Volunteer Programme

Manchester Caribbean Carnival is always looking for culturally aware and creative individuals to join our volunteer team.

The Manchester Caribbean Carnival Volunteer Programme engages with people aged 18yrs and over from all backgrounds in supporting our annual carnival. The Programme creates a platform for volunteers to add value to the event, whilst giving opportunities to develop new skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and have fun!

We have many areas where you can get involved:

  • Event ambassador.
  • Parade Marshall.
  • Backstage Support.
  • Hospitality.
  • Social Media Management support
  • Event management support.

If you are interested get in touch with us for further details.


Ways to Take Part

There are many ways you can get involved in The Manchester Caribbean Carnival.

  • Event ambassador.
  • Parade Marshall.
  • Backstage Support.
  • Hospitality.
  • Social media management support.
  • Event management support.
  • Enter a float.
  • Join a Mas Band.
  • Become a dance troupe member.
  • Be a main stage act or DJ.
  • Watch the show in Alexandra Park.
  • Follow the parade through the streets.
  • Follow us on social media.
  • Sponsor the carnival.
  • Be a trader.
  • And, much more.

Costume Workshops

Are you getting ready for carnival 2024? Do you need help making a costume? Why not get involved with a costume making workshop, meet new people and have some fun? Details about next year’s costume workshops will be released in due course.


What to do now

Please use below form to apply.

How many hours per day could you volunteer?
Are you interested in occasional 'on call' work?
Is English your primary language?
If any, what other languages do you speak?
I am interested in volunteering because...
What skills & experience you would bring to the carnival Festival, e.g. community organisations, first aid, working with diverse cultures, working at other festivals?)
I would particularly like to develop the following skills & knowledge.
If you have any access requirements or health conditions (e.g. medication or allergies etc.) that we should know about please tell us here.
Do you have any convictions which are unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974? Having a conviction doesn't mean you can't volunteer with us. When we talk about your application we can discuss any convictions then.
How did you find out about volunteering at the Caribbean Days Festival?

If you have any difficulties, please contact a committee member. We look forward to you joining our party!