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We are lucky and proud to have had many wonderful people volunteering with us so far. We could not run things without the fantastic support we receive from dedicated volunteers, and would like to offer the opportunity for others to become part of this exciting on-going process. We currently have a range of exciting opportunities for you to get involved in our Harvest Festival at Metal Peterborough. Here’s a bit about our Harvest Festival….

About Harvest Festival

Metal is creating a new cultural, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s city centre. The two-day festival will take place in Cathedral Square on the 19th and 20th September 2015. To deliver this, Metal is working in partnership with international lead artists Lucy and Jorge Orta, with the realisation of their first outdoor meal for 500 people in the UK and the diverse communities of Peterborough to re-imagine the traditional Harvest Festival.

The project will be built around a spectacular outdoor event, in the historic Cathedral Square, bringing 500 residents together for dinner; a Farmer’s Market; an outdoor evening music concert and 1000 more local people contributing through music, dance, craft, performance and ritual procession. Overall this city wide, family orientated event will focus on ecological and social sustainability including localism, food production, food waste/sustainability, agricultural education and collective responses to the land. The themes align well with the historic, social, economic and environmental aspirations of Peterborough.

Read more about Harvest here. 


For such a large scale event we are looking to recruit a number of volunteers who are excited about getting into the spirt of the event! Some of the job roles are listed below.

Volunteer Roles

  • Assistant Chefs
  • Waiting Staff
  • Servers
  • Front of House
  • Bread Making Workshop Assistants
  • Event Steward
  • Assistant to Stage Manager
  • Assistant to Production Manager
  • Parade Leaders
  • Assistant to Artists
  • Marketing and Social Media Assistants
  • Photographers

Download the Volunteer Role information pack here – HarvestVolunteers 

If you are interested in helping us by volunteering for the Harvest Festival please email


Harvest Volunteer Opportunities