Volunteer with us


Founded in 1998 as an artist-led project rooted in Deptford’s creative communities, Deptford X has grown to become one of the UK’s leading festivals of contemporary art. The festival will take place over 10 days at the end of September 2019, in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways. 

Deptford X works with volunteers during the festival, without whom it simply would not be possible! Volunteers help to look after artworks, get involved with workshops and live events, help us document everything that’s going on, chat to visitors, and staff the information points, gather evaluation information and sell Deptford X merchandise.  Previously, volunteers have shared some of their specific talents with us, such as photography or content creation. There will also be opportunities to assist with festival preparation earlier in September – this can help build specific skill sets linked to programme delivery such as liaising with artists, art handling and installing. 

We don’t require any previous experience in the arts! We’ll listen to what you want to learn or get out of the experience. We’ll do an induction so you know exactly what is expected of you.

Please email admin@deptfordx.org to register an initial expression of interest or find out more about ways to get involved. We will contact potential volunteers in the summer to confirm their availability.

If you’re interested in other volunteering opportunities in Lewisham, check out our friends VAL, who do great work helping volunteers make a difference for charities, community groups and social enterprises.