In fact, it's always the perfect time to get involved!
It is never too late to come and help at Strawberry Fair as we work throughout most of the year. If you would like to be part of the largest free festival in the UK you can fill in our VOLUNTEER FORM, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply come to one of our meetings and talk to members of the Committee, especially our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Becky Ramshaw. You don't need any particular experience to volunteer with us, and we will provide any training and support needed.
One of the things that make Strawberry Fair and all of our associated events so special is the people that put their time and effort into making our event so unique. Entirely run by a team of volunteers (known collectively as the Fairies) we work year-round across a number of areas, from finding artists and organising stages, through working out how many toilets are needed, to managing traders and fundraising. Whatever your interests and whatever your skills, the Fair needs your help.
Volunteering for Strawberry Fair is a great opportunity to get experience and develop skills in the events, marketing and arts industries, to meet new people, to get to know your Cambridge community and to have fun - and, of course, a fantastic sense of team achievement when it all comes together on the day itself. Whether you'd like to help with planning throughout the year, the preparation of the site or simply on the day itself, there is always space and we would love to hear from you.
To get in touch and find out more, please complete our volunteers' enquiry form - We're sure we can find something that you'd be interested in!
Can you help us with any of the roles below? How about something else entirely?
There are a number of jobs we need to fill every year. You can find out a bit more about this below. However, if you feel there's something missing from this list that would improve our event then please either let us know, or even better, come to a meeting and suggest it!
If you're not sure yet what you'd be interested in doing but would still like to get involved, then come to a meeting anyway and see what takes your fancy.
Stewards are absolutely key to the running of both the Fair and Parade. Stewards usually work in pairs, so it is an excellent way for you and a friend to get involved on the day. They provide information to fair-goers, watch out for health and safety issues, and assist in emergencies. Separately, we also need people to hand out programmes, collect donations and sell our merchandise. Just two hours of your time on the day will help us enormously. Email: email@example.com or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
The Strawberry Fair site crew is renowned across the country as one of the most efficient and 'on the ball' event teams. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty and shifting all kinds of infrastructure (staging, fencing, tables, chairs etc) and are available anytime - even just for one day - during the week before the Fair or a few days afterwards, then please get in touch. No prior experience or skills required, just a smile and a willing disposition. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Communications & Publicity
We love Strawberry Fair and we want the whole of Cambridge to as well. The communications team work to promote the Fair itself and other Strawberry events throughout the year, in the local media, at gigs and events. It is also responsible for producing the printed programme for the Fair. So if you're good with people and good with words, get in touch! Email: email@example.com or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Are you a budding director? A keen photographer? We're on the lookout for people to help us capture the essence and the memories of the fair. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
The Festival Admin team liaises with stallholders, organises the Fair's official merchandise and handles all on-the-day administration. If you're methodical and keen to learn the nuts and bolts of event management, the Festival Admin team wants to hear from you.Email: email@example.com or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Ready to muck in? Strawberry Fair strives to be environmentally friendly so we recycle as much as we can - about 40% at the moment. This year we want to recycle at least 50%, for which we will need your help - just turn up on the day, or the Sunday and Monday after, and ask for a bin bag. Gloves and grabbers are provided, though if you have them please bring your own! Just a couple of hours of your time will really help get Midsummer Common cleared up and given back to the cows. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Every year we're always looking for the creative types to help us dress and decorate the site & stage areas, draw funky logos and posters during planning, or create merchandise that we can sell. Email: email@example.com or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Strawberry Fair relies on the donations we receive throughout the year and one of the ways to do this is ensuring we are more than just a day in June for the local community. If you have an idea and the time to dedicate to its success, let us know. We have a varied and experienced team of people that may be able to help you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Attracting a wide variety of interesting businesses and traders to the market areas of the fair is crucial to the vibe we set out to create. With over 200 traders on site, our team recruit, book-in and liaise in advance before co-ordinating the arrival and location siting at the fair. Email: email@example.com or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Important to the Fair is strengthening the link and maintaining the strong relationships with our local businesses and community. We work hard on this throughout the year and are on the lookout for someone to co-ordinate these activities, ensuring the Fair gives back as much as we receive. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM.
Strawberry Fair Committee
If you are also interested in joining the Strawberry Fair committee with the planning of the fair or co-ordinating an area, you'll find more information here.