Zero Waste Heroes 2023

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival/Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa
24 February 2023 to 5 March 2023

Hamilton Arts Festival/Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa has a great programme for 2023 with many of the acts from 2022(festival cancelled), returning next year and some other exciting shows. The programme can be viewed at

Hamilton Arts Festival /Toi Ora Ki Kirikiriroa needs Zero Waste Heroes who are passionate about the environment and recycling and want to support our goal of having a zero waste festival. A Zero Waste Hero will be sifting and sorting at waste stations in the Festival Hub and on the Rhododendron lawn . Audiences will bring their 'rubbish' to the waste station and will be encouraged to sift and sort it themselves under the watchful eyes of our heroes, and place it in the appropriate bin.
We know how busy people are at this time of year so apply to do one shift or multiple shifts depending on your availability.
Zero Heroes will be required to set up the waste stations and tidy up the site prior to finishing for the evening.
Zero Waste Heroes will be supplied with the right protective gear to be safe from cuts and scratches.
This is the fourth year we have had these roles at the festival and we are very excited to be on the pathway towards zero waste.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity, you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities


A passion for recycling
Good communication skills
A can-do attitude
A sense of humour
There are no Covid requirements at this stage.

Time commitment:

We require 1- 2 volunteers to run each "sift and sort" station while the festival is operating.
Weekdays: 4.30-10pm - one shift
Weekends: 11am-10pm - 2-3 shifts
Volunteers will be rostered on during these times.

There will be an opportunity to attend some of the shows while on site.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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