Volunteers

Maidenhead Festival is organised for the community by the community.  We have a small team of dedicated volunteers who fundraise, plan and make festival happen each year, none of whom are paid. With this in mind we’re looking for volunteers to help with this major town event on 22nd and 23rd July 2017. 

In the run-up to Festival we’re looking for people to help us with:

  • Sponsorship: as Festival is a not-for-profit organisation we rely solely on donations and sponsorship to be able to pay for it each year as we are committed to keeping it free for the public to attend.  We need people to help us obtain sponsorship, whether in kind by donating services such as free printing, to monetary donations from organisations.  Do you have contacts that could help?  Do you have time to call businesses to see if they would like to support us?  If so we want to hear from you.
  • Advertising: we have a large screen onsite for the duration of the weekend that we use to announce which acts are on stage next and to thank our sponsors etc.  This is also a great tool to sell advertising space to local businesses and we need help to sell this space!  Are you good at sales, or are you looking for a career in sales?  If so this is great experience to gain and would make a big difference to Maidenhead Festival.
  • Volunteer Management: do you have experience of managing people, or volunteers?  If so we’re looking to recruit you to the organising team.  We need someone who can help us build up a bank of volunteers to help at Festival over the weekend, and manage them by creating a rota and ensuring they know where they need to be and what they are going to be doing.

We also need help during the Festival weekend to make sure it all runs smoothly.  Roles that need filling include:

  • Stall Set-up and Break-down: with over 70 stalls and attractions on-site we need an army of people to help us direct stallholders to their pitch, to help them unload and ensure the safety of everyone on-site.  The phrase “many hands make light work” really does ring true for this activity and it means you get to meet lots of new people in the process!
  • Running the Chair Hire: we hire out chairs to the public to sit on during Festival, we need people to help us manage this process.
  • Managing donations: throughout the weekend we carry out bucket collections and ask for donations during the circus shows.  We need trustworthy people to help us carry out this task.
  • Litter Pickers: I know this doesn’t sound like a very glamorous job but it is one that needs doing unfortunately!  On the Sunday morning we need to clear up any remnants from the Firework display and do a general litter pick around the park.

Whether you, or any of your family members and friends, can help for a whole day or just an hour, any help will be much appreciated. 

Download our full list of opportunities here.

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