To be honest we didn’t know many of these volunteers personally, they were just given a very brief (about 10 minutes) interview the week before. But because it was a festival that took place both inside and outside of businesses we found that it was easy to keep everyone motivated. The main thing was that they were friendly and helpful! Haha! 🙂
We also had seven venue managers who were employed for the day. These people had to be from the postcode area and unemployed, as it allowed us to offer a paid opportunity for those who really needed it.