Published on 21st June 2012

Children playing ball in front of the bandstand at Midsummer in Montpellier

Local people can try their hand at volunteering when one of Cheltenham’s biggest summer events takes place on Saturday 7 July.

The ever popular Midsummer Fiesta is returning to Montpellier for another fun packed family day. There is so much planned, that extra help is needed to add to the success.

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. It’s an opportunity for volunteers to gain valuable experience by being ‘behind the scenes’ at one of Cheltenham’s 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 or call 01242 257727