David Firman

Committee: Operations Support
Number of years volunteering: 3

What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?

Standing beside Ramy Essam during the finale singing Ferron’s Testimony. The revolution is in good hands.

Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?

This volunteer opportunity demands the most of the best parts of me. A rare life opportunity. I am inspired by the music, of course, but equally by the commitment and support of the staff and co-volunteers.

What’s your favourite part of the Festival?

Musically, discovering a new and special artist at a magical workshop. Personally, the spontaneous hugs from co-workers, just when I need a hug the most.

What advice would you give to new volunteers?

Be creative and confidant, and ask for support whenever you need it.