Our 15 brilliant volunteer Freedom Ambassadors underpin the festival and our year-round programme of work; we are extremely grateful for their immense contribution and boundless enthusiasm. As Ambassadors, they help give invaluable guidance and support to our volunteers. Their richly diverse life experience, knowledge and wider community involvement makes them vital enablers for our work in the city and beyond. We feel privileged to call this passionate and committed team of individuals our friends.
"I am 79 Years Old and 2015 was my first Freedom Festival Role as an Ambassador. "
"I think I can safely be described as a middle aged man, who would rather not be."
"As well as a volunteering qualification, I have gained some brilliant once-in-a-lifetime experiences and lasting friendships and connections."
"Volunteering for Freedom has opened my eyes to how large-scale events are run. I love the thrill of a fast-moving event and running around controlling the organised chaos."
"Volunteering with Freedom Festival, initially as a Freedom Maker, and now as an Ambassador, has given me, well, freedom!"
"I love helping people, especially seeing volunteer newbies grow in confidence over the festival and helping visitors to get the most out of the Festival."
"Having done over 8 years of volunteering, you get to meet a wide variety of people, as well as the opportunity to engage with various personalities. That’s what I love about it; no day is ever the same."
"Volunteering gives me a fantastic insight into how the festival works, allows me to put something meaningful back into our great city and its brilliant fun!"
I love volunteering and being a Freedom Ambassador because each opportunity is always different and you always meet new people and I think that is just GREAT!"