Fancy volunteering for the Red Brigade at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018?

If you’re interested in volunteering in 2018, please read the information below to find out what sort of roles are needed and look out for our volunteer call out in 2018.


COMICS CLOCK TOWER - is our market place in Kendal Town Hall with lots of table holders selling, signing and sketching. We ask for help with the CCT set-up and keeping the artists hydrated and fed, as they are often too busy to get away from their table for refreshments.

FRONT OF HOUSE - for events at Brewery Arts Centre, Comics Clock Tower, Kendal Library, Westmorland Shopping Centre, The Box, Ruskins. We need Front of House stewards to ensure the safe running of events such as ‘Live Draw’ and ‘audience with’ style events.

GUEST LIAISON DESK - we have a desk in the Brewery Arts Centre for all guests to pick up their festival information pack which means that it is really, really busy at the start of the festival.

INFORMATION POINTS - we need volunteer support at our two Information Points, one at the Brewery Arts Centre and one in the town centre.

WAY FINDERS – we need volunteers to help our visitors get between venues and act as a point of contact for general enquiries. These volunteers will be out on the street providing useful information to visitors, promoting the Windows Trail and acting as ambassadors for the festival.

COMICS CLOCK TOWER EXTRA - due to an increase in the number of table holders, we are turning the Shakespeare Centre into the second home of the Comics Clock Tower. Volunteers will be Front of House stewards and will look after our table holders.

FAMILY ZONE - this is a fantastic opportunity for people who love working with children. We take over parts of the shopping centre, Brewery Arts Centre and library – there are lots of workshops and fun for young people and their parents.

BUS DRIVER - we run a free bus from the town centre to the main festival hotel - we have a Volunteer bus driver rota running throughout the weekend.

AIRPORT RUNS - volunteers with vehicles can pick up and return guests who are travelling to and from Manchester airport. It's an excellent opportunity to spend time with an amazing artist!

HOMESTAY HOSTS - we are always looking for people to host guests in their home. It’s a great way for a guest to be welcomed to the festival and Kendal and for the homestay host to get to know a guest at the festival.

To sign up as a LICAF Festival Volunteer, please complete the form by clicking the link below.

Online Volunteer Sign-Up Form >>

If you have any questions about volunteering or would like to know more about ways to get involved with the festival, please contact Nick, our Volunteer Coordinator via email: nick@comicartfestival.com