I have had the pleasure of coordinating the U.DANCE volunteers for this years festival and it has been a really great opportunity. Not only have I been able to meet a really lovely range of enthusiastic and committed young people I have also been able to help shape some really useful and valuable training for them via Plymouth Dance and these training opportunities have helped them to build really valuable skills that will equip them for future work as well as being really useful for U.DANCE.
Over the last few months we have been running first aid, child protection, project management, marketing, customer service and networking training, along with providing lots of opportunities for the volunteers to volunteer with other local creative projects and events to build up their skills ahead of U.DANCE. We even had training on the history of the city with the lovely Chris Robinson!
Everyone on the team is passionate about arts and creativity and are really looking forward to being a part of the festival and I am really excited that we have been able to equip them with a really great range of skills and opportunities ahead of the festival to make sure they are ready for everything the festival will throw at them!
We have all our schedules and responsibilities in place and cannot wait to don our blue t-shirts and welcome everyone here to the city for the U.DANCE weekend.