Volunteer registrations for the 2016 Ubud Food Festival now open

Posted: 28 March 2016 Category: Blog

Volunteer Team

Do you have an interest in food, cooking and the hospitality industry? Do you enjoy meeting new people and learning about other cultures? Do you enjoy the challenge on working on a world-class event with a team of dedicated volunteers?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should register to become an Ubud Food Festival volunteer.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated team of Indonesian food enthusiasts with strong English-language skills to join our team.

Please note that we can only accept up to 60 volunteers this year.

Volunteering at the Ubud Food Festival:

Volunteers play an integral role in helping make the Ubud Food Festival such an enjoyable event. In recognition of this, we ensure that our volunteers have:

  • All the right information at the right time
  • The ability to work in areas that are of interest to them
  • The support and guidance of an experienced supervisor
  • The ability to meet with each other and their supervisors at the Volunteer
  • Orientation Day on 25 May.
  • Access to special facilities, including the Volunteer Base Camp.

How to become a volunteer:

We are currently accepting applications for 2016 volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer with the Ubud Food Festival, please first read the detailed information provided in our volunteering Fact Sheet.

Then, visit our Volunteer Registration form and fill out the relevant information. After you have sent the registration form, please wait for our email confirmation.

Successful applicants will be notified by email in mid-April, with Festival schedules provided in early May.

Please note that we need you to be very flexible in term of your schedule prior to or during the Festival, and that volunteer shifts will be 3 x 5 hours. All volunteers also must be available to attend the Volunteer Orientation on 25 May. If you cannot attend, you cannot volunteer.

Volunteer roles and work areas:

We need assistance across a wide range of areas including:

  • Box Office*
  • Floaters to work in various areas across the Festival
  • Information Centre
  • Media Centre
  • MC
  • Programs
  • Volunteer Base Camp*
  • Supervisors, who will manage their own teams and report directly to UFF staff*

*Please note these positions may start before the Festival period (27-29 May) and as such will need to be reflected in your availability.

Volunteers for the Ubud Food Festival will receive:

  • A pro-rota Cooking Demonstration ticket per shift worked*
  • An Ubud Food Festival t-shirt
  • A meal on working days
  • A meeting place and support from the Festival team at the Volunteer Base Camp
  • An invitation to the closing party party on 29 May.

*For example, for each 5 hour shift worked, you will receive one Cooking Demonstration ticket. Other ticketed events must be purchased at your own cost. Please note that while we will do our best to provide your first choice option, this cannot always be guaranteed.

We do not provide:

  • Transportation to and from the event
  • Meals on non-volunteering days
  • Accommodation or other expenses
  • Visa sponsorship or support

To apply to become a UFF volunteer, please register your interest via the Volunteer Registration form.