Volunteers for Shakespeare Weekend


Call for volunteers!

This June we are hosting 'Drama at Deepdene': an exciting outdoor performance from Shakespeare's famous plays by local troupe the Rough Mechanicals. We urgently need volunteers to help us run the weekend - can you help?

Volunteers at the Trail

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June between 10am and 4pm visitors will be able to attend either a morning or afternoon Shakespeare performance. They will then have the opportunity to explore the Gardens, discover more about Deepdene from a display and enjoy a short talk from the project team.

Children can have lots of fun making costumes and masks for the lunch time costume parade and a wandering musician will be there to entertain.

Food, drink and ice cream will be for sale - we are keeping our fingers crossed for the weather!

Tickets have just gone on sale at Dorking Halls and you can find out more about the event on the Shakespeare event page.

To keep this day running smoothly there are a range of jobs that we need volunteers to help with including:

  • Taking tickets at car park and Garden entrances and giving out programmes
  • Directing people to parking spaces
  • Overseeing the supplies in the kids craft area (children must be accompanied by an adult so no child-care responsibilities).
  • Help ensure the safety and enjoyment of spectators moving about the Gardens

There will be a rota for specific tasks so volunteers just need to let us know how long and when they can manage to help out but any time you can give would be most welcome.

We will aim to give all volunteers and team members caps and t-shirts branded with our logos to ensure they are clear to visitors, and everyone will have a pack containing maps, contact details, programmes and emergency procedures.

There will be a pre-event briefing on Friday 16th June to review the event with all volunteers.

Volunteers who stay the whole day will be given a free lunch and free parking at Kuoni House right next to the Gardens.

If you can spare some time to support us we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Gail Mackintosh with your availability at:

Email: gail.mackintosh@molevalley.gov.uk, Telephone: 01306 879273