Name: David Firman
Committee: Box Office Admin
Number of years volunteering: 2
What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?
This is a hard one. I guess getting on-stage for the finale because it represents so much of the weekend. The experience of celebrating with so many volunteers and staff who I had the joy and experience of working with all weekend (and before and since). A celebration of the festival, and our bonds and achievements. WOW!
Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?
Volunteering is an important part of my life and well-being. This volunteer position engages me as fully as anything else I have done. Intellectually (research, analysis, number crunching), culturally (hey, the music and the people) and my people skills. It has been exhausting, challenging, and immensely satisfying.
What’s your favourite part of the Festival?
In equal parts the music and the people, all of them. All combined in an experiential whole.
What advice would you give to new volunteers?
Be generous. Be creative. Be confidant. Be kind.