Lake Light Sculpture is grateful to our dedicated team of volunteers that kindly donate their time each Easter, which allows our event to continue to exist as free to the public. The event would not be possible without the help of all these wonderful people. We are proud to have volunteers ranging from ages 16 through to 80.
Lake Light Sculpture is the leading arts and cultural event in the Snowy Mountains. This iconic outdoor sculpture festival, held annually on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, sprang to life in the year 2000. Based on the belief that public art is for everyone, this ephemeral event is held each year over the Easter period. These temporary sculpture installations around Lake Jindabyne enliven and activate this magnificent setting from dawn to dusk.
Lake Light Sculpture encourages experimentation and holds firm in its belief that collaboration is the key to a great event. The event works in partnership with the community to activate and inspire, build participation, edify and entertain. In 2021, the event attracted more than 26,000 visitors.
Lake Light Sculpture endorses the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers that clearly articulates that volunteer roles are respected, and their contributions valued.
Volunteers play an integral role during our event. Volunteers are the public face to our visitors. Volunteering with Lake Light Sculpture connects you to like-minded culture enthusiasts.
• Be a part of the region’s largest arts and culture event.
• Work side-by-side with artists.
• A written reference where requested, for volunteers that have worked a minimum of 20 hours.
• Be provided with a Lake Light Sculpture cap.
• Snacks will be provided during your shifts.
• Have a great experience to add to your CV.
Volunteer Presentation and Code of Conduct
• Wear your Lake Light Sculpture cap & lanyard during your shift. You will note that our ‘brand colour’ is Black, so wearing a top that is black is a good idea.
• Wear appropriate footwear which is comfortable and enclosed.
• Dress suitable for weather conditions.
• Treat all visitors with respect.
• Adhere to policies and procedures established by Lake Light Sculpture.
• Always refer media to the designated Media & Marketing Contract.
• Always follow direction from the Lake Light Sculpture Committee.
Volunteer rights are:
• To work in a healthy and safe environment.
• To be adequately covered by insurance.
• To be given accurate and truthful information about the organisation.
• To be given a copy of the organisation’s volunteer policy.
• To be provided with an orientation to the organisation.
• A clearly written volunteer job description.
• To be provided with enough training to do your volunteer role.
• Be recognised for your contribution as a valuable member of the team.
• Be supported and supervised in your role.
• To be enabled to say no if you are not feeling capable
All volunteers will have their confidential and personal information dealt with in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1988.
Volunteer Induction and Information
• Prior to the event volunteers will receive the Volunteer Event Information Leaflet. This Leaflet contains important information about the 2023 event.
• An Induction will be held before the event, and before each shift you will receive instructions
What can I volunteer to do?
General Exhibition Volunteer
Provide assistance at the designated sites greeting visitors, offering information about the event and assisting with program sales. This role also includes collecting surveys on occasion & voting forms, general help and welcoming people.
Lake Light Central
Lake Light Central will be located in the Lions Park in Jindabyne, and will be one of the key face-to-face contacts between the event and the attending public. In the unlikely event of an incident occurring, this will also be a natural go-to place for members of the public seeking direction and information.
Crowd Counting & Visitors Surveys
As a not-for-profit organisation we seek financial support from various organisations including Government Funding and Corporate Sponsorship. The Crowd Counting and Visitors Survey results are extremely important part of capturing this data.
Daily Maintenance and Daytime Security Patrols
Assist artists and the Lake Light Sculpture Committee to ensure the display areas are safe and well maintained (signage, rubbish, assisting artists to keep their sculptures looking amazing). In addition, keep a helpful eye on works when they’re viewed by significant numbers of visitors.
Requires physical work to keep the site looking presentable and safe. This role will involve maintenance on sculpture sites and restorative work on signs, tents, and other LLS markers.
Installation & De-Installation
To assist artists with their installation and de-installation. We have 2.5 days to install all work for the event. The responsibility for installing and de-installing the sculpture is the artists. Assistance from LLS will include discussing the means of installation and the best access to the site from the nearest drop off point, together with site crew to help coordinate the installation.
If you are an interpreter and wish to volunteer please contact us at [email protected] . We would love to provide Auslan Interpreted events, including the Awards Ceremony to provide access for people from the deaf community to enjoy the public program.
Use the button below to download the Volunteer Application Form. The form may be filled in electronically and electronically signed and returned to [email protected] or you can download the form and print it, fill it in manually and send to Lake Light Sculpture PO BOX 378 JINDABYNE NSW 2627. All volunteer enquiries to [email protected]