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Volunteer at the Show!
Specialist volunteers who will have specific existing skills or qualifications that are needed for them to complete the role – for example, information technology training.
General volunteers who do not need any special skills or qualifications and will receive full training.
Previous volunteering experience is not necessary. We will provide the training to make sure our volunteers’ skills are of the highest standard. All volunteers will be expected to attend relevant training sessions that will give them the knowledge they need to carry out their role. We aim to create a ‘family’ of volunteers who would like to stay in touch with friends made during the course of the volunteering process.
Some, but by no means all, of the roles we require help with are listed below. Once you have had time to read these, please take time to fill in the enclosed application form to register your interest.
Stewarding: Duties include support for various section heads running parts of the Show; cattle, pigs, sheep, craft tent, food fare, country area etc. Also support for professional car park stewards, safety stewards, patrolling grounds to monitor safety of the audience, being prepared to act calmly and efficiently under instruction in the event of an emergency.
Pre show help in the Show office: Duties include answering general enquiries, envelope stuffing.
Pre Show help: Erecting road signs in the locality and delivering publicity leaflets to various locations.
Set up and clear up crew: Duties include assisting with the set-up of the Show; most weekends during August and September and clearing up of the site the week after the Show.
Gate stewards: Being the first point of call for our 60,000 plus visitors and answering general questions.