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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will run from May 2021 – May 2022

This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. Our city has moved people for centuries.For a whole year, we will celebrate our city with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.

As well as these big celebrations, our city will show its unexpected side, with more intimate experiences and ways to get involved across every ward of the city.

It is envisaged that over 5000 volunteers will be needed in delivering this once in a lifetime opportunity.


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Volunteering Opportunities
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Coventry City of Culture Trust

For a full 12 months the Trust will co-ordinating work across the City, volunteering opportunities will exist from the 9 day opening spectacular to supporting events and being a city host, to leading other volunteers.

University of Warwick City of Culture Programme

From May 2021 to May 2022, Warwick will be putting on a programme of events and activity that works with our local communities and highlights how our research is able to change lives. Including roadshows at venues across the city and a campus festival, we will be looking to showcase everything that makes Warwick special and provide opportunities for all our staff and students.

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Coventry wide opportunities
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Time Commitment
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Volunteering is flexible as you can attend as many sessions as you want and join at any time during the year and get involved right through into the next academic year.

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No previous experience is required. Enthusiasm and joy to give back to the community is all we need.

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Why get involved?
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Coventry City of Culture Trust:

From May 2021, our reign as UK City of Culture 2021 begins. What an opportunity for visitors to experience the city we know and love.

Who better to welcome them than YOU!

Our painters, chefs and bakers. Our dancers, singers and skaters. Our brewers and do-ers. Our history buffs. Our music makers. Our mums and dads. Those of us with sky blue in our veins.

We want you to share your passion. Share your Cov. We believe everyone has something to give and something to gain.

We’re looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase our city.

Coventry only moves like it does thanks to the people who live here.

Volunteers will be rewarded with limited edition uniform, training, rewards from our partners and professional head-shots.

Imagine being able to say... "I was part of that".

University of Warwick City of Culture Programme:

Our public programme is aimed at working with diverse communities across Coventry and ensuring our research and teaching is able to contribute to Coventry’s culture, society, economy, and health and wellbeing.

View our top reasons why you should volunteer

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This is an external opportunity
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Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.

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How to get involved
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Sign up here to register your interest in the Coventry City of Culture Trust and/or the University of Warwick's City of Culture Programme.

As opportunities become available we will send notifications to those wishing to volunteer. Register your interest now to avoid missing out!

This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers.