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Ahoy There! Rotary programme sellers needed

Gloucester Rotary Club are dedicated to raising money for local and international charities whilst providing an informal fun club for its members with plenty of opportunities to socialise and network. During the Tall Ships weekend, 25th – 27th May) the Rotary Club will be down at the docks selling the official festival programmes. Profits from the programmes go to the Rotary Club’s supported charities.

What's involved?

We need two or more volunteers to help sell the programmes at the Tall Ships festival. You’ll be given a Rotary club Hi Viz waistcoat so people know that they are buying form a legitimate source and a stack of programmes. Sometimes you’ll be wandering around with the programmes  (don’t worry we don’t expect you to carry loads at once) making roving sales but mainly  you’ll be situated near the main gates to sell to people as they come in. You’ll be given a small float to give change from and there will be opportunities to hand over the cash takings throughout the day so you are not having to wander around with large amounts of cash on you.

It you fancy helping out for all three festival days that would be great, but even if you could just help for one or two days, or even a couple of hours,  that would be very much appreciated.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role without committing yourself please drop an email to Sue Smith from the Gloucester Rotary Club on

Why get involved?

You’ll have free admission to the Tall Ships festival and plenty of opportunity to have a look at the ships and other entertainments and activities as you sell the programmes. It’s a great opportunity to get practical experience of money handling and of making sales to members of the public. It’s a very sociable volunteering role as well as you’ll be speaking to hundreds if not thousands of people throughout the day. You’ll be outside in the fresh air and probably do a fair bit of walking, so it’s a great way to get some gentle exercise without having to think about it, or find yourself stuck in a gym. You’ll also be doing your bit to help raise money for some very worthwhile charities in association with the Rotary Club (a very high profile charity that looks great on your CV.)

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge
  3. Await a response from the Gloucester Rotary Club with more information 

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Event Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Money Handling
  • Working independently

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Events and Programming
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and communications
  • Retail
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House

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