement the principles and guidelines which govern the work PédeXumbo Association.