Volunteering at the Fair

There are lots of different volunteering opportunities available at the Carshalton Eco-Fair such as organising the music and performing art stages, promoting the fair, helping in the office, liaising with stall holders and more. It is a not-for-profit fundraising event run by volunteers at charity EcoLocal.  We are looking for more volunteers to get involved to help make this year a success for the community.  Could you do a couple of hours or more helping out as a steward or on the information desk at theevent?   If you’re interested, please email fair@ecolocal.org.uk

Monday – day of the fair: Looking for at least 60 people to do a range of jobs on a rota basis throughout the day:

  • Stall holder marshals to welcome and direct stall holders early in the morning (two shifts; 7.30-9am and 9-10.30am)
  • Stall holder parking attendants! People to patrol the stall holder parking area between 7.30am and 10.30am – this could be split into two shifts.
  • Parking marshals to encourage stall holders to remove vehicles to parking area (9.45-10.30am)
  • Teams of gate stewards on the pedestrian entrance gates taking the entrance fees, giving change and programmes  (1 or 2 hour shifts 10.30am – 5.30pm)
  • Vehicle gate stewards on the vehicle gate to direct arriving vehicles/not let in people without vehicle passes (1 or 2 hour shifts 10.30am-5.30pm)
  • Info desk stewards to sit at the info/lost property/lost children desk (1 or 2 hour shifts 9.30am – 6.30pm)
  • Roaming stewards keeping an eye on the event (1 or 2 hour shifts 9.30am – 6.30pm)
  • Secret shopper! To check that the stalls are complying with stall holders regulations, and that there are no rogue stalls etc (from around 11am)
  • Feedback stewards– getting feedback from fair attenders on the event (1 hour shifts 12.30-5.30pm)
  • Help to pack up equipment  – 6-8pm
In addition we need help each year to set up and pack away the fair:

Sunday. A team of us will be in the park setting up the Fair and we’d welcome help with e.g:

  • white line painting to mark out the stall pitches
  • loading and unloading vans of equipment
  • painting and putting up banners
  • making cups of tea and sandwiches for the helpers (just as important as the heavy work!)
  • hammering in fence posts/putting up temporary fencing
  • putting up marquees
  • various other tasks


  • taking down marquees, helping put everything away/clearing up, taking down temporary fences, loading/unloading van, making cups of tea.