Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts – is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s event, which this summer runs from June 30 to July 1.

The festival, which each year takes over the city streets and green spaces of Winchester, welcomes audiences of all ages to enjoy bold street theatre, music, dance, comedy, song, circus, national and international acts, local and youth talent, plus a carnival involving hundreds of local schoolchildren and community groups.

It requires volunteers, with tasks including helping to set up areas, tending to performers’ needs, raising money to support the festival, sharing information about the shows and local facilities, and giving directions.

All volunteers need to be is aged 18 or above, friendly and responsible. In return they’ll gain valuable festival experience and insight, meet performers from around the world and enjoy the shows, and get meals and refreshments. To apply visit www.hatfair.co.uk/info/volunteer or email [email protected]