Volunteering at the Romsey Show is a great way to meet up with friends, make new ones and enjoy the show atmosphere. The Society thanks all of the volunteers who dedicate their time on the showground, without whom the show would not be possible. Many of our volunteers return year after year, and are a great source of support for newcomers!
The show welcomes volunteers are of all ages, from the local community and beyond. The list of voluntary roles available is endless and ranges from general to more specific tasks. Some of the key volunteering opportunities include:
Assisting with the pre-show day arrangements to put the show in place. Tasks include assisting with water and electricity provisions, pegging out spaces, signage, erecting livestock pens and rings and fencing etc.
Required across the whole showground, from welcoming visitors as part of Traffic and Gates to stewarding livestock and horse classes. Other sections requiring stewarding include trader/exhibitor areas, Food Zone, entertainment, Members’ Enclosure and the Secretary’s Tent.
We have two specific roles we would appreciate more assistance with for 2016:
Required to initially set out the showground site. This role involves transferring main reference points from the showground map to the ground. The remainder of the setting out is then done in accordance with these main reference points. This task takes place three weeks before the show, as it enables everyone else to complete the setting out during the following two weeks.
Trade Stand Stewards
Required to assist the Chief Steward with pegging out and numbering outside and inside trade stands. The role would also include directing traders to their pitches on the Friday night and show morning as well as answering any queries that may arise.
We would love to have your support…
We ask all show day volunteers to commit to at least half a day (dependent on the task) and in return we will provide appropriate training and support, a Steward’s Badge (providing access to the showground) and refreshments.
If you are interested in a voluntary role and would like more information, we would be delighted to hear from you and all your friends! Contact us at the show office on 01794 517521, by email or social media.
Photos – 2015 (taken by Nick Ingamells)
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