The Monmouthshire Show relies on a large number of dedicated volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the Show. Join the team involved in helping make the Monmouthshire Show the biggest one day show in Wales.
Opportunities are available in all areas for volunteers to offer much needed assistance. Meet new people, feel valued and have fun by donating your time for just one day a year – the last Thursday in August – or more if you feel so inclined.
Where do your talents and interests lie? Are you fit and strong enough to be able to erect show jumps or careful and detailed enough to record results? There is something to suit anyone prepared to try something different.
Responsible volunteers are needed to help with: site preparation and dismantling, horse, cattle and sheep sections, traffic and parking, pedestrian management and erecting show jumps…the list is endless.
All volunteers helping for more than 4 hours receive a steward’s pack containing their admission pass, car parking pass and a luncheon voucher which entitles them to lunch in the Members Marquee.
Many of our stewards have been involved with the show for decades. Mr Brian Farr and Mr Bruce Tranter were unanimously elected as honorary life members of the Society during the AGM on 3rd March 2008 in recognition of 50 years service as stewards in the cattle section of the Monmouthshire Show.
Both gentlemen started their stewarding days as fresh faced 17 year olds and are still part of the backbone of volunteers so invaluable to the Show.
What do our volunteers and stewards say?
“I didn’t know many people in Monmouth and although I wanted to go to the Show, I didn’t want to go on my own. My daughter had a pony when she was young so I volunteered to be a steward in the horse section. I was given training prior to the show and on the day I was paired with a more experience steward – thank goodness!. It made my day, I was meeting lots of people, was enjoyably busy and now see people in Monmouth that I can say hello to – all because of my day stewarding. I am definitely volunteering for next year.” – Sian Bevan
“My sister asked me if I would be able to help with stewarding at the show and over the years I have had several different jobs from helping with the Craft Marquee to being tannoy liaison in the horse section. I always enjoy my day at the show and treat the day off work, and a few more days, as part of my holiday.” – Sue Singer
“My friend and I were at a bit of a loose end just before we had to go back to university and as we could see the preparation of the Monmouthshire show site taking place we asked if any help was needed. We knew nothing about show jumping but could see when the fences were knocked down, it was our job to put them up again under the eagle eye of the course builder. Being poor students we appreciated a good meal and free entry to the Show!” – Ben Goodman
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