The Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod has been generously supported by volunteers of all ages and backgrounds from its inception in 1891.  Volunteers are integral to the planning and success of the annual Eisteddfod!

Our fabulous volunteers are all passionate about the performing arts and generously giving their time and energy to the Eisteddfod from June to November each year. They play a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of the Eisteddfod events; some days this can mean up to 80 volunteers are rostered to facilitate running the sessions.

What do Royal South Street Society Volunteers do?

Royal South Street Society Volunteers perform a wide range of roles supporting Disciplines throughout the Eisteddfod season in some fabulous venues throughout our region.  Volunteer roles include Discipline Committees, Stage Managers, Performance Comperes, Curtain Operators, Timers, Runners, Security Officers, Front of House and Door Ushers and more.  Administrative roles include staffing the Registration Desk, Writers, Data entry, Collation of documents or Research in the Royal South Street Society Archives.

The important thing is that you can be an active volunteer as little or as much as your busy life allows.

What do Royal South Street Society volunteers love about the annual Eisteddfod?

Royal South Street Society volunteers love meeting and greeting audience members and performers alike. They are often the welcoming face that greets the audience, and they love the thrill of the venue atmosphere and excitement of the performers.

Long term Volunteers happily share their skills and knowledge with new volunteers, and many rich friendships are developed along the way.  In fact, it has become a family tradition, with many generations continuing their support the disciplines they love they most by volunteering in various capacities at the annual Eisteddfod.

Volunteers really do make a difference to everyone’s Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod experience while promoting and encouraging participation, enjoyment and enrichment through the performing arts.

What are the benefits of Volunteering for the Royal South Street Society?

  • You will be part of Australia’s premier Eisteddfod!
  • You will be doing your part to help nurture the stars of tomorrow in the performing arts!
  • You will have opportunities to learn new skills!
  • You can enjoy social gatherings during off season!
  • If you’re new to this region, volunteering can also help you create a social network!
  • Participating as a volunteer at the Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod can also be an impressive addition to your resume if you are young performing artist or student.
  • You will be entitled to free admission to performances during the competitions as well as discount on merchandise*.    *Conditions apply

The Royal South Street Society offers training to learn new skills and ensures all volunteers begin their relationship with the Ballarat Eisteddfod knowledgeable, skilled and confident.

Who can become a Royal South Street Society Volunteer?

Teenagers*, students*, young adults, retirees, singles and couples. We ask volunteers to make a commitment to complete FOUR rostered shifts, however, we have found volunteers love participating and during the Eisteddfod our volunteers can be very busy indeed! The Royal South Street Society Ballarat Eisteddfod soon becomes an absorbing and rewarding experience!

*Volunteers must be over 16 years of age. Must hold a valid WWWC Card or VIT Card (Teachers). Volunteers receive a credit pass for every shift they work, to watch your favorite section. * Not valid for booked sessions

Volunteer’s Stories

Don’t just take it from us that being a volunteer for Royal South Street Society is a wonderful experience, read stories from some of our volunteers of their time and special memories at Royal South Street Society.


Information for our Current Volunteers

2024 Sections to be updated…

Discipline Schedule Venue
Energetiks Dance September Federation University
Calisthenics October Federation University

Come along and join our fabulous Volunteer Team – play your part in the busy and entertaining life of Australia’s premier Eisteddfod?

Fill out our online form below and we will be in touch to match a role that will suit you. Alternatively contact us on 5332 1054 or volunteer@royalsouthstreet.com.au

Volunteers Expression of Interest Form

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