Coastal Twist Festival is committed to building an organisation that represents the diversity of all communities.

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect while they are volunteering.

Our commitment to diversity means that we are an organisation that embraces difference - everyone's difference and at the same time, we strive to create a space where all volunteers enjoy an environment free from all forms of intimidation, bullying or harassment.

Consistent with respect for ALL human rights, the practice of tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice or the abandonment or weakening of one's convictions. It means that one is free to adhere to one's own convictions and accepts that others adhere to theirs. It means accepting the fact that human beings, naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, expression, speech, behavior, gender & sexuality and values, have the right to live in peace and to be as they are. It also means that one’s views are not to be imposed on others while in our spaces.

Coastal Twist Festival fosters a community environment that is free from bullying, harassment and intimidation. All staff and volunteers must strive for their communications to be accessible to diverse groups and reflect the diversity of all communities, including the use of inclusive language so that it applies to all staff and volunteers. Inclusive language is something we understand everyone has varying degrees of understanding we are here to help with that, this is by no means Utopia, and everyone is on the learning and expansion path & should have the space to be. We have seen enormous growth over the past 2 years in our volunteers and its something we are very proud of, this is the hard yakka - Growth, Change, New found understanding.

If you have previously violated any of our codes of responsibility: (a) Over the last 12 months we will not accept or respond to your application. (b) If its been 12 - 24 months drop us a line , let us know the hows and whys and where your at now and the Board will consider your email and potential opportunity to apply.

Tolerance is respect & acceptance of others and harmony in difference. Acts of intolerance, verbal threat, intimidation or violence verbal or otherwise, aggression directed against any staff, contractor or volunteer will lead to instant removal from any participation (Volunteer, Audience, Artist, Contractor, Partner, Sponsor) with the Coastal Twist Festival all are obstacles to development of individuals and the organisation.

Both volunteers and Coastal Twist Festival have rights and responsibilities. Volunteers are engaged to perform a specific job and the Coastal Twist Festival agrees to provide the volunteer with a worthwhile and rewarding experience. In return, each has the right to some basic expectations of the other.