Closing Date: 31/05/2019
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk – volunteer Trailmakers needed
From June to September 2019, Ipswich is set to play host to an even bigger and better art trail than when the pigs went wild in 2016; this time featuring 50 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.
At the same time, visitors will also be able to meet our Learning Herd; around 100 ‘young Elmers’, who will be popping up in special locations all across town.
As with Pigs Gone Wild, we are now on the lookout for sociable, enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our fantastic campaign – this is a unique opportunity to support your local hospice, showcase your home town and meet lots of interesting people!
We need volunteers to be the face of the parade; you will be out and about on the trail ready to welcome, inform and assist any visitors you may meet. What’s more, as a Trailmaker you will also be our eyes and ears, on the lookout for any issues that may arise and working as part of the team to ensure the smooth and successful running of this high profile campaign.
Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk will be live for 12 weeks throughout the summer of 2019, the year which marks the 30th anniversary of both St Elizabeth Hospice and Elmer.
Once again, each Elmer is sponsored by a business and individually decorated by an artist, and on reaching the end of their parade, will be auctioned to raise valuable funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. As well as being a significant fundraiser towards the vital services offered by the hospice, the campaign will attract thousands of visitors to Ipswich and contribute huge financial benefits to the local economy.
So if you enjoy meeting and talking to new people and are looking for something fun to do next summer, this could be just the role for you! Use your passion for our town, our hospice and the trail to inform and inspire the community.
Please note, you must be 18+ to fulfil this role. To find out more and have an informal chat about the role, please contact the volunteer recruitment team on 01473 707016