A Call to Service : Volunteer at Chale Wote Festival 2013

ImageHi Friends!


CHALE WOTE is just around the corner. This year for the first time, the festival will be two days – Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th, 10:00am-7:00pm. We have more artists taking part and more activities planned. So we will need a whole lot of help to make this happen.

We are looking for serious, enthusiastic people to come on board the CHALE WOTE train. If you are passionate about community and art and want to be a part of something big and beautiful, keep reading.

We will have 3 meetings in August in preparation for the festival. All meetings will take place in James Town at the Theatre for Change in the GAMADA complex [Ga Mashie Development Agency]. GAMADA is two buildings to the right of the Light House on High Street. Please bear in mind this is a one-way street. Parking is available on the streets near the Light House. We start the meetings promptly on time.


Meeting #1: Saturday, August 3rd 1-3pm

Introduction to the festival

Sign up for a volunteer position, Meet with team leaders and Learn the ropes of CHALE WOTE 2013


Meeting #2: Saturday, August 17th 12noon-5pm

We need all hands on deck to help make masquerade masks for a fundraiser party on Friday, August 23rd [location TBD]. We’ll have a DJ jam to get folks excited for the festival and to raise some additional funding for art materials and supplies. On this meeting day, we’ll have all of the materials ready. Come with your friends and let’s make masks together.


Meeting #3: Saturday, August 31st 1-3pm

Final meeting with team coordinators to discuss duties on the days of the festival

Walkthrough entire festival route and activity stations


If you sign up as a volunteer, please plan on attending all three meetings. Volunteer duties can include site setup/breakdown, equipment arrangement, materials + supplies distribution, calls + coordination, printing, food/water distribution, artist assistance, etc.

Categories for Volunteering include:

General Logistics

Visual Art [murals, installations, photography exhibitions]

Performing Arts [dance, traditional music, highlife music, beach concert, theater + spoken word, extreme sports]

Film Festival

Fashion Vendor Marketplace

The Accra Cookout [international food court]

The Talk Party Series [seminar/Q+A]

Children’s City Zone [theater, film festival, hip hop performance, dance, face painting, murals]

Historical Walking Tour

Festival Information Station

Media Promotion + Marketing

Public Space Installation

Tell a friend to tell a friend we can all make Chale Wote 2013 fun!

All the best,

The ACCRA [dot] ALT Team



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