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Chopwell WoodFest Volunteer

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Description of what will be involved: 

Sunday 8th July 2018

Help us bring to life 500 years of authentic history, heroes and habitats and rekindle local passion for the Land of Oak & Iron by signing up as a Chopwell WoodFest Volunteer.

Chopwell WoodFest is a highly successful festival held in Chopwell Wood, celebrating the heritage of Land of Oak & Iron.  Last year over 1,500 people had a fantastic time trying out traditional heritage skills such as willow weaving and spinning wool, alongside many family activities.  

Our festival volunteers play a big part in creating a good atmosphere and helping the event goers to get the most out of the activities. By joining our friendly and passionate team you can help us to achieve this.

We have several roles for volunteers:

  • Helping us to prepare for the event – this might involve setting up displays and activities, moving tables and chairs, putting up gazebos and generally helping out local businesses with their stands. We may need your help on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Helping event goers and local businesses park their cars safely and make their way to the event, collecting car park money and answering questions.
  • Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the Land of Oak & Iron – answering any questions, running errands and encouraging people to get involved in the events and activities 
  • Enabling everyone to enjoy the natural woodlands by picking up litter and managing waste before, during and after the event.
  • Packing up and clearing the site post-event.
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In return for your help we will give you a food and drink voucher to spend at one of our specialist catering stands.  There will be time for you to enjoy the festival and have a go at some of the activities. You can also camp overnight in the woods!

Full time/Part time/Short term Other:: 
Short term
Takes place on: 
All day
Opportunity start date: 
8th July 2018
Opportunity end date: 
Sunday, 8 July, 2018
Contact Person: 
Kath Marshall-Ivens
Contact details: 
T: 01207 524883 E: kath.marshall-ivens@groundwork.org.uk W: landofoakandiron.org.uk/

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