Get North Event Support

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Our Get North Event Support team will be made up of up to 50 volunteers who are seeking an opportunity to share or develop skills and experience in events & stage management.

As a Get North Event Support volunteer you will assist Get North event staff in setting up and packing down daily activities and pop up events, support logistics and staging of specialist events and be on hand to problem solve or assist at busy locations.

  • Key Contact: Volunteer Programme Coordinator, Technical Producer or Stage/Event/Duty Managers at activity location/venue.


Typical tasks might include

  • Shadowing Stage/Event Managers in delivering special pop up events.
  • Checking in to key locations to set up event and activity equipment.
  • Keeping events and activities to time.
  • Being on hand to support busy events and activities.
  • Helping Get North Makers to provide a welcome on busy event days.

Level of commitment

Pre-Great Exhibition: Up to 15 training hours

During Great Exhibition: Offer 60 to 70 volunteering hours from 18 June to 09 September.

All Get North volunteers will have access to a flexible self-scheduling platform where they’ll be able pick volunteering times to fit around other commitments.

Flexible self-scheduling will offer a variety of flexible 4 & 6 hour shifts across NewcastleGateshead from 09.45 to 18.15, and on occasion until 2230.


Pre-Great Exhibition: Various Locations across NewcastleGateshead.

During-Great Exhibition: Indoor venues such as Baltic, Sage Gateshead, Great North Museum. Outdoor locations such as NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

Training & Induction

  1. All Get North Event Support volunteers will be invited to a selection event as part of one of five recruitment phases. This is an opportunity for you to find out more about what’s involved in Get North Event Support, to request a one to one with staff member of staff to discuss any concerns, and to try on uniforms to choose sizes.
  2. Core training will be 4 short sessions including a Great Exhibition briefing, destination awareness training, an intro to the Way Finder App, and an intro to self-scheduling.
    • As a Get North Event Support volunteer there may be additional training we require you to complete to fulfil the volunteer role. For example, health & safety awareness, manual handling, and first aid awareness.
  3. Once you have completed core training, orientation and inductions will be available to focus round locations and venues with equipment needing set up and packed away each day.

By becoming a Get North Volunteer you will also gain access to a wide range of training opportunities via Gateshead College Go Grow Programme.

Extra Information

Skills & Attributes

As this volunteer role is open to all, we are open to hear about the skills & attributes you’ll bring to the role and/or want to develop during your time with us. Relevant skills & attributes include:

Listening — Proactive — Communication Skills — Flexible — Team Work — Adaptable — Time Management — Supportive

Volunteer Expenses

Between 18 June to 09 September, travel expenses for public transport within Tyne & Wear will be subsidised with a discount travel pass.

Get North Event Support volunteers working for over 4 hours will be issued with a food voucher to claim a packed lunch.



All volunteers will be provided with a uniform including a t-shirt, hoodie and security pass.

Other perks of joining the Get North Team

As well as being involved in an array of once in a life time activities, events and previews. The volunteer programme team will be working on providing some lovely rewards, organising some invite only celebrations and discounts places around NewcastleGateshead.

Other information

Volunteers must be ages 16+ when signing up to volunteer programme.

A small number of activities linked with Get North Event Support roles may require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (these will be discussed at a later date).

Next steps

If you are interested in becoming a Get North Event Support volunteer you can apply online, and someone from the Get North Volunteer Team will be in touch within 10 to 14 days with next steps.

Please contact if you require our application form in a different format. There is no deadline for this role however we do anticipate a high volume of applications, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.