As we jump-start the planning and implementation for our 2018 Oyotunji African Village Festival Calendar, we want to thank you for rendering your time, energy and resources to the 2017 festivals and work projects. Our history teaches us that all community based movements are as effective as the collective efforts of those who sacrifice for the betterment of the whole. The collective works of our volunteers keep our festival season afloat and for this we say thank you!
The Kingdom of Oyotunji African Village is taking a new direction; one that will incorporate a more inclusive approach to the interaction with the Diaspora and our global Pan-African community. As such, the OAV repositioning mantra is LIVING CULTURE • FEEDING COMMUNITY • CELEBRATING TRADITION.
We are excited about our multi-layered 2018 Festival Schedule. New to each Festival is the Friday evening Opening Ceremony, Meet & Greet and Cultural Documentary Film Series. Additionally, every Saturday between 1pm-3pm there will be a Lunch & Lecture Series, which will provide a traditional West African lunch to Festival volunteers, as well as, provide an element of education, via lecture, with topics focused on the patron Deity of each particular Festival.
To coordinate the on the ground support for the 2018 OAV Festivals , we are now wanting to contact and organize our volunteers.
Available Festival Committees are listed below. Please respond with the areas of interest with which you would like to volunteer.
Audio/Visual & Media
Publicity & Communications
As we move forward in our new direction, Oyotunji will soon be implementing the Done-In-A-DayProjects, as well as the Ise AiyeWork-weekends, which will provide a multitude of trainings, workshops, hands-on projects, and tools to learn new skills and enhance old ones in various areas of trade. Look for more information regarding these and other upcoming programs on our new website at oyotunji.org.
Visit the 2018 Festival Schedule so that you may have an idea of when you would like to volunteer. Please include your tentative dates of availability in your response to this letter.
Again thank you for signing up to become a Volunteer for the 2013 Oyotunji African Village Festival Season.