Ground Team Assistants

We are looking for volunteers to support the planning and running of the annual Emsworth Show, which is open to all the family with craft, gardening & food stalls, as well entertainment for all. The show takes place in the New Life Church Grounds off Thorney Road in Emsworth on the Bank Holiday Monday in August. Planning for this event tends to start in January/February and the set up for the event at the grounds takes place from the Friday prior to the show on the Monday. There is a core team of volunteers that oversee the planning and set up of the show and they are keen to hear from volunteers who would be willing to help. The team is looking to fill a number of volunteer roles.

The Ground Team Assistants will assist the Grounds Team Manager, shadowing with a view to taking on the role in future. The main role of the Manager will include: 

  • Preparations related to setting up the plans for the Show and the related equipment needed including responsibility for the equipment stored locally. 
  • Liaising with the removal company and the marquee team. Assisting with the set-up and breakdown of the Showground, from the Friday through to the Tuesday following the Show. 

They may also help with:

  • Putting in place the necessary bookings and paperwork to hold the show, including the provision of risk assessments 
  • Co-ordinating the various providers of tentage, security, fencing, PA and fire equipment.

You will work as part of a team, so lots of fun, camaraderie and laughter!


  • Strong organisation skills
  • A good level of fitness, as some lifting is involved
  • A sense of humour
  • Diplomacy
  • Patience
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Ongoing advice and help for volunteers is available from the core team and wider working group of volunteers
  • Training provided
    Onboarding and on the job training is available to volunteers
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    As above

When can I volunteer?

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Off Thorney Road
PO10 8BN

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