Volunteer Callout - Pollution Pods

Pollution Pods is coming to Brownsea Island 25 – 29 October 2019, as an Inside Out Dorset signature event, produced by Activate Performing Arts, in conjunction with Cape Farewell, an artist-led organisation using culture to change how people think about climate change. Michael Pinsky’s unique outdoor immersive installation of five interlinked geodesic domes take the visitor on a fascinating journey through pollution from across the world as each climate-controlled pod recreate the air quality, smell and temperatures from five major cities– Tautra, London, Beijing, Sao Paulo and New Delhi. Pollution Pods have been touring internationally, where they have been experienced by over 60,000 people.


We are seeking volunteers to join our team to help with two different areas:

Build Volunteers: We are looking for practical people to assist the Pollution Pods technical team during installation including building the geodesic domes and setting up equipment, together with the de-rig at the end. Suitable for people with practical skills, able to lift and move equipment, comfortable following instructions from Lead Technician and happy working outside for long days.
Dates: 22, 23, 24 October 2019 (8am – 6pm approx)
29 October 2019 (4pm – 8pm approx)
30 October 2019 (8am – 6pm approx)
We do need volunteers who can commit to full long days and preferably multiple days on the build schedule. Check out this video to get an idea of how the pods are built:

Visitor Facilitators: This role will be to assist the production team in managing visitors, crowd flow and enquiries during the opening hours of Pollution Pods. This will involve relaying
information to visitors, helping to ensure a positive experience for all. Suitable for anyone who enjoys interacting with visitors with a calm, friendly approach and happy working outside in all weathers, with periods of standing.
Dates: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 October 2019
Shifts will be split into a morning or afternoons and will be approximately 4 hours long.


To sign up, please complete this VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM (click link)

Enquiries to: nicola@activateperformingarts.org.uk

Closing date: 
Sunday 20th October 2019
Contact phone number: 
01305 260954
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