Getting Involved

Anyone can take part in the Nottingham Carnival and it takes hundreds of performers and volunteers to make every Carnival a success.

This is how you can get involved: 

Performers

If you or your child would like to be a part of a Carnival troupe please check the troupe page and choose a troupe to join. 

Volunteers

Below are the volunteering opportunities that we typically look for, but if you can lend a hand in any other way then please do contact us

Schools

We are looking for local primary and secondary schools to get involved in themed activities and competitions before this year’s Carnival. If your school would like to be involved then please do contact us and our Schools Liaison Officer will be in touch.

Carnival Stewards/Site Volunteers

A vital and prominent role in Carnival – easy to do and very rewarding. The show cannot go on without you!

Photography and Filming Assistants 

Are you a brilliant photographer looking for some exposure? (Please bear in mind that we will ask for copies of your images for marketing purposes.)

Press and Marketing Assistants

Do you have experience of working in PR? Got some marketing ideas? We need people to assist with writing press releases, building our contacts list, writing copy, distributing publicity and coming up with some crazy (but cheap) marketing ideas.

Admin Assistants

We always need reliable and organised people to help with the multitude of office tasks.

Costume making

The dazzling costumes take months of planning and hours to make. If you can sew a costume, stick feathers and sequins on or help with designs we need you.

Please note: The Nottingham Carnival is funded entirely by grants, sponsorship and stalls. We can pay for any expenses you incur, but we are unable to pay for your time.

However you are planning on getting involved in Nottingham’s largest festival please contact us as soon as possible to register your interest by email on carnival@tuntum.co.uk or phone 0115 9166 066.