Volunteer at the London Mela

16th Jul 2012

Oxfam are looking for some people passionate about global justice to volunteer at the London Mela. One of London's biggest parties, the Mela will host stars such as Jaz Dhami and live band, DJs from the Asian Network and a BBC introducing stage curated by DJ Bobby Friction

This year's O2 London Mela will be held in Gunnersbury Park on Sunday 19th August, and Oxfam will be hosting a space at the festival to explain Oxfam's work and give people a chance to engage with some of the projects. Would you like to plant a seed of change, and start growing your way towards a fair food system? How about taking part in our development board game, to see how Oxfam responds to disasters around the world?

Packed full of activities, there will be something for everyone. Oxfam are looking for 25 volunteers with good communication skills to draw people into the Oxfam tent, and to engage with them. Lunch, dinner, and travel expenses will be covered. Volunteers will be needed onsite from 11am-9pm, and volunteering shifts will last around 4 hours with the chance to explore the rest of the festival in between. A full briefing by Oxfam staff will be given in the morning and staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions.

It's the 10th anniversary of the MELA this year and there are plans to celebrate in style with a spectacular carnival, a photographic exhibition of the Mela's history, a concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra and a firework finale. They'll be plenty of activities, attractions, shows and music throughout the day. It's an event not to be missed- to join the MELA and support Oxfam at the same time, email Salma on ssultana@oxfam.org.uk to find out how to get involved.