Volunteer with us

Deptford X has a small core team, so we're always looking for volunteers to assist us throughout the year but especially during the festival. If you are keen to take part in this year's festival please leave us your details.

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 in July (dates tbc), in a wide range of public sites and outdoor spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways.

Volunteers help to look after artworks, help us document everything that’s going on, chat to visitors, staff the information points, gather evaluation information and help fundraise for Deptford X.  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 the year– this can help build specific skill sets linked to programme delivery such as art handling and installing.

We don’t require any previous experience in the arts and we will have both online remote working volunteer opportunities as well as on-site opportunities.


Sign up!
To sign up please fill in this form once we have your information a member of staff will get in touch with you.

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


Please ask us about what we can do to meet your access needs for signing up and participating. We will accept registrations over the phone – please let us know if you would like to apply in this way and we can call you to run through the registration form. 


Drop us an email with a contact telephone number so that we can get back to you: admin@deptfordx.org