From its inception, South Street has been generously supported by volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.  Volunteers are all passionate about the performing arts and generously giving their time and energy from June to November each year.  Every volunteer plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of competition events.  Some days this can mean up to 80 volunteers are rostered to facilitate running the sessions. It is this very support that enables the Comps to continue.

What do Royal South Street Society Volunteers do?

South Street Volunteers perform a wide range of roles in some fabulous venues in Ballarat.  Volunteers are Stage Managers, Performance Compares, Curtain Operators, Timers, Runners, Security Officers, Technical Support  (eg music co-ordination)  Front of House and Door Ushers and more.  Administrative roles include staffing the Registration Desk, Writers, Data entry, Collation of documents or Research in Archives.  The important thing is that you can be an active volunteer as little or as much as your busy life allows.

What do South Street volunteers adore about the South Street Comps?

South Street volunteers love meeting and greeting audience members and performers alike.  And they just love the thrill of the venue atmosphere.  They happily share their skills and knowledge with other volunteers as part of the rich friendships that develop along the way.  Often volunteer’s children follow in their parents footsteps, so South Street can boast generation upon generation of volunteering at the Comps.  Volunteers really do make a difference to everyone’s South Street experience while promoting the value of the performing arts.

What are the benefits of Volunteering for South Street?

South Street offers training to ensure all volunteers begin their own relationship with South Street knowledgeable, skilled and confident.  You’ll be part of Australia’s leading Eisteddfod; you will have opportunities to learn new skills, while social get-togethers during off season are fun occasions focussing on involvement in the local community, and participating as a volunteer at South Street can be an impressive addition to your resume.  And if you’re new to this region, volunteering can also help you create a social network.You will also be entitled to free admission to performances during the competitions as well as discount on merchandise*.*Conditions apply

Who can become a South Street Volunteer?

Teenagers*, students*, young adults, retired people, singles and couples.We ask volunteers to make a commitment to complete FOUR rostered shifts, however, we have found volunteers become addicted and during the comps our volunteers can be very busy indeed!South Street soon becomes an absorbing and rewarding experience*Must be over 16 years of age. Must hold a valid WWWC Card or VIT Card (Teachers). For every shift you receive a credit pass 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 South Street is a wonderful experience, read some stories from some of our volunteers of their time and special memories at Royal South Street Society.



      Mary-Rose’s Story                                                  Amanda Milton                                                                Michelle Urquhart                                                        Julie’s Journey


Andrea Brown                                                                                                                Brenda Green Memories                                                               Lorraine Harvey



 Kellie Fishwick-Roscoe Story                                                            Wendy Riding Story                                           Kylie Cleary                                                        Lynda Grant




Kerryn Waddell                                                                              Rebecca Garlick                                                          Graham Paulin profile 2021

Why not join our existing volunteers, and play your part in the busy, exhilarating life of Australia’s leading Eisteddfod?

Fill out our online form below and we will be in touch to workout what role might best suit you. Alternatively have a chat to Julie 5332 1054, julie@royalsouthstreet.com.au about volunteering

Volunteers Expression of Interest Form

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