Volunteer at the Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre: Saturday 17 July 2021


Every year, we need to assemble a small army of volunteers to help run the Midsummer Fayre. Without the energy, enthusiasm and time that local people generously contribute, the Fayre simply would not happen.

There is a role for everyone, regardless of your skills, knowledge or time. Whether you have enjoyed the event in the past, or are new to the area… we urge everyone to consider giving up an hour or two of your time to help make the event a success!

We are completely reliant on a large team of volunteers to make the day enjoyable and above all safe for thousands of visitors. 

You too can be a key part of Brockley’s largest and longest-running community event!

There are a wide range of roles which means there’s something for everyone. Some people help out beforehand by distributing our programme to publicise the event, whilst others help on the day itself. Some dedicated volunteers do both!

Either way, joining the team is a great way to meet neighbours, give something back to the community, and get a real sense of satisfaction.

If you’re considering helping on the day itself, remember you don’t need to help out for the whole day. Most roles are split into short shifts of just a couple of hours – so you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the many attractions of the Fayre itself! Of course we’d be delighted if you wanted to commit more time – but there is absolutely no obligation.

We have a dedicated Volunteer co-ordinator who oversees this process: welcoming you to the team, discussing any skills and interests you may have, and agreeing a role with you.

From Saturday 3 Julywe need people to help distribute thousands of copies of our promotional programme. The generous local businesses advertising in this programme generate a large part of the funds we need to run the Fayre. We aim to distribute them to a wide range of retail outlets, as well as handing them out outside local schools and train stations. The programmes will be available for collection from several points in and around the Conservation Area.

Another way you can make a great contribution to the event is to bake something  to bring along and donate to our Tea & Cake stall. This also raises valuable funds for Brockley Society.

On the day itself (Saturday 17 July), those who have offered to help run the Fayre will split up into teams to take charge of specific aspects of the organisation, each with its own Team Captain. In the weeks leading up to the Fayre, we will circulate full details of the roles, as well as conducting a thorough briefing and introduction to the rest of the team on the morning of the Fayre.

The Teams include:

  • Marquee and tent set-up
  • Hazard Tapes/Bunting/Signs/ Flags set-up
  • Stewards (stalls / traffic flow)
  • Litter management: collection & sorting
  • Children’s competitions
  • Arena events
  • Raffle ticket sales
  • Brockley Society tent
  • Programme distribution on the field
  • Tea and Cake stall
  • Barbecue stall
  • Event strike down (tents/gazebos)

You can find out more about the specific roles on the day itself in our Volunteer Role Overview from 2019 here. Please note: for most roles there is a limited time commitment. We hope you will be happy to volunteer knowing you would have plenty of time to enjoy the attractions of the Fayre!

So, as we all begin to enjoy the joy of social gatherings again, we very much hope you will consider joining our team, to help ensure a great and safe day for all!

 

To register your interest in helping out, please drop us a line at:

Thank you!

Without our Volunteers, the Fayre simply cannot happen!