Every year, hundreds of events take place across Cornwall - ranging from concerts and festivals to carnivals and fun-runs - and they all have one thing in common.....they all rely on volunteers in order to take place.

Event volunteering can be a great way to give your time - it offers all the fun of regular volunteering but often condensed into one or two days. Roles can include marshalling & stewarding, collecting monies, giving out flyers or freebies, providing advice and assistance to visitors or sometimes can involve more unusual requests like dressing up or getting stuck in to the fun and games!

There are as many different roles as there are events. This page will list all of the events we are aware of together with details of how to volunteer. Please note that as Volunteer Cornwall is not involved in running any of these events directly, we are not responsible for the recruitment process or the experience on the day but we do work closely with many of the major events around the county to ensure that their expectations of volunteers is realistic and that volunteers get the recognition they deserve.

So why not give it a go? It can be great as a one-off experience alone or with friends and family and who knows...you might get a taste for it :-)

Please note these events are listed in date order of the event so if you are visiting this page regularly you will need to scroll through to see any new opportunities.

Events Looking for Volunteers:


Event volunteers - various opportunities! - Mackerel Sky Events

Mackerel Sky is an award winning events agency based in Cornwall. We work on a huge variety of events throughout the South West, many of which of community events. We love to work with volunteers and indeed many of our events rely on them to make it happen. Come and be part of something different, learn something and be part of a team. Briefing and training provided where necessary. Volunteers to help with a variety of roles, depending on the event - Including marketing/PR support, ticket sales, traffic management, site support, artist liaison, stewarding etc.
No experience necessary but a willingness to muck in where required and be a team player is essential. Roles can often require working on feet outside for long periods. Opportunities and more info here: http://www.mackerelskyevents.co.uk/volunteering

Name: Laura Carus
Telephone: 07775866367
Email: [email protected]


Trust10 event at Godolphin - National Trust - Starting 25th June then 4th Sundays

Trust10 event at Godolphin needs volunteers, on Sunday 25 June.  We’ll need volunteers for this on the 4th Sunday of every month. The Trust 10 is a free, 10K run on the 4th Sunday of every month, encouraging people to be more active and enjoy the outdoors.

Alice Barker

Outdoor Activities Development Officer

Heart of Cornwall, Lizard & Penrose and West Cornwall

Tel. 07766 422 166  E-mail [email protected]



2017 CORNWALL MACMILLAN CHRISTMAS FAIR - 15th & 16th November

Raising vital funds for Cornwall’s cancer patients, this year’s Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair will take place at the Eden Project on Thursday 16th November, with the Preview & Shopping Evening on Wednesday 15th November.

New sponsors lined up for this year include popular Cornish family visitor attraction Camel Creek Adventure Park and creative agency Voice Group. They join long term supporters including Lillicrap Chilcott, Walker Crips, Santander, Francis Clark, South West Water, Wild West, Headland Printers, St Austell Brewery and Western Power.

It has also been announced that the Eden Project will again be generously offering free admission to all ticketholders to the Fair.

“The Fair is organised by a group of volunteers and all funds go straight to Macmillan in Cornwall to help ensure the amazing support it delivers in the county can be sustained,” explains Fair Co-Chair Kate Holborow. “Our sponsors make a vital contribution to the success of the Fair and the significant funds we are able to raise. It would not be possible without them and we are hugely grateful.”

Opening times and ticket prices (tickets on sale from September 7th – early bird tickets purchased before 16th October will be entered into a prize draw to win a case of Knightor Wine):

  • Thursday 16th November 2017 – 10am – 4pm – £15 (includes admission to Eden, a light lunch and a glass of wine/soft drink)
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017 – Preview & Shopping Evening – 5pm – 9.30pm - £25 (includes wine and supper)

For more information please visit www.cornwallmacmillanchristmasfair.co.uk


Volunteer for Truro City of Lights - 22nd November 2017

This years City of lights, in Truro, is looking for a number of volunteers, to help with the running of the evening.
There is the opportunity to choose from a number of different roles e.g procession team, schools team, route team and crowd team so volunteers can be part of something they’ll enjoy.

Volunteers would be required to be available from 16:00 on the 22nd of November and for a training session prior to the event, this would be confirmed once the application has been received.

Follow this link for the application form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3wRCeNNNSZV2XZrRYcFoQZpDyv5q4XVQw7lUnEkMz7BsRqQ/viewform

And for any queries email: [email protected]