The importance of volunteers at Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park is a community event run by unpaid locals whose motivation is to put on a superb family music event for the local community but at the same time raise funds for worthy local causes (read more about our mission here).

The event is the culmination of a years work on behalf of a small organising committee, a team of 8 people (mostly residents from Pattishall, however, there are a few from surrounding towns and villages).

However, the event needs more than eight people on the day to coordinate the 1500 people who will attend. Of course, there is also the set up on the day before, and the obligatory clear up the day after which all need manpower.

Getting volunteers is traditionally left to the last minute putting added pressure on the organising committee (normally family and friends being called upon).

This year we are pleased to have joined up with South Northants Volunteers Bureau (SNVB) who are helping organise the recruitment for this years event. We have the need for a mixture of skills which we are sure can be put to good use.

SNVB have a dedicated volunteers page on their website with further details.

If you are interested in helping with this great event SNVB are holding two informal volunteers recruitment sessions on April 25th at 1-3pm and 7-9pm taking place at the offices of SNVB in Whittons Lane Towcester NN12 6YZ

We would really appreciate your help to make this event even better!