The annual Redland May Fair is solely organised by a small committee of volunteers, on behalf of RCAS, and a band of volunteers who help to set it up and act as stewards over the course of the day.
A few hours on the day….
If you have a few hours to offer on the day, then the sorts of tasks we need assistance with are:
- Setting up before the fair – on the day or during the week before
- Stewarding – keeping an eye open for any hazards on the day and acting as a first point of contact for visitors
- Welcoming visitors at the entrances to Redland Green
- Helping with traffic management
If you would like to be part of this vibrant occasion and are able to help and / or can find a friend to help too, then please let us know on RedlandMayFairVolunteers@gmail.com.
…or help with the organisation in advance of the Fair
We have a friendly team that plans the yearly Redland May Fair. Opportunities exist to offer your skills and extend them should you wish. For example, we are currently looking for people who can help with:
- Stall organisation: to work closely with the current ‘Stall organiser’ to respond to stall holder queries, sift through applications to select an interesting mix of stalls for the Fair, meeting and greeting stall holders on the day – a fun and very varied role but with plenty of flexibility around when to carry out the role. Most of the work falls in February – April.
- Entertainment organisation: to work with the current entertainments volunteer to pull together an entertainment programme for next year’s Fair. for example, seeking out and proposing new ideas, working with the Redland May Fair team to schedule the entertainments program, liaising with the entertainers, meeting and greeting, coordinating the entertainment stewards and generally helping out on the event day. A role though would be ideal for someone who enjoys dealing with people. Most of the work falls in February – April for a couple of hours per month.
The May Fair team meets once a month for a couple of hours from September to May and you would be invited to join these meetings (though not necessary, if time doesn’t permit) – it is fun and helpful way to get to know more people in the local community and a great way of networking.
As above, please let us know if you’d be interested in any of these roles – we’d be very happy to have a chat and describe them in more detail: RedlandMayFairVolunteers@gmail.com.