Townsville Eisteddfod Inc. is a non-profit organisation and relies totally on voluntary effort.

Our volunteers work in an atmosphere of friendly teamwork. Most volunteers like to work on sessions in which they have a personal interest and where they can meet people with similar interests. Many of our current volunteers are former competitors or parents of former competitors. There is always time for social interaction.

As far as possible, tasks are allocated to suit the individual’s skills and preferences and the hours they are willing to commit.

Typical Tasks –

Chairpersons announce items, changes, rulings and results and conduct prize presentations. (best suited to people used to speaking in public, conducting meetings, etc.)

Ushers take tickets at the door, issue pass outs and ensure the comfort and safety of all patrons. A brief, free training session is compulsory for ushers.

Pencillers act as the adjudicator’s assistant, allowing the adjudicator to focus on the performance rather than the paperwork (most adjudicators prefer to dictate their notes).

Marshals work backstage, organising competitors before their performances.

Timekeepers time each item where time limits apply.

Ticket and Programme Sales.

General administration tasks that may start in May and continue to the end of the Eisteddfod.