Volunteering at the Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre

Saturday 22 June 2024

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 – see detailed  information below. 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 can be done in short shifts of little as 1.5hrs, 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. There is more information about the specific roles in the section below.

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. Proceeds raised from sales, along with all funds raised from the Prize Draw, Stalls and the BBQ, fund Brockley Society projects throughout the year. An overview of these can be found on the homepage of this website.

On the day itself (Saturday 22 June), volunteers work in small teams to take charge of specific aspects of the organisation, each with its own Team Captain.

The teams that we are still recruiting for are:

  • BBQ stall
  • Brockley Society tent
  • Children’s Competitions
  • Coconut shy
  • Fayre set-up
  • Fayre breakdown
  • Fayre promotion
  • Litter management
  • Programme Distribution
  • Programme Sponsors and adverts
  • Prize Draw ticket sales
  • Stewards
  • Music stage

An overview of the current roles can be found here.

To register your interest in helping out, or to find out more, please drop us a line at:

Our Volunteer coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible to clarify and discuss your involvement, but please try to be patient: we also are all volunteers!

Many thanks in advance for your interest, and we hope to meet you soon.


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

Thank you!