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:
Golden Tree Productions
‘Would you like to be part of some of the biggest cultural events happening in Cornwall this year? We’d love you to volunteer with us at Golden Tree Productions on a quirky project about Cornishness. We want to get people thinking about what being Cornish means to them in the most open and fun way possible (you don’t have to identify as Cornish to be involved though!). In 2014 the HM government recognised the Cornish as a ‘National Minority’. What zackly does that mean? There is quite some debate too about whether we should have a Cornish tick box on the next census. So…we’ve nabbed a double-decker bus, kitted her out with a beer-tasting pub downstairs and a Cornish Embassy upstairs, and we’re touring her around Cornwall this year to find out what the public think. We will be going along to the Man Engine Resurrection Tour and other events such as Trevithick Day (dates below) with more events being added soon.
We can’t do this without volunteers in various roles, including: front of house, asking quiz questions in the embassy (you absolutely don’t need to be an actor but there will be an element of role play) and behind the beer tasting bar. We’ll be paying £10 expenses per shift and if you volunteer for a shift that coincides with the Man Engine Tour Events your work on the bus will finish before the Man Engine does his thing so you’ll be able to enjoy that too.
We also need volunteers to drive the double decker to and from events. You don’t need to have a Public Service Vehicle operator licence, only an ordinary drivers licence (category b for cars) but some experience driving large vehicles would be good.
Tuesday 27th March: Volunteer Training
Saturday 31st March: Man Engine Resurrection Tour, Geevor
Sunday 1st April: Man Engine Resurrection Tour, Heartlands
Monday 2nd April: Man Engine Resurrection Tour, Lostwithiel
Tuesday 3rd April: Man Engine Resurrection Tour, Tavistock
Saturday 28th April: Trevithick Day, Camborne
Truro City Clean Up
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Area(s) you would like to get involved in:
What day/date/time you can spare:
All litter collected will either be recycled or disposed of appropriately.
Thank you in anticipation
Community Volunteer Coordinator
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