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 volunteer, please email us at iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk - We're sure we can find something that you'd be interested in!

Read one volunteer's personal story of helping for a week during Strawberry Fair.

Stewarding

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 help 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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Site crew

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk


Communications

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! iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Media Team

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.iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Festival admin

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk


Environment team

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Artists/Designers

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk


Fundraising

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Trader Management

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

Local Relationships

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. iwanttohelp@strawberry-fair.org.uk

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.


Did you come here looking to perform at the fair? Email the programming team at iwanttoplay@strawberry-fair.org.uk.