Salifest 2019, The festival will take place at St Laurence Centre, 37 Bromley Road, London SE6 2TS


28th September 2019 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla was formed after the death of the amazing, talented and generous Guinean Drummer and Dancer Salif Sylla in a car crash in 2008. We have continued his work in UK and Guinea.

We organise African Drum and Dance workshops in the community and a yearly Community Music festival to get all our different people together. In Africa we are supporting our partners to build up a Community Centre for self-help projects, including a computer learning and clean water. There is a guest house for people to come and visit, contribute, learn music.

Purpose/Objective of the Role

We are looking for volunteer kitchen help for the Annual Salifest, a festival for all ages, backgrounds and abilities in St. Laurence centre, Catford. People are contributing with Music performances, Drum & Dance workshops, Stalls, Food and Art. We celebrate togetherness of all our communities, passion, sharing, good food and help for people in Guinea. The hall holds 200 people and we have a good number of regular volunteers sharing the responsibilities

Tasks/Duties Involved

  • Cutting and chopping vegetables, fruits etc.
  • Making drinks including tea and coffee
  • Washing up and cleaning surfaces
  • Serving food and drink to people

Skills Required 

No experience needed but any kitchen or serving skills are an advantage.

Good communication skills and an excellent team player

Training and Support Offer

We will give you an induction before hand and at the beginning of the day. There will be a designated person to support you as well as the more experienced volunteers.

You will be provided with basic Health and Safety training

We hold Public Liability Insurance for volunteers at event. We will provide travel expenses and refreshments on the day.

Benefits of Volunteering to Individual

  • Experience monitoring a festival
  • Enjoy all the music performances, Art & workshops
  • Make friends & be part of a very positive social volunteer group

Next Steps

Please e-mail Hanna for information & application form info@alanouwaly.com

Contact 07528703662

 Application Process

To register your interest, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form . If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131