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Event Assistant - AsiaTOPA

  • Location: Abbotsford VIC
  • Commitment: One off - an event
  • Category: Arts & Culture
  • Time Required

    Various times from 20 February - 2 March

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • People with disability
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Arts, Craft & Photography
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Music & Entertainment
  • Training

    Training for the role will be provided on the day prior to the event.

  • Requirements

    Volunteers will need to choose at least one event, but can choose multiple to assist at. For Huru-Hara and When It Rains volunteers will need to work at least 2 shifts across the given dates.

Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts returns to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. At Abbotsford Convent, we will be presenting many events and volunteers are required to assist with a variety of tasks including installing and painting artworks, event assistance, supervising exhibitions, directing and greeting patrons.

Volunteers can assist at one or multiple events below. Please select your shift preferences via the link given after you apply.


2-3 Shifts across:

  • 10-15 Feb, 10am-6pm OR 10am-2pm OR 2pm-6pm
  • 17-20 Feb, 10am-6pm OR 10am-2pm OR 2pm-6pm

Huru-Hara is a dive bar that will be taking place 20 February - 1 March. We are looking for volunteers with an interest in visual art and/or set design to help us create this living artwork. Volunteers will assist artists with installing and painting artworks and the bar and collecting recycled materials from around town. This will involve some heavy lifting.

Double Delicious


  • Thursday 27 February: 6pm-9.30pm
  • Friday 28 February: 4.30pm-11pm
  • Saturday 29 February: 4.30pm-11pm
  • Sunday 1 March: 4.30pm-8pm

Double Delicious is a storytelling and culinary experience where five cooks, including Benjamin Law and Elizabeth Chong, share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives. Volunteers will need to be comfortable and capable with food service as they will be carrying trays of food and serving meals onto tables.

When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon)

2 x shifts across:

  • 20 - 23 February: 10.45am-3.15pm OR 3.00pm-7.15pm
  • 27 February - 1 March:¬†10.45am-3.15pm OR 3.00pm-7.15pm

When It Rains (I feel like eating Jeon) is a sound installation inspired by the story of a Korean elder in Ansan, who takes a walk everyday to the place where the sea used to be. This work considers the solvent connections between site, sensation and memory, and the routines that we associate with these. Volunteers will help to supervise the exhibit and provide information to patrons.