Attitude is Everything launches the Accessible Volunteering Guide 

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Accessible Volunteering Guide as part of our Beyond the Music programme, a three-year programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to improve accessibility to the music and live events industries. 

The guide was created by a combination of our over 20 years’ experience working in the music and live events industries, including providing opportunities for disabled volunteers at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and several other events.  

Volunteering is a fantastic way for audiences to connect with and participate in the festivals and events they love and it is vital that disabled people have the same opportunities to volunteer as any other music lover. This new guide gives festivals and events the knowledge and tools they need to support disabled people to volunteer without barriers.

Paul Hawkins, Head of Volunteering and Skills Development, Attitude is Everything

Throughout our new guide, we share tips and guidance on how to make your events more inclusive and accessible for the disabled volunteers you work with. You’ll notice that we focus on festivals – as this is where most of our experience lies. However, we hope that our advice and guidance prove useful to the music and live industries in general, as well as other sectors that work with volunteers. 

Topics covered include: 

  • How to create accessible resources 
  • How to work with and support Personal Assisants 
  • How to manage reasonable adjustments 

There are several recommendations within the guide which we look forward to implementing and we hope will make a positive impact to the experience of volunteers joining us in the future.

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Graphic with text reading: Accessible Volunteering Guide, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Logos: Attitude is Everything, Beyond the Music, National Lottery Community Fund. Graphic of volunteers at a festival and a big hand holding a mic