Event Volunteers

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This is your opportunity to become involved in the early stages of an innovative new sporting and musical event in Galashiels, which will take place for the fourth time, this year.

Showcasing rugby at every level from primary school age through to under-14s, under-16s, under18s, senior and ladies sections, the ‘Maroon’d at Gala’ event will bring together players from across Central and Southern Scotland.

Taking place alongside tug of war and running events and culminating in the final of the famous Gala 7s, it will be an inclusive celebration of sport.

In addition to the sporting events there will be live music throughout the day.
T here will also be street food with a selection of cuisines to suit most tastes.

Role Description:

Prior to the event assistance will be needed with setting up signage and general on site preparations for the event. Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August.

A young schools tournament (S1 and S2) will be held on Friday night.

On the day general stewarding duties at entrances, car parks and around the site.
Entrances will require the provision and fixing of wrist bands to demonstrate age and the collection of donations. Saturday 17th August.

Car park stewarding will require the positioning and control of all vehicles entering and leaving the designated parking areas. Saturday 17th August.

General stewarding around the site will involve troubleshooting, highlighting any problems and communicating same. Saturday 17th August.

Clearing up takes place on Sunday 18th August – usually just the morning 09.00-12.00.

Organisation aims and objectives

The advancement of public participation in sport through the promotion, practising and playing of Rugby Football and other sports in Galashiels and district and elsewhere. The provision of recreational facilities and organised sporting pursuits to improve the well-being, health and conditions of life for the community in Galashiels and district, through participation in sport, educational and social activities in the furtherance of these objects.










Thursday and Friday is readiness preparation. Ayoung schools tournament (S1 and S2) will be held on Friday night. Saturday is all day, in rotas, to manage admission, assist with stewarding and other general assistance to cover the hours of 09.00 until 20.00. Sunday is clear up – usually just the morning 09.00-12.00.


Given the location and wide area volunteers require to be fit and healthy.
Experience required: No formal experience required.
Travel details: Netherdale, Galashiels. 15-18th August 2024
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Food provided on the day (vouchers), Travel expenses based on mileage or fares.
Training details: All volunteers will be required to attend a briefing during the week before the event.