Volunteer at Swell


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Volunteering at SWELL is a great opportunity to meet artists, enjoy the company of like-minded people and enjoy the creative and energetic atmosphere of SWELL. Our dynamic volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, giving their time generously to support artists, the SWELL team and help visitors connect and enjoy the event.

Many of our volunteers return year-after-year and are passionate advocates for SWELL and culture on the Gold Coast as a whole.We are so grateful for the tremendous support our volunteers provide SWELL.  

Our volunteers assist us through all stages of exhibition including:

  • Support on installation and de-installation days, helping to set up and take down the exhibition

  • Working with us during the exhibition: at the launch, artist talks, information tent, program sales, survey collection, visitor liaison

  • Working within the education program to help facilitate workshops

  • Maintenance and security patrols of the site during the exhibition

By working just tWO shifts at SWELL, you will receive....

  • An official SWELL exhibition program

  • A SWELL T-shirt and lanyard

  • Complimentary coupons from nearby retailers

  • An invitation to the Volunteer After Party

  • All volunteers are acknowledged with a Certificate of Participation


There are two opportunities to attend the volunteer briefings. You only need to attend one. 


Two sessions available Wednesday 14 August & Tuesday 20 August (you only need to attend one information session)

6.30 pm - 7.15 pm - this is a briefing covering general details, the artistic program with Q&A.

7.30 pm t0 8:30 pm -  we are offering an in depth exploration of particular artworks. This will offer valuable insights into the artworks for volunteers to share when speaking with visitors at SWELL.

Dust Temple
54 Currumbin Creek Road

Cash Bar and Cafe Open


Volunteer Roles Available

General Exhibition Volunteer  

Provide assistance at the designated Hubs and marquee at Swell greeting visitors, offering information about What’s On and assisting with program sales. This role also includes collecting surveys & voting forms, water and sunscreen runs, general help and putting on a welcome smile.

Site Crew

Requires hard yakka and strength to keep the site looking pristine and presentable. Will involve shoveling and maintenance on sculpture sites and restorative work on signs, tents, flags and banners.

Swell Kids ELEMENTS & Workshops Volunteer

Provide assistance to Artists during and after morning and afternoon workshop sessions with preparation of workshop space, materials and clean-up at the conclusion. Volunteers in this category are required to hold a valid Blue Card.

Sculpture Patrol Volunteer

Provide a presence to encourage positive interaction with the sculpture and to assist monitoring the site in general during peak periods.

Evening Volunteer

Assist with evening activities such as twilight walks, video projection, marquee activities and lighting.

While we will always try to allocate your preferred volunteer role there may be instances when we may need you to cover other areas such as the general exhibition area. We ask for your understanding in this instance.

Intern at Swell

SWELL offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: curation, creative producing, education, programming, design, communications including journalism, digital engagement and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about SWELL through conversations and liaising with artists, team development, trips to cultural institutions and discussions with the SWELL team as well as hands on event experience.  If you are interested in an internship with SWELL please contact enquiry@swellsculpture.com.au or use the form below.


The SWELL team is creative, resourceful and collaborative

Driven by a shared passion for connecting and inspiring people with art. 

We love what we do and work flexibly in a friendly, open-plan space at Currumbin’s creative Dust Temple. We don’t have any positions available at the moment, however we are always happy to hear from people interested in working or collaborating with us. Email us on enquiry@swellsculpture.com.au.

There are a number of way to GET INVOLVED!  Read more below.