Get involved in one of Edinburgh's most exciting Festivals by volunteering with FoSP 2012

Volunteers, 2008

FoSP is a unique three week celebration of world faith, culture and politics. The Festival provides a platform for the kinds of conversations and dialogues which must take place if there is to be peace in our world.


Although dialogue and debate are at the very heart of FoSP, the Festival also provides a stage for dynamic performers from all over the world.  In the past we have hosted a range of performers from Zimbabwe (left), the USA, Japan, India, Tibet, Poland, Nicaragua, and Scotland. This year we will be extending our welcome to many other international performers. 


A Call to You


We are looking for motivated and engaged volunteers from all over Edinburgh and beyond to come and help us deliver Festival events and get involved in the debate and dialogue. The Festival of Spirituality and Peace is a celebration of our unity in diversity and we therefore encourage volunteers from all faiths, cultures, traditions, nationalities and backgrounds to get involved and help make this Festival one to remember.


If you have any additional support needs we will do everything we can to meet them and provide you with the support you need to get the most out of your time as a volunteer.

Getting to know you...


In the two weeks leading up to the start of the Fetival, we will be welcoming volunteers to come and meet festival staff, get to know the venue and spend time getting to know one another.


Our main volunteer induction will be taking place on in August at St John's Church. The afternoon will be spent getting to know one another, getting to know the building and learning about volunteer roles and responsibilities. There will be a dinner in the evening which will give us a chance to share food and relax together. Please do not worry if you have daytime commitments; volunteers are welcome to join the induction in the evening for the shared meal. A second induction day will be scheduled for all volunteers who were unable to make it along to any part of this main induction session. 

Find out more

If you are interested and want to know more why not read the forms below to get a full picture of what your time as a volunteer would be like.

Volunteer Role Description
An in depth look into what you can expect as a volunteer
Volunteer Roles 2012 .pdf
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Volunteer Policy
What you can expect from us
Volunteer Policy 2012.pdf
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Assistant Roles

This year we have special positions for Stage Manager Assistants and Box Office Manager Assistants.  These roles are a great way to learn new skills and gain a bit more responsibility.  

Stage Manager Assistant Role Description
Stage Assistant Role Description.pdf
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Box Office Assistant Role Description
Box Office Assistant Role Description.pd[...]
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Celebrating in the Volunteer Headquarters

Application Process

The Festival of Spirituality and Peace is committed to its volunteers who represent the life-blood of the organisation. We couldn't do it without the volunteers.


If feel you could be part of the team in 2012 please download and fill out the form below and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator Alistair Hayes at

Volunteer Application 2012 Word Document
Microsoft Word document [1.7 MB]
Volunteer Application 2012 PDF
Adobe Acrobat document [135.3 KB]

Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:


The Festival of Spirituality and Peace

St John's Church
Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 4BJ



Or use our online contact form.


New Director

The Festival of Spirituality & Peace has a new Director: Andrew Newman.  Andrew brings with him an African/ Scottish view on the path to peace, diversity and inclusiveness.


For information on how to contact him visit the 'Meet the team' page

Calling all Performers


FoSP is searching for innovative and thought-provoking events to be part of 2013's Festival


For more information please see the Performing page 

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