Volunteer for Tram Sunday

Volunteer for Tram Sunday

Fancy doing something very different? Why don’t you volunteer for Tram Sunday? Not only would you be involved in an amazing day, you’ll be entered into a mystery prize draw!

Tram Sunday, or Fleetwood Festival of Transport as it’s officially known, is the epic day-long event which fills the town of Fleetwood from end to end. It attracts around 70,000 people, with something for all the family.

All volunteers (aged 18+) are welcome, no experience necessary, just enthusiasm and a few hours to spare.

Volunteer for Tram Sunday
Volunteer for Tram Sunday

Tram Sunday is on Sunday 15 July 2018

Once again, this year it will incorporate the SpareParts Arts Festival.

This is a community event and it’s run by a team of volunteers. They’ve grown it from strength to strength and wish to continue that growth. They also aim to improve the quality of the event year on year so that it continues to be a market leader. It has taken place for over 30 years and more volunteers are crucial to achieve this.

Preparations are well underway for the next Tram Sunday event, the fun-packed day out for all the family… the largest FREE event of its kind!

Volunteer – and be entered into a mystery prize draw

Organisers of Fleetwood Festival of Transport and the SpareParts Arts Festival are on the hunt for volunteers to help make the big day a success.

Volunteer for Tram Sunday

It’s the biggest day of the year for Fleetwood, attracting over 70,000 visitors into the town. Volunteers are vital to making it happen.

Find out more about being a volunteer for Tram Sunday

There are a variety of roles available. Anyone who volunteers for at least six hours on the day will be entered into a mystery prize draw.

For more information on becoming a Fleetwood Festival of Transport Volunteer contact Amanda White at 07815 512307 or email tramsundayhelp@gmail.com (and please mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!)

Amanda White, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Fleetwood Festival of Transport, said: “Every year we are supported by an outstanding team of volunteers and this year will be no different.

“The operation to put Tram Sunday on is huge as you can imagine so having the community on the ground making it happen is essential.

What could you do if you volunteer for Tram Sunday?

The process of putting the festival together on the day starts at around 6am. There are volunteering roles available throughout the whole day, right up until it’s time to pack up at 5pm.

Volunteer for Tram Sunday
Volunteer for Tram Sunday

Volunteers are required to do everything from marshalling vehicles into position in the morning to giving out programmes. You could be one of the ‘steampunks’ who will animate the SpareParts arts village.

Everyone who signs up to be a volunteer will also receive a T-Shirt and a free lunch as well as entry into the draw. You’ll be thoroughly briefed before the day so you know exactly what to expect.

For more information on becoming a Fleetwood Festival of Transport Volunteer contact Amanda White at 07815 512307 or email tramsundayhelp@gmail.com

The Planning team are looking for volunteers (aged 18+) to help.

Could you be part of Tram Sunday?

‘On the Day’ Volunteers

The day itself is both busy with plenty of hustle and bustle AND it’s enjoyable with so many visitors to the town along with a great local turnout. There are many different tasks that our volunteers undertake, whilst enjoying the carnival atmosphere, of course!

Volunteers work to zone managers who allocate tasks and support the volunteers. Most of our ‘on the day’ volunteers also assist with the parades, whether that’s helping to escort the parades through the town or helping to ensure the safety of the public whilst the parades pass through their zone.

Specific roles include Marshals, who are needed in the morning to help park the exhibitor’s vehicles based on the event plans, and to help with all the set up needed before the event opens.

Then there are the Stewards who are the ‘face’ of Tram Sunday. They are there to interact with the public, whether that’s providing help, like directions, or just letting them know what’s coming up next from the event programme.

Whether you’ve volunteered before or this is your first time, you’ll be welcomed to our team. Experience isn’t strictly necessary as training is available. Enthusiasm and a few hours to spare on the day is all that’s needed. Lunch and drinks are provided for volunteers on the day

If you want to be involved in this unique event and experience it on the day from a different perspective – SIGN UP NOW!

Planning Team Volunteers

Unless you have already been involved in the organisation of an event like this you can’t begin to imagine how much hard work, time and effort goes into its delivery throughout the previous twelve months.

Volunteer for Tram Sunday
Volunteer for Tram Sunday

Some skills and a professional attitude would be useful for various roles – the team are looking for someone to carry out a project management role, a community liaison person or team who could talk to the many existing groups and schools here on the Fylde Coast, an arts coordinator to develop and grow SpareParts Arts and someone to help with general administration.

  • Are you able to work under your own steam (pardon the pun!)?
  • Can you commit some time to the tasks?
  • Have you got a modicum of common sense?
  • Then you are the volunteer we need – SIGN UP NOW!

So why get involved?

The benefits of volunteering are countless – allowing you to try something new and meet new people, it can help you to develop your skills or practice your talents and can enable you to be a part of your community.

You are guaranteed a warm glow of satisfaction, new friends, a fascinating new interest and the knowledge that you have been part of making something special get even better.

You’ll also know that you are helping to put Fleetwood and the area on the map. Not just with local people but also with the many visitors who come from far afield every year to enjoy this annual tradition

Sign Up NOW to Volunteer

1. Tram Sunday Volunteer Welcome Booklet 2018

2. Download the Tram Sunday Volunteer Registration Form here

Well done Dave!

In November 2013, the Committee were also very proud to announce that its longest serving member, Mr Dave Evans was made Honouree President. The award was for his tireless efforts during the 30 years that Tram Sunday has been running. Mr Evans was there from day one of the event helping to make the event the success it has truly become. Well done Dave!

Dave Evans with the Mayor of Wyre, a long standing volunteer for Tram Sunday
Dave Evans with the Mayor of Wyre, a long standing volunteer for Tram Sunday

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