Volunteering with Journeys Festival International 

Journeys Festival International celebrates the creative talent of exceptional refugee and asylum seeker artists and shares refugee experiences through great art and culture.

Produced by ArtReach, the Festival takes place at various locations and venues across the cities of Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth each year.


Through a wide and exciting range of creative media and disciplines including live music, workshops, theatre, performance, film, discussion, exhibitions and pop-up events, Journeys Festival International aims to bring the exceptional talent of local, national and international refugee artists into the public eye. 

Want to be a part of this? In addition to the core team that produces and manages the Festival, we are on the look for a team of enthusiastic volunteers.


No minute will be the same as you go from helping share information with the public, support the talented artists and workshops before gaining a deeper appreciation of working in the arts by helping with evaluation tasks.


We will cover expenses for volunteers and anticipate that this should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for volunteers from any background.

Volunteers (aged 18+) are needed throughout the year in each location.

Volunteers will have a full briefing in each city ahead of each event and main Festival.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the assistant producer in your area with the following information:


  • Name and contact details

  • General availability 

  • A bit about yourself and why you are interested in taking part in the festival.

  • Any access needs or questions you might have


Join the conversation:

@JourneysFest or #JFILeics #JFIMcr #JFIPorts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

There are a number of ways you can get involved as a volunteer with Journeys Festival International.

Volunteer at JFI Leicester

Festival dates 15-30 August

Deadline to apply 1 August 12pm

Email your details here: Hannah@artreach.biz

Call 0116 2616 882

Volunteer at JFI Manchester

Festival dates 4-13 October

Deadline to apply 16 September 12pm

Email your details here: Nuria@artreach.biz

Call 0161 273 4090

Volunteer at JFI Portsmouth

Festival dates 18-27 October

Deadline to apply 28 September 12pm

Email your details here: Eleanor@artreach.biz

Call 023 93870 181







ArtReach (Trust) LTD Head Office LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester. LE1 1RA

Registered Office at LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE. Reg Number 06669673

England Charity Reg No. 1180816