There are lots of ways you can get involved and support International Women’s Day each year in Derby…
Spread the word – get your mums, sisters, aunts, grans, nieces, friends and supporters of all genders to come along; ask your local school, girl guides, youth group, women’s group, etc to organise a trip to enjoy the IWD event!
Raise funds – throw a sisterhood party, gig night, plant sale, art auction, cake stall – be as creative as you like to help us raise funds throughout the year to make the annual festival possible for all the community to enjoy!
Volunteer – contact us to find out how you can help out at the IWD event; we always need volunteers to help plan the next event, help raise funds for the festival and on the day to help set up, to welcome guests, answer questions and assist guest speakers and performers with anything they need. It’s great experience for you and your career.
Become a member – you will be invited to events, consultations to have your say about the annual festival. Members can vote and run for roles on the committee.
Join the committee – help plan the festival throughout the year – each year at our AGM (usually April-May) we elect a committee to organise the festival and run the group for the year. Roles such as Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Trustee roles are available; roles can be job-shared between two people. The committee is really vital – without them the IWD Festival would not take place. They raise funds, book venues, speakers, performers, stallholders and organise logistics including venue, equipment, staging, insurance, risk assessment, promoting the event and so on. We welcome new ideas and the committee is a great place to gain experience, boost confidence, stretch yourself to try new things and meet new people. Read our IWD Derby constitution for more info on how we run the group, the roles on the committee and how people are elected.
Sponsor the IWD event – there are various packages to choose from – your business or organisation will be promoted and you will enjoy all the sponsor benefits! Contact us for more info
Support IWD by booking an engagement stall for your group, charity, agency or business – stalls are excellent value and give you the chance to reach hundreds of people – promote your campaigns, recruit staff or volunteers, consult on your products or services and raise your profile. Contact us for more info and stall booking weblink