Can you lend a hand? Chance to volunteer at Midsummer Fiesta
Published on 21st June 2012
Local people can try their hand at volunteering when one of Cheltenham’s biggest summer events takes place on Saturday 7 July.
The event is free entry and starts at 12 noon right through until 9pm. Visitors can enjoy live music from local bands, dance workshops, classic cars, donkey rides, a skateboarding competition, Olympic sports displays and workshops, fair rides, bouncy castles, food and drink and a marketplace with over 100 stalls.
The range of volunteering opportunities includes: setting up; meeting and greeting; helping to organise the market place; providing information and directions; assisting with specific activities; car parking duties; and packing up. Volunteers will be provided with a T-shirt, a meal and refreshments.
Jo Brown from Third Sector Services, who is co-ordinating the volunteers said: There is always a great atmosphere and team spirit at the Fiesta. Its an opportunity for volunteers to gain valuable experience by being behind the scenes at one of Cheltenhams biggest events. Past volunteers of all ages have always enjoyed the day and many are returning this year.
Rowena Hay, cabinet member for sport and culture, "This is an extremely popular local event that relies on volunteers to make it such a great success. I would encourage anybody to volunteer to make sure the day is enjoyable for everyone."
If you can spare all, or some of the day between 8am and 6pm on July 7, and would like to know more about volunteer opportunities: contact Jo Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01242 257727