How would you like to volunteer for Belfast’s only dedicated extended reality festival?
The Belfast XR Festival takes place for two days on Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 29th February 2024 from 10am to 5pm across both days.
What is XR?
Everyone is talking about the metaverse but what does it mean? Virtual reality (VR) is a computer generated artificial environment with scenes that appear to be real, making a person feel as if they are immersed in their surroundings. 360° films, are video recordings where a view in every direction is recorded at the same time. You watch virtual reality and 360° films through a headset. Augmented reality (AR) is a digital overlay onto the real world, which is viewed through your phone or an iPad. Extended Reality (XR) is the collective name for VR and AR.
Why do we need Volunteers?
We have a number of really important roles, which include:
Meet and greet at reception
Helping audience members with how to wear a virtual reality headset and headphones
Explaining how to access experiences once the headset is on
Removing the VR headset and headphones
Generally ensuring that each and every audience member has the best experience that they can
Will I be trained?
Yes we will provide the necessary training - it is not complicated and will not take long. We aim to do this on the day.
What is in it for me?
Unfortunately we do not have a big enough budget to pay you, but on the day of the Festival we will take care of all coffee, tea, water and food and you will also get a free limited edition Festival T-shirt too.
How long will I have to volunteer?
We are going to be opening the Festival from 10am and finishing at 17.15pm. We aim to have 8 volunteers for 4 hour slots. So we would only want you for 4 hours. But if you would like to volunteer for more
han 4 hours then please let us know.
If you are interested in volunteering then please click the link below to email the Festival Director.