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SARAWAK, Malaysia, Wednesday – Sarawak Tourism Board today announced the opening of volunteer program for its iconic musical event, Borneo Jazz and Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) held in Borneo.

Those interested to volunteer for these prestigious musical event in Malaysia (state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo) may register respectively on Borneo Jazz website and RWMF website . This is only the application process where those interested in taking part are registered while the successful applicants will later be notified via email or telephone.

The volunteer program by Sarawak Tourism Board is designed to provide an overall understanding of the operational aspects of the festivals in order to ensure the success of the musical events. The volunteers will be required to participate and be involved in the logistics, technical and operational aspects of the event management plan, event marketing plan and the event operational plan.

The festival event management areas will require volunteer skills as liaison officer for performing artists, schelpers for handling of the musical instruments and are required to work during the workshop as well as concert and practice sessions. Volunteers for the event marketing management will participate in sales promotion, product development of festival tour packages, management information, media and public relations program as well as media centre operation. Event operation management areas will oversee the site readiness, vendor management, admission and gate operation, event secretariat, equipment and materials preparation and transportation.

The volunteers play a significant part in ensuring the smoothness of the festival. According to Qarmilla Chin, project manager of the festival 2013, the volunteer program has seen many repeated volunteers and it provides not only a learning platform but also a time to get together.

The festival organizer, Sarawak Tourism Board will provide T-shirts to be worn while on duty. The volunteers will be assign and to perform duties on shifts which covers day or night festival program. Most volunteers from the past events commented that they obtain invaluable experience from this volunteering program.

Closing date of the submission form is on March 22, 2013 for Borneo Jazz and April 4, 2013 for Rainforest World Music Festival.

The 7th edition of Borneo Jazz will be held on May 10-11, 2013 in the city of Miri, Sarawak, while the 16th edition of Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) will be held on June 28-30, 2013 in the capital city of Kuching, Sarawak. Information about the festival’s program, packages and many more will be updated through the festival’s website which will be updated time to time.

* Click here to download the Volunteering RWMF 2013 Application Form.

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Corporate Communications Unit


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