Volunteer FAQs

Plan your journey carefully. Be aware that peak times for Capel Military Show admissions are between 11:00 and 13:00 and exiting is from 16:00. Please park in the general car park as directed, you will then need to go to the exhibitors booking in tent at the entrance to the show where you will be given a wristband and directed to Event Control. Event Control is located in the main showground and is where you will be briefed about your role and where you can pick up your t-shirt and drink.

Yes! If you would like to volunteer for longer please note this on the volunteer application form. If you volunteer for more than six hours you will receive a free lunch.

Dress for the weather and wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Please also bring the mobile phone you provided the number of on your application and ensure it is fully charged so that we can contact you if required. You may also want to bring waterproofs.

At the morning briefing you will meet the Welfare Manager. They will provide you with your high vis jacket/t-shirt, a drink, a radio if required (not all positions need a radio), and your Steward Handbook.

You are welcome to bring a friend to volunteer with you however, if you have not registered in advance they will need to pay the entry fee into the Capel Military Show.

Contact the Welfare Manager and they will be able to advise you. Alternatively, the information you need may well be in your Steward Handbook. You can also direct them to Event Control which is located by the catering in the main show field.

Do not put yourself at risk. Use common sense to provide basic first aid and contact security or a member of the Capel Miliary Show team for assistance. Numbers are provided in the Steward Handbook. Medical professionals will be dispatched.

Try to be friendly. Some people may become stressed and will often calm down if they are met with a non-confrontational friendly response. Explain that you are just a volunteer helper and suggest that they go to Event Control where a manager will be able to assist them. Any member of the Capel Miliary Show or security will be able to assist you if required.

Smile! Please remember to engage and be helpful to all our visitors – they will appreciate your enthusiasm and it will only add to their day's enjoyment.

Support and Advice: If you would like further information and advice on any aspect of volunteering as part of the Capel Military Show contact us.