Volunteering

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The Worcester Show is now a well recognised and large event in the City of Worcester calendar and volunteering in Worcester’s Parks is a fantastic way to gain work-related skills and experience, meet new people, put something back into your community, and to get involved in making Worcester the best it can be.

Would you like to be a volunteer at the next Worcester Show?

The Worcester Show would not be the successful event that it has become without the help and support of volunteers. There are a range of volunteering opportunities to suit many interests, skills and experience. Volunteers are needed throughout the year as well as on the Show day itself. See below for the list of volunteer opportunities we have.

Please note that you will need to give us some information about yourself and to attend a brief training session closer to the Show.

From April to August

Volunteer RoleDescriptionRequirements
Sponsorship VolunteerSelling Sponsorship Packages None but related experience would be useful
Show Administrator
Recording Show entries onto the Show database;
Emailing Show entrants;
Creating and printing Show signage;
Printing entry cards.
Basic knowledge of Excel and Word including mailmerge;
Able to commit to volunteering for three hours a week at the City Council depot in Warndon on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
Show Newsletter CoordinatorWriting and sending out the Show newsletter to interested people and volunteers using Mailchimp.Be creative and informative.

From 1 August

Volunteer RoleDescriptionRequirements
Resident Notification VolunteerHand delivering notices to approx. 350 residents.None
Signage VolunteerErecting temporary notices in the park and car parkNone
Set Up Assistant (Thursday 10th August)Marking out the site;
Moving equipment;
Erecting gazebos.
Physically able for heavy lifting.
Set Up Assistant (Friday 11th August)Craft and Floral Marquee table setup;
Parking cones setup;
Photo boards setup;
Cycle compound setup;
Temporary barriers setup;
Market Street setup.
Physically able for possible heavy lifting, reaching and carrying.
Take Down Assistant (Monday 14th August)Dismantling gazebos;
Loading vans;
Moving fencing and bins.
Physically able for heavy lifting.

Saturday 11 August

Volunteer RoleDescriptionRequirements
Show RunnerVariety of tasks to ensure Saturday Judging runs smoothlyPhysically able to be moving around the Show on foot for periods of time.
PhotographerLiaise with Committee to capture the judging within the Craft Marquee as a record of the day and to be used for promotional purposes.Competent DSLR user;
Need own DSLR camera.
Marquee Receptionist (Craft Marquee)Greeting exhibitors and handing out exhibitor cards;
Answering questions.
None
StewardDirecting exhibitors and stall holders on and off site.Physically able to stand for periods of time.
Judges Assistant (Craft Marquee)Supporting each judge and writing comment cards.Legible handwriting.
Marquee Assistant (Craft Marquee)Troubleshooting during staging;
Arranging certificates and medals.
Physically able for possible heavy lifting.

Sunday 12 August

Volunteer RoleDescriptionRequirements
PhotographerLiaise with Committee to capture Show throughout the day including judging, stallholders, exhibitors, entertainers and crowds as a record of the day and to be used for promotional purposes.Competent DSLR user;
Need own DSLR camera.
Show RunnerVariety of tasks to ensure Show day runs smoothly.Physically able to be moving around the Show on foot for periods of time.
Marquee Receptionist (Floral Marquee)Greeting exhibitors and handing out exhibitor cards;
Answering questions.
None.
StewardDirecting exhibitors and stall holders on and off site.Physically able to stand for periods of time.
Judges Assistant (Floral Marquee)Supporting each judge and writing comment cards.Legible handwriting.
Marquee Security StewardWorking with Marquee staff to ensure security of exhibits.Physically able to stand for periods of time and move quickly if needed.
Marquee Assistant (Floral Marquee)Troubleshooting during staging.Physically able for possible heavy lifting.
Marquee Assistant (Craft Marquee)Displaying Photography exhibits;
Pre-opening marquee check.
Physically able for possible heavy lifting and reaching.
Dog Show Ring AssistantWorking with the Dog Show staff assisting with put-up/take-down of the ring, registering dogs and general help throughout the day.Physically able for possible heavy lifting and reaching. Must like dogs.

General Information

  • Any volunteers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Volunteers will receive a lunch voucher and regular breaks
  • Roles requiring someone in post for the whole day will be broken into shifts
  • All volunteers will be expected to meet the volunteer coordinator for a brief site orientation, and general introduction before they undertake their role.

Register as a Worcester Show volunteer

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