Getting Involved

Anyone can take part in the Nottingham Carnival and it takes hundreds of performers and volunteers to make every Carnival a success.

This is how you can get involved: 


If you or your child would like to be a part of a Carnival troupe please check the troupe page and choose a troupe to join. 


Below are the volunteering opportunities that we typically look for, but if you can lend a hand in any other way then please do contact us

Carnival Stewards/Site Volunteers

A vital and prominent role in Carnival – easy to do and very rewarding. The show cannot go on without you!

Photography and Filming Assistants 

Are you a brilliant photographer looking for some exposure? (Please bear in mind that we will ask for copies of your images for marketing purposes.)

Press and Marketing Assistants

Do you have experience of working in PR? Got some marketing ideas? We need people to assist with writing press releases, building our contacts list, writing copy, distributing publicity and coming up with some crazy (but cheap) marketing ideas.

Admin Assistants

We always need reliable and organised people to help with the multitude of office tasks.

Costume making

The dazzling costumes take months of planning and hours to make. If you can sew a costume, stick feathers and sequins on or help with designs we need you.

Please note: The Nottingham Carnival is funded by grants, sponsorship, stalls and ticket sales. We can pay for any expenses you incur (agreed in advance) and we will ensure that you are suitably refreshed but we are unable to pay for your time.

However you are planning on getting involved in Nottingham Carnival please contact us as soon as possible to register your interest by email on or phone 0115 9166 066.