Volunteer Call Out

FRIENDLY FACES WANTED

The Royal Adelaide Show is seeking 200 volunteers to help deliver the annual ten-day event, to be held September 1 to September 10 this year.

“We have 900 shifts up for grabs to people who love to give a helping hand,” says Show volunteer manager Julie Quimby. “Being a volunteer is a great experience and gives insight into how the Show works behind the scenes.”

Managed by the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia (RA&HS), a non-profit organisation that promotes South Australian primary industry, the Royal Adelaide Show attracts half a million people each year.

Key volunteer roles at the Show include kiosk attendants, information desk assistants and Yellow Brick Road helpers. Volunteers must be friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, provide outstanding customer service and be committed to working in a team.

Jacob, a recent university graduate, has been a Show volunteer for the past three years. “I really like that as a Volunteer you are always working with others and there are always others to support you in your role,” he said.

Volunteers, who must be 18 years or older, will receive entry to the Show, a uniform (shirt, hat and lanyard), meal vouchers and parking permit in return for their assistance. Volunteers must be able to assist for a minimum of three days during the ten days of Show, with the average team member helping out for six days. There are also a limited number of roles for volunteering pre and post Show.

People interested in joining the fantastic team of volunteers should come to an hour-long volunteer information session on Friday, March 31 at 10:30am or Saturday, April 1 at 2:00pm.

To register for either session or for more information, please call Julie Quimby on 08 8210 5227 or email volunteer@adelaideshowground.com.au

Key dates
March 31 and April 1 - Information Sessions
May 31 - Last day to apply online
June 5 and 6 - Interviews
August 25 and 26 - Induction and General Training Sessions

Contacts
Julie Quimby, Volunteer Manager – Royal Adelaide Show, ph: 8210 5227
Kirrilee Hay, Marketing Coordinator – Royal Adelaide Show, ph: 0499 773 512