The Southampton Mela Festival is a long-standing summer highlight in Southampton's events calendar which celebrates modern and traditional Asian culture. The festival will feature performances by world-class musicians and dancers and delicious authentic food and family activities will be available.

We're seeking friendly, approachable people to volunteer 4-hours of their time to help Child Bereavement UK by collecting surveys from festival goers and supporting entry into the festival by marshalling or helping in the VIP tent.

By volunteering at this festival, you will be raising much-needed funds for Child Bereavement UK as the event organisers will be making a donation for every volunteer involved. All volunteers will be supported both before and during the event by Child Bereavement UK staff. Come and enjoy a warm and family-friendly event, we look forward to welcoming you.

It's a social opportunity as well, you get to meet and talk to new people and promote the charity, it's been great. Do it, sign-up, it's for a good cause!

Dominique, Festival Volunteer

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over. Children may not join an adult to volunteer at this event. 

If you know another adult who would like to attend and volunteer with you, they need to be registered with us in advance of the event. Unregistered volunteers will not be accepted at the gate. 

Sign up to volunteer

Further information

For more details on the event including up-to-date line up and travel information visit:

Volunteers help to make our vital work possible

Equality and diversity
The Charity is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and one that challenges all forms of oppression or discrimination including those based on age, gender or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity leave, disability, race (which includes nationality, citizenship, ethnic or national origins), religion/faith or belief, sexual orientation (collectively known in law as the ‘protected characteristics’), as well as any oppression or discrimination based on other physical characteristics or impairments, occupation, income, wealth, or unrelated criminal convictions.

We encourage diversity and equality in all our volunteer roles. If you have a disability or additional need and would like to discuss this with us prior to signing up, please email: [email protected] to see how we can support you.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. By volunteering with us you are agreeing to support a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We ask you to be vigilant when you volunteer with us and report any concerns directly to members of Child Bereavement UK staff. You will be briefed on the safeguards in place for your specific role during the volunteer briefing. For more information or to read our safeguarding policy, please email: [email protected].

Terms and conditions
The description outlines some of the duties and activities you may undertake in this role. Occasionally, you may be asked to take on other duties if needed and your volunteer manager will discuss this with you.