If you would like to help us at any of of our events, or would like more information as to our whereabouts on the show site etc, please contact the office on 01379 641715 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for our contact form - please enter your full details and which show and dates/times you can help at.
Volunteering to help at shows and events
We need you! We always need your help to run our stands at the shows and events we attend all over the UK.
One of the Trustees or office team set up and run each event and is at the show for the duration. Often staying 9 or 10 long days so need lots of volunteers to help run the show stands on the open days!
We do not expect volunteers to spend long hours standing around; we do expect you to have fun and enjoy the show as well as helping out at the SBS stand and learning more about SBS and becoming one of the team.
We always try to have at least 4 people helping on each day of any event – this means at least 2 are on the stand at all times and there is plenty of cover for breaks and for volunteers to have time to see the show themselves. At larger shows 6 people per day are needed.
Although shows can be open from 7am until 9pm; the SBS busy periods are from 10am to 4pm and this is when we really need extra help. Arriving early can be good as you miss the worst of the traffic, get a chance to look around the show before the crowds, meet the team and relax on one of our chairs with a cup of tea (and learn the ropes if are a novice!)
We have all manner of people visit the stand; some don’t want to speak with anyone, some want to tell you about their experiences, others have specific enquiries, some want to buy something, others want to join as a member. It is very interesting and varied work.
We try to be professional but friendly and give accurate information and advice. We don’t expect volunteers to know everything but with a range of volunteers manning the stand there should always be someone available to ask for help.
SBS provide tickets for show entry and tea and coffee but travel (and accommodation) are the volunteer’s responsibility.
It is recommended that food is brought with you as purchasing food on site can be expensive at shows.
For more information about our shows and events and more detail about volunteering please contact Georgina Bradley (George) in the office.