450 volunteers helped us stage MIF17 this summer. At every Festival, our dedicated volunteers bring energy and enthusiasm to a wide variety of roles, from helping in our office to greeting the public at our events.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to learn new skills and build confidence while helping to put on one of the country’s most exciting cultural festivals. MIF volunteers are a diverse and supportive community who are passionate about the arts, the Festival and our city

If you have any questions about volunteering at MIF, please email volunteering@mif.co.uk or call the team on 0161 817 4549.

Photos: © Adam Kilkenny, Emily Hughes, Francesca Mitchell, Kate Hardy, Katherine Farquhar & Tarnish Vision

Become an MIF member

If you’d like to get even closer to the Festival, consider becoming an MIF Pioneer. Our Pioneers play a key role in supporting the Festival and get nearer to the heart of what we do.

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