Event volunteers

Volunteers are a key part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation team and play a vital role in the daily operations of the Abbotsford Convent, and in particular, for our events and programming. Participants in the Convent Event Volunteer Program have the opportunity to assist on a variety of events and support the artistic and cultural projects of the organisation.

Our major programs

Open Spaces
Open Spaces is our flagship program, presented over a weekend in November. Open Spaces festival is a celebration of the Convent’s spaces and places, showcasing the creative community at the heart of it all. The event features a diverse program of art, design, markets, tours, food, wellbeing and live music. From interactive performances to world beats in our heritage gardens, Open Spaces is our annual exploration of multi-disciplinary arts, diverse cultures, collaboration and place. Applications for volunteering will open in August.

Music in the Round
Music in the Round is our annual classical music event, featuring a stellar list of internationally acclaimed musicians. Music in the Round takes place over one day in September, across many of our beautiful heritage spaces.

Convent Live
Convent Live is a year-long series of live music, theatre and dance performances. Volunteer applications are open year round.

All event volunteering is currently on hold. This page will be updated when opportunities become available.