Volunteer at The Game Fair Camping this summer and stay at the UK’s biggest field sports and country living fair.

WHO CAN APPLY TO VOLUNTEER AT THE GAME FAIR CAMPING?

 

Anyone who would like to join us! The only limitation is that volunteers must be at least 18 years old, or accompanied by an adult. The Game Fair Camping will welcome visitors of all ages and from all walks of life, and our volunteers will too!

 

We have positions both for volunteers and Micro Interns. Volunteers will be able to take on a more casual role, working up to 5 hours a day, with accommodation, breakfast and lunch included and plenty of time to enjoy The Game Fair. For Micro Interns, this will be the equivalent of a full time position, working 6 days on and 1 day off over the 2 weeks.

 

The Game Fair is being held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, bringing together all aspects of outdoor pursuits and field sports, at an event that has been running for decades. The Game Fair Camping will be located on the Hatfield House estate, with access via Hatfield House. Hatfield is only 20 minutes by train from London so it is conveniently located for people from all over the country to travel to, and we expect to be welcoming around 4000 thousand visitors to campsite in this beautiful part of the country.

The Game Fair Camping 2017 is being held at Hatfield House

VOLUNTEERING

 

We are looking for volunteers to join us at at The Game Fair Camping from 20th July to 2nd August. We know from years of experience that volunteering is a rewarding and incredibly social experience, where people meet friends for life, discover new interests and just get to enjoy being part of a new community.

 

Volunteers are asked to volunteer for up to 5 hours per day, helping with all aspects of the campsite in exchange for accommodation, breakfast and lunch and access to The Game Fair included.

 

As a volunteer, you will perform a variety of tasks:

 

  • Setting up and taking down the campsite
  • Helping check in guests
  • Stewarding and helping guests get to their allocated pitches
  • Cleaning duties
  • Housekeeping in the Pre-Pitched and Glamping Village
  • Checking out guests
  • Providing help, information and assistance to guests

 

Volunteers are needed from 20th July to 2nd August 2017.

 

We ask for a minimum stay of 7 days, and volunteers must be able to arrive on either 20th July or 24th July.

 

PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

If you would like to bring your own tent to stay in, you are most welcome to.

 

If you would like us to provide a tent for you, we can provide either a three man tent to yourself, or share a 4 man tent with separate sleeping compartments with another volunteer of the same sex.

 

If you have any dietary requirements, we may not be able to cater for you.

 

Facilities provided on site will include toilets, showers, camping kitchen. We will not have laundry facilities.

 

To apply, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

THE MICRO INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

 

The Game Fair Camping will mark the launch of the 2017 Campingninja Micro Internship Programme. The Micro Internship aims to offer relevant work experience to those wanting to pursue careers in outdoor activities or Event Management. The successful applicants will take on their own role and responsibilities within the management team. The Micro Internship will be held across two events, The Game Fair Camping and Edinburgh Festival Camping. Applicants can choose to just apply for one of the two events, but availability to work across both events is favourable.

 

 

WHEN?

 

Micro Interns must be available for the full duration of each event, The Game Fair Camping (20th July – 2nd August 2017) and Edinburgh Festival Camping (30th July – 30th August 2017), or both if applying for both events.

 

This is a full time position, so you will be working 8 hours per day (split shifts), with 6 days on and 1 day off.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

 

Travel costs will be paid for by Campingninja to and from the event, and tented accommodation with an air bed will be provided for the duration of the event if required. If you have your own tent you are encouraged to bring your own. You will either be provided a 3 man tent to yourself, or share a 4 man tent with one other person of the same sex (with separate sleeping compartments). You will need to provide your own sleeping bag. On site meals will be provided, as well as campsite facilities, including toilets, showers and campsite kitchen. We are not able to cater for any special dietary requirements.

 

Roles you will cover:

  • Campsite management and maintenance
  • Customer services
  • Working in a team to get the accommodation set up
  • Leading and coordinating a team in a specific area
  • Working in ‘Front of House’ checking in guests, providing information, answering queries.
  • Cleaning duties and housekeeping
  • Opportunity to develop your Portfolio with post-event guest blogging and the creation of online content

 

Successful applicants will become a member of the team and take on their own responsibilities. This is an opportunity for growth and industry relevant work experience, so if you like to join us please get in touch.

 

WHAT WE ASK OF YOU

 

We have a limited number of Micro Intern places, so if you are unable to commit to the position, you must let us know so we can offer the opportunity to another applicant.

 

  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • You must be flexible and happy to work across a variety of roles
  • Weather ready and not scared of a little mud or rain (… or a lot!)
  • Good listener and able to work in a team
  • Organisation skills
  • A sense of humour… we like to be able to have a laugh!
  • Good customer service skills
  • Experience with camping is ideal but not essential
  • A reasonable level of fitness for setting up and taking down
  • Availability to intern at both The Game Fair Camping and Edinburgh Festival Camping is preferable.

MORE ABOUT THE GAME FAIR CAMPING

 

The Game Fair Camping is a temporary campsite being set up for visitors to  the Game Fair, an annual event that is held at different locations each year. The Game Fair Camping is located within the Hatfield House estate in Hertfordshire, and will provide a number of grass camping pitches (with and without electric hook up), pre-pitched camping and Luxury Glamping. Like our other events, the campsite is being set up from scratch so working with us provides a great insight into the different aspects of what it takes to set up events and festivals.

 

As we are working in conjunction with The Game Fair, The Game Fair organisers will provide facilities at the campsite including a campsite supermarket, a bar and food outlets. Showers and toilet facilities will be available for all guests, and guests staying in our pre-pitched and Glamping area will have their own exclusive social area, their own showers and toilets and a VIP parking area. Free parking is available for all guests and staff at the campsite car park.

 

The Game Fair Camping campsite will be in operation from Thursday 20th July until Saturday 2nd August. Guests will be on site from 26th to 31st July.

WHO CAN APPLY?

 

Applicants must be:

 

  • At least 18 years old
  • Team players – we can only do what we do by working together.
  • A positive thinker – we believe positivity spreads positivity so we want optimistic ‘can-doers’ for our campsite!
  • Flexible – shifts will fall throughout the day and you will be asked to do a variety of tasks.
  • Have a friendly and approachable disposition… smiling faces and helpful attitudes will only bring good things!
  • A sense of humour… who doesn’t like to laugh?
  • Customer service experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Camping experience is desirable but not essential…

If you join us at The Game Fair, you could also apply for volunteering or our Micro Internship at Edinburgh Festival Camping.

Just let us know on the form below that you’re also interested in joining us at Edinburgh Festival Camping.

APPLY NOW

To apply for The Game Fair Volunteering or Micro Internships, please fill in the application form below….

 WHAT NEXT?

We will review your application and get in touch as soon as possible. Micro Internship applicants will be asked to partake in a telephone interview.

 

Once accepted onto our volunteer programme, we will send you your Volunteer Confirmation email, and then more information will be sent out in due course. Volunteers and Interns will need to read over the information we send out and complete any documents.

 

If you are accepted but then your plans change, please get in touch. We have a limited number of positions available so if you have accepted a place but cannot attend, we could offer this position to someone else.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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