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Call for Out of the Box volunteers

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is calling for volunteers for its 2016 Out of the Box festival for children eight years and under to be held at QPAC and across the Cultural Precinct and South Bank, Brisbane from 21 - 28 June.

Presented biennially, Out of the Box has been curated by QPAC for 24 years. It is the only arts festival in Australia dedicated to children eight years and under and one of only a few in the world. It’s also the nation’s largest early childhood arts festival with more than 103,000 participants in the 2014 festival.

The 2016 Festival crosses over the end of the school term and into the June school holidays and provides a rich arts-based program including performances, workshops, free events and symposiums.

Out of the Box will take place within all of QPAC’s theatres and spaces and across the Cultural Precinct and South Bank in collaboration with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Museum, State Library of Queensland and South Bank.

This year the Festival is aiming to recruit 400 volunteers and is calling on South East Queensland residents to volunteer their time and skills.

Out of the Box Festival Director Brett Howe said that the delivery of the eight-day Festival would not be achievable without the enthusiasm of volunteers, many who we have seen return year after year.

“The success of this iconic event would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of volunteers who carry out vital roles in creating unique experiences for thousands of Queensland children.

“We are seeking motivated individuals who are passionate about the arts and enjoy working with children. We need approximately 50 volunteers for each day of the Festival with at least 400 in total,” said Mr Howe.

Out of the Box volunteers will be assigned diverse and rewarding roles including information booth attendants, school buddies, rovers and guides, catering assistants, workshop helpers and administration assistants.

Volunteers require a Blue Card that is valid until 29 June 2016. QPAC will ensure Blue Card applications and renewals are processed on your behalf. For volunteering enquiries, please email

Applications to become an Out of the Box Volunteer close on:

Friday 1 April 2016 - (For applicants without a current Blue Card)

Friday 22 April 2016 - (For applicants with a current Blue Card)

Program and details:

Bookings: or 136 246

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