Event organisers are on the hunt for a team of volunteers who will help bring the magic of Leyland Festival to life after its two-year hiatus.
Leyland Festival volunteers have long been an integral and highly regarded part of the event, often thought of as the real face of the biggest day in the Leyland calendar, which takes place this year on Thursday 2nd June – the first day of the extended Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday weekend.
Volunteers may be asked to carry out short shifts at festival entry points, helping expected crowds of 15,000 attendees access the site. Alternatively, they will be stationed throughout Worden Park, providing visitor information, including directions, event schedules and signposting key locations such as toilets and First Aid areas.
Each volunteer will be asked to carry out their duties for one or two hours, depending on their availability, between the hours of 10am and 6pm, and in return will be given a £5 voucher to spend with any of the food and drink traders at the festival.
Organisers are searching for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. From individuals to community organisations, sports clubs to Scouts or Guiding groups, the festival committee is hoping to find help from all corners of Leyland’s community, representing the town’s spirit of generosity and the ultimate goal of the festival – bringing people together.
Karen Shaw, committee member for Leyland Festival, said: “Volunteers have always been the lifeblood of Leyland Festival, and with ambitions to make this year bigger and better than ever, we’re hoping to build a fantastic team. There’s such a sense of excitement and comradery among those involved in making the event happen. I’d encourage anyone who wants to experience the joy of the day to the fullest, learn a few skills and meet some new people to get in touch.
“This is our opportunity to showcase the very best of our town, and it couldn’t happen without volunteers. This year’s event is going to be completely free and so we’re expecting a record number of visitors, including many who have never experienced the festival before. Whether you’ve been a lifelong attendee or the festival is new to you, we’d love to welcome you to the team. We want everyone to leave the event feeling embraced by their community and uplifted by what we can achieve together, and we rely on our volunteers to help us make this magic happen.”
Festival volunteers will be fully supported at all times by security staff and provided with training on the morning of the event.
To volunteer, visit www.leylandfestival.co.uk/volunteers and complete the online form.