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Saturnalia Tour Volunteer Opportunity

Join us for one last celebration as we commemorate a wonderful year and draw a close to the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival this December!

Saturnalia is a travelling installation made up of music, creative lighting, fire, interactive projection and an entertaining troupe of mischief and merrymakers. It will visit ten communities along Hadrian’s Wall over ten nights in December, drawing a close to the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival. 

We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of the Saturnalia tour.


This is a unique opportunity to be part of a once in a lifetime wall-wide knees up drawing a close to the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival and we are looking for volunteers to help us deliver these exciting events in each location. This will include:

Volunteer Stewards:

  • Welcoming visitors to the events
  • Giving information or directions to visitors
  • Supporting visitors to interact with elements of the events for example interactive projection, serving of tea
  • Helping the event team to safely manage the event sites and reporting any untoward incidents
  • Telling people more about the project and providing information about wider Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival activity
  • General stewarding duties

Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteers:

  • Encouraging visitors to tell us what they thought by supporting them to complete evaluation surveys

Full training and supervision will be provided for both roles.


Online Briefing
We would like to invite volunteers to attend an online briefing at either 6pm on Monday 5 December, 6pm on Tuesday 6 December or 6pm on Wednesday 7 December.

The events are being delivered for the communities listed below and as such we’d like to encourage volunteers to sign up to volunteer at the locations most local to them.

Volunteer shifts run from 3.30pm – 8.30pm on the following dates and locations:

Saturday 10 December

Sunday 11 December

Monday 12 December

Tuesday 13 December

Thursday 15 December

Friday 16 December

Saturday 17 December

Sunday 18 December

Monday 19 December

Tuesday 20 December

South Marine Park, South Shields, NE33 2NL

Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend, NE28 6HR 

Behind Denton Burn Library, Denton Burn, NE15 7QQ

Memorial Garden (next to Knott Memorial Hall), Heddon-on-the-Wall, NE15 0BG

Abbey Grounds, The Sele, Hexham, NE46 3LS 

Haltwhistle (TBC)

Green near Howard Memorial Shelter, Brampton, CA8 1EH

Chances Park, behind Morton Community Centre, Carlisle, CA2 6JP

Silloth Green (access via Lawn Terrace and Criffel Street) Silloth, CA7 4DA

Behind Ewanrigg & Netherton Community Centre on The Arches, Maryport, CA15 8HF

This role is unpaid, but the following will be provided:

  • Local travel expenses
  • A meal and hot drinks during your shift
  • An unforgettable and fun experience!


Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years old and will need to be available for at least one shift during the dates specified above.

Volunteers should be confident in dealing with the public and encouraging them to interact with the events.

Volunteers should be comfortable spending time outdoors for long periods of time when it will inevitably be cold and wet. Breaks will be provided indoors.


Please complete the form via the link below, giving your preferred location and role and we will get back to you!

Please contact if you have any questions