About volunteering

We couldn’t run Factory International and Manchester International Festival without the dedication, energy and enthusiasm of our amazing volunteers. Some 440 volunteers got involved in MIF21, our last festival, doing everything from helping out with preparations to greeting the public at our events. Our diverse and supportive community of volunteers is one of our greatest assets – passionate about the arts, the Festival and our city.

We’re currently creating a new volunteer programme that will provide unique opportunities to get involved at Factory International, our year-round home opening in 2023. We’ll also be returning with MIF23, where we’ll once again be looking to recruit an amazing team of festival volunteers to get stuck in to another 18 extraordinary days.

How do I sign up?

Our call out for volunteers hasn't opened yet, but we will update this page with all of the details when more information is available.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get in touch with the Volunteering Team, please email volunteering@factoryinternational.org.

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