Sunday 15 April 2018

The British Council is recruiting volunteers to help with the Bring the Happy project in Almaty.


We need volunteers to help with the following roles:

  • Working on a 3D map installation – 5 hours per day (10 am – 3 pm and 3 pm – 8 pm) on 2 days work / 2 days off shift  
  • Talking with visitors and collecting “happy memories” 
  • Data-inputting of visitors information on iPad 
  • Answering general questions about the project
  • Other general support of installation  


We are looking for reliable, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Previous volunteering experience is not required but applicants should be committed to the principles of volunteering and have an interest in British Council arts programme.

Applicants must have fluent Russian and English, with knowledge of Kazakh an added advantage. Applicants must be able to manage their own time and demonstrate excellent customer service.

By taking part as a volunteer in 2018 Bring the Happy project, you will:

  • Paid offer in the amount of KZT 30,000 for 4 weeks with 5 hours work per day;
  • Get new skills and meet new people;
  • Closely work with the British Council in Kazakhstan Arts team;
  • Get some volunteering experience to put on your CV;
  • Receive a British Council certificate recording your contribution to the project;
  • Have fun!


If you wish to apply to be a volunteer, please fill out the application form before 15 April 2018. 

About the project:

Between 27 April and 25 May 2018 the British Council in Kazakhstan and Invisible Flock interactive arts studio from Leeds (UK), will present Bring the Happy, a groundbreaking innovative project to be experienced and participated in by thousands all over Almaty – will set up a 3D map installation of the city in one of large shopping centre to collect city people’s happy moments in Almaty.

Bring the Happy is an ongoing attempt to map moments and memories of happiness.

A first kiss, a lost love, a longed-for baby, childhood heroes, a proposal, a dance, a chance encounter – where did it happen and how happy did it make you feel on a scale from 1 to 10?

Invisible Flock will create an installation; a giant 3D map. During opening hours participants are invited to explore the map, discover what makes others happy and where, and in turn submit their own happy memory or moment to add to the ever-growing database of happiness. At the end of this time, the memories collected will be taken and transformed into Bring the Happy Live a spectacular performance.