Would you like to be part of an award winning team?

Volunteers are key to the success of Piping At Forres and registration is now open (below) for those who want to lend a hand for the event which will be held on 24 June 2017 in Grant Park.

Lesley Dyson who has volunteered for the first time last year said: “I absolutely loved it, it was a fantastic experience, I would not have missed it for the world. I really loved being involved in such a big event in my community.”

There are jobs that suit all abilities, before, during and after the event.

Volunteers are asked to work in teams interacting with the visitors, selling programmes and helping keep Grant Park looking its best.  There will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy the day as well as help the organisers deliver a great day out to thousands of visitors.

Help in setting up and taking down the event, for example welcoming the 100+ stallholders, moving lightweight crowd barriers and banners on the Friday and Sunday morning is also requested.

Sandra MacIver, who coordinates the volunteers, said: “The feedback we get from our volunteers is that whilst they are there to help out they thoroughly enjoy the day and all that the event has to offer. There are jobs to suit everyone and we particularly encourage help from young people who may be able to use the support they provide towards awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or on their CVs.”

She added: “People who want to get involved need to register (see form below) so that we can make a volunteer plan.  Volunteers will be given a full briefing on Thursday 15 June 2017 at 7.30pm at the Town Hall.”

Our visitors regularly praise the work of the volunteers:

  • “Travelling to all Piping events, I think Forres is by far the best for atmosphere and a fun day with plenty of room to have your own space. The people are so friendly even the lady picking litter came for a blether, I honestly believe you are setting the standard and will always come back to Forres.
  • “a great friendly atmosphere well done to everybody that organised and helped out.”
  • “The venue was superb, very well laid out and kept clean and tidy”
  • “big thanks to all the staff and volunteers”
  • “organisers and volunteers doing a wondering job, litter picking, everyone very helpful”

We will have thousands of visitors to a very special place – Grant Park, Forres. Please help us make this a special day for them. Apply below.