Volunteering Opportunities

The following Volunteering opportunities are currently available:

 

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET ASSISTANT

We urgently need some help in organising this year’s Ilminster Food and Craft Market. The majority of the organisation takes place between January & June and involves taking enquiries and keeping in touch with stallholders – this is usually done via email. The volunteer would also be required to attend the event on Saturday 10th June to be point of contact for the stall holders and make sure everything runs smoothly. It is a fun day with lots of street entertainment and visitors enjoying the event. If you would like to join our band of volunteers and offer some much needed help we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please contact us via the website: http://ilminsterexperience.co.uk/information/contact-us/ or email foodandcraft@ilminsterexperience.co.uk  for more information and/or to register your interest.

 

DOG SHOW ASSISTANTS

Volunteers needed on Sunday 11th June between 08.30 and 13.00 to help with fun dog show. Set up will involve assisting in the erection of a small gazebo and judging ring etc. During the show help is needed to direct entrants and hand out prizes etc.  It’s a much loved event that is always well attended, so if you love dogs and have some time to spare on 11th June, the organiser (Elaine Simpson) would be delighted to hear from you.

Any offer of help will be greatly appreciated; you can message Elaine on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterExp  or ‘contact us’ via the website. Thank you.

 

ASSISTANT MARSHALLS

Could you be available to help us for an hour or two (or maybe more) on Saturday 10th June and/or Sunday 11th June? We are looking for some additional helpers to be “Assistant Marshalls” during the Food and Craft Market on the Saturday and to assist in the smooth running of the Classic Car Show, Dog Show, and other events taking place on the recreation ground on the Sunday. Previous experience is not essential as we can provide all the necessary training and instructions.

If you are interested and would like to learn more about these opportunities to help the community please call Michael Fry-Foley on 01460 54364 or Richard Beardon on 01460 259812, alternatively ‘contact us‘ via the website. We always have a great time during the Midsummer Experience and any help you can provide will be much appreciated.

 

DRIVER(s) REQUIRED

You will need to be over 25 years old and to have a current and clean driving licence and be fit enough to do some lifting, loading and carrying in addition to driving the vehicle as required. Here is a summary of the tasks (that can be shared between drivers/volunteers if needs be):

o Friday 9th June: 9:00AM: Accompany one of the organisers to collect the vehicle from Yeovil and then collect various materials from Yeovil, Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster. 6:00PM:Place traffic cones in Silver Street

o Saturday 10th June: 7:00AM & 4:30PM: Assist the set up and take down of the Food and Craft Market in the Town Centre.

o Sunday 11th June: 7:00AM & 5:00PM: Assist the set up and take down of the events taking place on the Recreation Ground.

o Monday 12th June: 9:00AM Transport all of the hired and borrowed materials back to their origin and take the vehicle back to the hire company in Yeovil.

If you would like to help we would like to speak with you as soon as possible. Please call Michael Fry-Foley on 01460 54364 or Richard Beardon on 01460 259812,  alternatively ‘contact us‘ via the website.

Thank you.