Sunday the 19th August 2012 sees the O2 London Mela hit Gunnersbury Park for its 10th birthday celebrations.
O2 London Mela is billed as “a free festival for all the family” and runs from 1pm -9pm and features entertainment based over nine different zones. This year’s event will feature live bands and stars such as Jaz Dhami, DJs from the Asian Network, Red Poppies (an all-female drumming group from China) and the BBC Introducing Stage curated by DJ Bobby Friction.
As well as that there is also the Community & Kids zone, which features lots to do for the younger generation. Finally there will be the lovely food market, stalls and a fun-fair.
The festival has support from the British Heart Foundation and Oxfam as its two official charity partners, and also O2, Khukuri, Eastern Eye and Emergency Exit Arts as some of its supporting sponsors.
Oxfam are looking for people who are passionate about global justice to volunteer and help the charity out on the day. Oxfam will be hosting a space at the festival which will help explain the amazing work they do and give the festival goers a chance to engage with some of their current projects.
Oxfam are looking for 25 volunteers who have amazing communication skills to help attract as many people as possible to the Oxfam space and to engage with them.
Volunteers will be required on the festival site from 11am until 9pm, with lunch, dinner and travel expenses being covered. Shifts will last around four hours, so volunteers will have plenty of time to explore the rest of the festival in-between. The Oxfam team will also give a full briefing prior to the festival kicking off, and will be around all day to help answer any questions volunteers might have.
If you’re interested please emails Salma from Oxfam on firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how you can get more involved.