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Hi from all of us at Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival!

It’s going to be an exciting year as we’re celebrating the 11th year of the International Youth Arts Festival​ (IYAF), which comes to Kingston-upon-Thames from 5 - 14 July 2018​.

Every July IYAF hosts 10 days of exciting performances from the best young artists under 26. Catch theatre, carnival, film, circus, music, dance and more shows from the UK + overseas


What is Creative Youth?

Creative Youth is a not-for-profit, registered charity that aims to enable young people to realise their potential through the Arts.

We have been programming and managing IYAF since it began in 2009!


Core aims: 

★ Enabling young people to realise their potential through the Arts 

★ Equipping young people with skills and confidence to succeed 

★ Celebrating the achievements of young people in the Arts 

★ Producing high-quality programmes showcasing young & emerging artists


What do volunteers do?

As a volunteer for IYAF you'll become part of a core volunteer group working together to ensure each festival show goes as smoothly as possible.

At IYAF this can include:

  • greeting international artists
  • running the merchandise table at our venues
  • assisting with the box office
  • working in the photography team
  • ushering at shows and taking care of our audiences
  • flyering,/surveying audiences
  • writing reviews and sharing online
  • serving canapés at the opening gala event
  • assisting with technical equipment 


What do I gain?

➔ Enhance your CV

➔ Build skills set

➔ Gain confidence

➔ FREE entry to shows

➔ Meet new people

➔ Fun!


How many days would I volunteer?

Volunteer with us for anywhere between one and ten days.

We'll cover your London travel expenses to and from the Festival and give you free entry to the entire IYAF programme!


Where is it?

A short train ride from central London and with good transport links to Surrey, Kingston-upon-Thames provides the perfect setting for a vibrant and internationally-focused arts festival.


How do I sign up?

Register your interest via the APPLY link above.


  • Must be age 16+

  • Must arrange your own travel to Kingston - we will cover reasonable travel expenses.
  • Must be legally staying or residing within the UK at the time. Unfortunately we cannot fund or facilitate Visa applications.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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