VOLUNTEERS are needed for the Inside Out Dorset Festival, which runs from September 12 to 28.

Anyone interested in gaining some experience in the arts or helping a good cause in their local area is encourage to volunteer.

This year, as part of Activate’s Inside Out Dorset Festival, there are performances, installations and contemporary circus events taking place in Blandford, Bournemouth, Poole, Purbeck and along the South Dorset Ridgeway.

As a county-based charity Activate relies heavily on the support of local volunteers to make these events run as smoothly as possible.

There are opportunities in all locations for stewards, marshals, guides, ambassadors and feedback monitors and in addition to this they are also looking for dance extras in Bournemouth and performance stewards in Blandford.

Anyone interested in any of these opportunities should contact caroline@activateperfo rmingarts.org.uk or visit www.insideoutdorset.co.uk.