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Chingford May Day Fare - Site Host Volunteers

For Chingford May Day Fayre on Saturday 4 May, we pay tribute to the changing seasons, fresh growth, new life, a positive future and historic and modern traditions that celebrate community and workers unity.

Chingford May Day Fayre encourages visitors to cycle to Chingford Plain on a special road route decorated with enchantments from the Bicycle Ballet Company. At Chingford Plain, visitors are invited to build our May Day bonfire, make kindling and fear masks and visit the Wise Woman of the Forest. It will be an opportunity to go back to basics with a day in the Forest with music, song and pageantry. The day will conclude with a Feast on the Plain before we ceremonially burn our fears and kindle our hopes for the year to come.

Come and support in the build-up to Chingford May Day Fayre. The week beforehand, the Plain will be open and a series of creative workshops will be held with local people, inviting them to work together to create kindling and fear masks which will be featured in Saturday’s event. As a Site Host, you will engage visitors who are running or dog-walking on Chingford Plain in the run-up to Chingford May Day Fayre and invite them to participate in workshops. Volunteers will be asked to help with running local errands to support in the set-up of the event.

Your role as a Site Host Volunteer will include:
•Greet visitors on the plain creating an inviting and friendly atmosphere
•Be the point of contact for visitors on Chingford Plain to answer questions
•Meet and greet local community groups attending the workshops
•Inform visitors about the event and timings
•Run local errands supporting in the set-up of the event
•Gather fallen branches from the forest under supervision
•Hand out London Borough of Culture event materials and promote future events

Site Host Volunteers are needed on site between 12pm to 10pm from Tuesday 23 April to Monday 29 April, and between 2pm to 6pm from Tuesday 30 April to Friday 3 May. Volunteers are able to choose their own hours, please let us know by email (wflegends@groundwork.org.uk) or phone (0300 365 9911) of your preferred date and hours. You will receive confirmation of your shift(s) the week of Monday 15 April.

Volunteers will be provided with a briefing over the phone.

Chingford Plains, Waltham Forest

All volunteers will have an opportunity to take part in a new event that has never been staged before and you are invited to be in the audience for the finale of the event.

You’re happy to volunteer outdoors in whatever the weather.

Information,Front of House,Welcoming,Set-up

You must be over 16 years old You need an induction Accessible Expenses Paid

Open from Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Friday 3rd May 2019


Chingford Plains, Waltham Forest