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Volunteering at your Local Show

There are many benefits to taking the time to volunteer at your local Ag Show, including:

Engagement with Local Community

Skill Development (e.g. event planning, organisation, customer service, animal care, etc.)

Volunteering experience for resumé and CV

Educational experience within various areas of Agriculture

Opportunities to network with professionals in the Ag Industry, local community leaders, and local businesses

A fun way to experience a major local event in your area!

Promoting the future of Agriculture

Why Volunteer?

          Volunteering at an Agricultural Show is a wonderful, widely-enjoyed experience greatly recommended by many invested members in all communities, big and small, that provides opportunity and engagement with your local area.

          Once people begin volunteering at their local show, they find themselves staying involved in the agricultural show movement for many years to come, developing skills, experiences, and lifelong connections within their local area.

Testimonials

          There are many different roles for volunteers at a show, such as bump in and out setup work before and after the show, general duties during the show (e.g. lost & found, signage, delivering refreshments to other volunteers), gate and information stand attendant, stewarding exhibits and animals, etc.

         After a continuous affiliation with a show, a volunteer can nominate for a position on the executive committee for the Show Society, granting opportunity to help run the show even further behind the scenes, or even work their way up to executive committee positions at a Sub-Chamber or State level. 

Expectations

           While volunteering, it is expected for the volunteer to follow the QLD Ag Shows Volunteer Code of Conduct, provided prior to their first shift, as well as general expectations in dress (comfortable, closed shoes, appropriate sun-smart & work-ready wear, no valuables) and behaviour.

          Most of all, we expect you to get as much as you can out of the experience and have a good time!

Roles

Bump In/Out setup work before and after the show

General Duties during the show (e.g. lost & found, signage, competition result entries, supporting other volunteers

Gate and Information Stand Attendant

Animal and/or Exhibit Steward

Much more! All shows are different and will have different responsibilities for their volunteers

 After a continuous affiliation with a show, a volunteer can nominate for a position on the executive committee for the Show Society, granting opportunity to help run the show even further behind the scenes, or even work their way up to executive committee positions at a Sub-Chamber or State level. 

2022 Queensland Ag Shows State Final Information will not be released until each Sub Chamber Final has been completed and the respective Sub Chamber representatives determined. The closing date for notification of Sub Chamber representatives is 30 June.