As part of the Event Volunteer Team you’ll be amongst the first to hear about new exciting volunteering opportunities at events, in your community and how you can support them.
There will usually be a choice of specific roles depending on the event. The tasks and responsibilities of each specific role, the expectations of you as a volunteer, including time required, will be clearly defined in advance, to help you decide whether a particular role is suitable for you.
What a volunteer might do
Typical tasks might include:
- Welcoming and checking in/out of spectators to event sites and locations
- Supporting the volunteer manager with set-up and pack down of the event
- Providing information to participants and spectators
- Signposting spectators around the event, such as marshalling, cheering or handing out refreshments.
- Supporting environmental issues – green champion
What is not expected of a volunteer
Volunteers are not permitted to do any of the following activities and should not be asked or expected to do them;
- Traffic management
- Security or enforcement
- Any role which has not been risk assessed
People suited for this role
Volunteering at an event is an exciting and rewarding experience. With a range of roles available at our events there is something to suit everyone, including:
- be aged 16 or over
- display a warm and friendly disposition,
- have a positive outlook
- be reliable, dependable, honest and trustworthy and courteous
- be non-discriminatory and respectful of others.
Reasons to be an event volunteer
Volunteering at an event can be an exciting and rewarding experience. We acknowledge that people give up their valuable time for a range of reasons, including:
- Meeting new people
- Developing new skills and getting some events experience
- You are passionate about Plymouth and want to support local events
Training and ongoing support
Prior to the start of any event you will receive an induction session so that you know exactly what you’ll be doing and all other relevant training will also be provided, for example: safeguarding; confidentiality and data protection; your own safety and wellbeing as a volunteer.
You may claim reimbursement for pre agreed out of pocket expenses such as travel to your place of volunteering.
If required PCC will carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at no cost to the volunteer.
As a volunteer you are of course free to stop volunteering at any time.
You will be given a clear point of contact for all aspects of your volunteering including for any feedback, suggestions or concerns.
This volunteering role is covered by the Plymouth City Council Code of Conduct which will be made available to you.