Date: 1 & 2 July 2017 Address: Dunsfold Park, near Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8HY
One of the most popular days in the Supercar calendar, The Supercar Event is going from strength to strength. With 16,000 visitors over the weekend we need an army of volunteers to support the event each day. If you want to be part of our team supporting the Children's Trust, the UK's largest charity for children with a brain injury then this is the opportunity for you!
Be prepared for a long day in all kinds of weather!!
A people person would get on well interacting with members of the public
A willingness to support a great event, raising vital funds for an amazing charity
We would be extremely grateful if volunteers could be on site as early as 7.30am. You will need to come through the Compass Gate entrance and park in the staff and volunteers car park, as directed by marshals & signs on arrival. Your role and briefing documents will be sent to you two weeks prior to the event. We need volunteers on both days but appreciate that you may only be able to commit to one of the days. Please note volunteers need to be over 18 years of age and need to be able to commit to arriving from 7.30 am and to stay for the full day, until 5pm. We also require a clear up team on Sunday to help us pack up and hand over the venue to Dunsfold Park.
Clothing: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes/trainers. Whilst volunteering, please wear your Children's Trust t-shirt which will be provided on the day. There are very few roles where you will need access to the track but if you are allocated a position where you need to access this area then you will be given a high visibility vest and wrist band. No heels or open toed shoes are allowed on the track.
What to bring: Wear layers – the great British Summer weather is unpredictable and Dunsfold Park is renowned for being extremely windy. Please bring a waterproof layer in case of rain. Please bring and use sun tan cream if we are fortunate enough to have fantastic weather or even if it's windy! You will be supplied with a packed lunch however we do suggest that you bring extra food and water. Unfortunately we do not have storage for volunteer belongings so we suggest you bring a back pack you can easily carry across site to wherever you are volunteering.
Your role on the day
Below you will find a list of some of the volunteer roles to give you an idea of what you may be doing over the weekend.
You can use the links to navigate to individual rolls to view a brief description; or you can scroll down for more information.
Your role assignment and briefing documents (specific to that role) will be sent to you two weeks prior to the event.
Your role is to assist people who have bought the attractions to the event, it could be the Fire Engine rides, Stay Safe Driving School, karting or Hovercrafts etc. We are looking for friendly, confident people who don't mind being on their feet most of the day. You could be selling tickets to visitors who wish to purchase a ride, helping to organise the queue or helping people to get on/ off rides etc. Roles will vary with each attraction. You will be fully briefed by the attraction staff on arrival.
Outgoing and friendly volunteers need to work as a team to ensure all the visitors come through the entrance quickly and efficiently. There will be 6 lanes of traffic where the lanes are split into two categories. Pre-bought entrance tickets. Buy on the day tickets. Volunteers on "pre-bought" will have to check that the ticket matches the number of people in the car, correct date etc. Volunteers on "buy on the day" will be selling tickets as people arrive.
In addition we will have teams stationed around the perimeter road to direct cars and stop & check vehicles.
Volunteers are required to sell raffle tickets across the site to members of the public. You will be based at The Children's Trust Information Point. For this role you need to be confident in approaching people and friendly.
Supercar & Caterham ride ticket sales
This is one of the busiest roles of the weekend. Selling ride tickets for the various car rides. All riders are required to check-in and fill in a disclaimer, collect a ticket and wrist band. Other roles will include VIP ticket sales, upgrading tickets, refunds etc. This area needs to be managed by a friendly, switched on team of volunteers who can help it run like clockwork and don't get phased under pressure.
Supercar Helmet helpers
Riders will have chosen on their disclaimer form whether or not they choose to wear a helmet. Helmet helpers are required to find a helmet, to make sure it fits and ensure the rider has fastened it correctly. There is a child age and height limit and this will be explained on the day. You will also be required to keep the crowd in line and pack up the helmets on the day!
Riders must wear a helmet. Crew will be required to find a helmet, make sure it fits and ensure the rider has fastened it correctly. Other volunteers will be required to sell tickets to members of the public or control the queue.