Volunteer for the Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre

Saturday 24 June 2023

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

We are always on the lookout for new people to join the organising team beforehand, and on the day itself.

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

Find out more below…

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

To get involved, drop us an email at

There are a wide range of roles which means there’s something for everyone. Some people help out with beforehand with organising group, or by distributing our programme to publicise the event. Others help on the day itself – and some 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.

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. Sales raise funds for Brockley Society projects throughout the year.

On the day itself (Saturday 24 June), 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 on the day include:

  • Set-up: marquees, gazebos, flags etc
  • Traffic marshals
  • Stalls stewards
  • Litter management: collection & sorting
  • Prize Draw ticket sales on the field
  • Tea and Cake stall
  • Barbecue stall
  • Event strike down (tents, gazebos)

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:

Without our team of volunteers, the Fayre simply cannot happen.

Thank you!