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Steward at the Mill Road Winter Fair!

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The Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge is one of the biggest and most diverse community festivals in the region, with around 15,000 people enjoying everything that Mill Road has to offer. A huge range of traders, residents and local groups take part, most of them putting on their own activities or providing special offers.

We need volunteer stewards to help out on the day, between 10am and 5pm. The whole of Mill Road will be closed to traffic on the day and although there is a professional traffic management company to operate the road closure, we also need volunteers to help out as stewards up and down the road.

Stewards play a vital role on the day as they are responsible for the safety and well-being of the public. They also provide information, assistance and advice. All stewards wear a high-visibility jacket and most are equipped with two-way radios.

This year, we also have some special events which will need more attention, such as the parade (at 12.30pm).

We need people with a clear head, a sense of responsibility and an ability to focus on the matter at hand. Stewards must be over 18 but don’t require any special experience. It is an important job, but also enjoyable and a great way of being involved in this vibrant and diverse community.

Stewarding is allocated in 1 hour slots between 10am and 5pm with changeovers on the hour every hour. People usually sign up for a two hour slot but you can do any combination you like; eg. an hour in the morning and two in the afternoon.

You will need to attend a briefing session which takes place the night before (Friday 30th November at 7pm) at a venue on or near to Mill Road.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Jonathan Goodacre Health and Safety Officer, by email at safety@millroadwinterfair.org or by phone on 07982 810343

If you volunteer, please register with the Volunteering Service as you can get your hours recognised with an accreditation certificate!

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