Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair
Description: Each and every year, the world’s most celebrated riders and Olympic Champions join forces with a host of amateur riders from across the world for four days of international competition in a variety of events including dressage, showjumping, and cross country. Held on the grounds of the historic Blair Castle, the event wouldn’t run if it wasn’t for the hundreds of people who give up their time every year. This workcamp gives volunteers the possibility to participate in Scotland's leading equestrian event through a variety of roles. Every year the event raises funds for charities - for example, last year it helped funding Scotland’s only charity-funded air ambulance helicopter.
Type of Work: International volunteers will help in various roles such as: crossing point manager, office runners, hosts/hostess, arena party, photographer, catering assistant, volunteer tent assistant, country fair arena assistant and more!
Study Theme: -Office support: you will learn how to deal with the box office and with customers, how to organise a day in the office and to schedule everything during the event. Good to improve your language skills! -Site Team: you will learn how to deal with problem solving, with traders and to arrange all the logistics behind the event. -Volunteers Tent: you will help organising the work of all the other volunteers, scheduling their shifts, help them with questions or queries, supervise everything. You will generally learn about the beautiful historical site and about Scottish/British culture!
Accommodation: Volunteers need to bring their own tent and sleeping bags.There will be facilities at the campsite for toilets and laundry. Packed lunch and dinner vouchers will be provided everyday. Please note that we cannot provide specific food alternatives if you are vegan or have allergies, so it would be better if you can provide your own food if needed. Fruits and drinks will be available daily.
Internet/computer access: No
Requirements: Volunteer will have to be flexible, enthusiastic and hardworking, and willing to undertake a variety of tasks.
Approximate Location: Blair Castle, Scotland, UK
Notes: This workcamp is family-friendly, however there will not be any childcare organised. It is therefore up to the parents to decide whether their kids are old enough to participate. Young volunteers will be given appropriate roles and will be allocated with an adult during their shift. Also please note that being a short event, only limited free time will be given to volunteers. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag, waterproof clothes and comfortable shoes, and prepare for all weather conditions! Cash machine, bars and catering can be found on site.
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