HOW TO BE A CARTASIA VOLUNTEER

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1. BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

  • WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A VOLUNTEER

    Becoming a volunteer for Cartasia means joining our staff for the Indoor and Outdoor exhibitions, along with helping out at the Talks and Fun events.

    The Biennial will take place in one of themost beautiful towns in Tuscany: Lucca, in the months of August and September. You can decide what period you'd like to work for when you present your request to participate.

    Keep reading to find out more or sign up and participate in this great event! The team hopes that all volunteers will see this experience as a chance to grow professionally and personally, assigning it the same importance that we give to our volunteers. All volunteers shall be the face of the Biennial through their work and enthusiasm.

  • NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS

    We're looking for people with energy and enthusiasm that will be at least 18 years of age on the date they start their work, the process of volunteer orientation and matching will be handled by Metropolis and its staff.

    To become a Cartasia 2016 volunteer you must speak Italian and another language, be professional, tolerant, keen on public relations and open to teamwork.

    Choose when you'd like to work and leave your personal information through the entry form.

  • TASKS AND JOBS

    Our volunteers will offer support to the visitors and participants, becoming a reference point for various needs that may occur. In particular they will be involved in the following activities:

    Welcoming and orientation of the Visitor and Participant;

    - Accompaniment and guidance in the exhibition areas;

    - Creation of material for the marketing area;

    - Compiling of videos and photos;

    - Helping with the ticket office and infopoint;

    - Helping with running and coordinating the creative labs;

    - Event services: the volunteers in charge of the event services help with the scheduled events and organize the attendance, check the entries, inform the public on the programme, and help with the technical details;

    - Circulation of information material;

    - Become the face of the volunteer campaign.

  • MUST MY AVAILABILITY BE CONSECUTIVE?

    We respect your availability and for this reason we give you the chance to divide your availability period into various parts, in case you have particular needs. There is the possibility that our team will also divide the work period into parts for organizational reasons. If you begin your experience with us we'd be happy for you to carry it out, this is why we'd like you to stay with us for the entire chosen period, so as to gain as much experience as possible. The team hopes that all volunteers can take this experience as a growing opportunity, professionally and personally, giving it the right importance and value that we also give the volunteer. All volunteers will be the face of the Biennial through their work and enthusiasm.

  • GUARANTEES FOR VOLUNTEERS

    Volunteer for 7 days part-time:

    • Volunteer Kit (T-shirt and Bag of Catasia)

    • Free access for the next edition of Cartasia

    • Insurance coverage

    Volunteer for 7 days Full time:

    • Volunteer Kit (T-shirt and Bag of Catasia)

    • Free access for the next edition of Cartasia

    • Fuel voucher*

    • Attendance certificate**

    • Annual subscription to Artribune Magazine

    • Insurance coverage

    Volunteer for 15 days part-time:

    • Volunteer Kit (T-shirt and Bag of Catasia)

    • Free access for the next edition of Cartasia

    • Attendance certificate**

    • Annual subscription to Artribune Magazine

    • Insurance coverage

    • Your name in the exhibition catalogue

    Volunteer for 15 days Full time:

    • Volunteer Kit (T-shirt and Bag of Catasia)

    • Free access for the next edition of Cartasia

    • Fuel voucher*

    • Attendance certificate**

    • Annual subscription to Artribune Magazine

    • Insurance coverage

    • Your name in the exhibition catalogue

    • 50% discount on a masterclass or workshop at the Accademia Cinema Toscana***

    Volunteer for 40 days, 6 hours a day and one free day a week:

    • Volunteer Kit (T-shirt and Bag of Catasia)

    • Free access for the next edition of Cartasia

    • Fuel voucher*

    • Attendance certificate**

    • Annual subscription to Artribune Magazine

    • Insurance coverage

    • Your name in the exhibition catalogue

    • 50% discount on one of the three annual courses at the Accademia Cinema Toscana, such as: photography, make-up and acting, or a masterclass or workshop of your choice.***

    * The fuel voucher is not assigned to a single volunteer but to a group of at least 4 volunteers who carpool together. Once the work period is over, the volunteer/driver will have the responsibility of presenting the travel documents, after which he/she will receive a reimbursement. The organizers will take on the task of informing volunteers that live in the same area and that share the same route. It will be then up to them to carpool and let the organizers know.

    ** The attendance certificate will be presented only with a minimum participation of 50 hours, certifying the social and organizational abilities that the volunteer acquired during his/her experience at Cartasia.

    *** In exceptional cases the coupon to participate in the courses/masterclasses can be given to someone else as a gift in case the volunteer is unable to participate, and once the organizers have been notified.

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2. HOW TO APPLY

  • HOW CAN I APPLY?

    To sign up as a volunteer all you have to do is fill out the form at this link Our staff will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange an interview (possibly via Skype).

    Don't forget your CV!

  • HOW MANY DAYS CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR?

    After having given your availability you will be contacted by our staff as soon as we've established a work calendar (beginning of July). Bare in mind this may vary depending on the number of requests we've received.
  • HOW MANY HOURS WILL I WORK FOR?

    The volunteers for Cartasia will work for a minimum of 4 hours to a maximum of 8 hours a day. There will be 3 shifts: daytime (9:30 am – 6:30 pm), morning (9:30 am – 1:30 pm) or afternoon (3:30 pm – 7:30 pm). The volunteers will be contacted by the organizers near to the beginning of work and will be informed about their shift which may vary depending on the events calendar. We appreciate flexibility.
  • WHERE WILL I BE WORKING?

    The locations vary depending on the activity that you will be doing during your work period. You will be working at one of the following: Palazzo Ducale, Cavallerizza or in one of the squares where most of the Biennale events are taking place.
  • I'M AN ASSOCIATION, CAN I SUGGEST SOME ACTIVITIES?

    Of course, your contribution can make this event even better! If you'd like to suggest some activities, give your members the chance to participate or feature the Biennale on your association's website send an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR AN ANSWERING CONFIRMATION?

    It's hard to give an exact time because this will depend on the amount of applications we receive. In any case, after having sent your application you will be contacted for an interview. The team in charge of the interviews will get back to you as quickly as possible!

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3. VOLUNTEER COURSE

  • WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEER COURSE?

    All volunteers will participate in a formative course to acquire the knowledge necessary to help with the welcoming and organizational tasks, and to make your experience as unique and conscious as possible. The course will take place in the weeks following the interview (also feasible via Skype), about a week before the volunteer work begins. After the interview you will receive the results via e-mail from one of our staff members.
  • WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?

    The formation course for the volunteers will last half a day and take place in Lucca, in one of the Biennial's locations.
  • WHO IS THE ORIENTATION STAFF?

    The orientation staff are professionals in the cultural orientation sector and staff of the Biennial.
  • HOW CAN I REACH THE LOCATIONS?

    The locations for Cartasia are in the historical centre of Lucca and are easy to reach with different means of transport: Airport: the nearest international airport is Galileo Galilei in Pisa, connected to 2 of the biggest low-cost European airlines and has many international routes; Motorway: A11, Lucca est exit, head for the centre: Trains: Lucca train station is 10 minutes on foot from the locations of the Biennial; Buses: urban and non-urban buses (FlixBus, Megaubus, CPT, etc.)

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact us at:

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