Service Design Fringe Festival Core Team 

Are you looking for learning experiences in design events?
Are you a people person?
Are you free during 18th-20th October?

We are looking for helpers to make our service design festival flow smoothly. We will give you training to be able to explain what service design is to people.

Some things you will be doing

  • greeting speakers and event attendees
  • making sure everyone knows where they’re going
  • helping with any last minute emergencies
  • writing blog post about the events you are attending
  • going to festival hubs, handing out maps and explaining what service design is 

What you’ll get:

  • meet some really awesome people 
  • learn about service design
  • get experience in running events
  • expenses to cover your travel and food & drink
  • extra gratitude if you bring a friend to be a fellow team member 

More information

Come to one of our volunteer meet ups and the training day. Please let Katie know if you can make it by emailing


For core team members to learn how to become event hosts. Involves training you how to explain service design, how to talk to strangers on the street, and how to represent the festival at events.


We're holding two meet ups for you to find out more about being a core team member, both at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross. 



16 Sept - 24 Sept

Events/fairy dust for Festival. Welcoming people, thinking on your feet to fix problems, representing the festival brand, gathering feedback, making the experience of being at the festival AMAZING for everyone. 

We'd particularly like volunteers that would like to write blog posts of the events they are ambassadors at. This is a way for you to get your opinion in front of many people - perhaps you're a beginner 'thought leader'.  



10 Sept - 24 Sept

As Service Design Festival Map distributor you will be the first person to talk to the public about the new emerging discipline  of service design. Wherever you are over the period of the festival - you won't be far away from another service design Map Distributor Extraordinaire, keeping in contact via Slack, egging each other on. Plenty of opportunity for social media coverage in quiet times.

There are 5 key London Design Hubs we want to cover + many more possibilities. It would be great if people could work in pairs so you can bounce off each other energy wise. 

For the first time, we will have a playful bike cart that can be cycled round London - cyclists, please apply!