Leeds: Public Engagement 2022

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Leeds: Bank Holiday Joust

Hail Fellow! Here at the Royal Armouries we aim to bring history to life through live performances that are inspired by our world class collection. Our joust tournaments are the highlight of the year, taking place in our outdoor arena over the Bank Holiday. This year we need friendly faces to join our merry band and help ensure everyone has a great day. You will be outdoors and in close proximity to horses, re-enactors (some with with fantastic facial hair), and excited visitors. 

Volunteers must be 16 or older for this challenge

What's involved?

You must be avaiable for a 3 hour site induction (if you have not done one already) and at least one of the dates of the tournament

  • Meet and greet visitors
  • Direct them to the event and related areas
  • Help with the smooth running of the show
  • Whooping and cheering is not a must, but strongly encouraged

What to bring

  • Dress for the weather, this is an outdoor event and you will be outside for part or all of the day. (We recommend boots, layers, suncream, sunglasses, hats, etc)
  • Lunch!

Why get involved?

  • Be apart of one of our biggest events of the year
  • Meet the teams, make new friends and get to experience our exciting horse shows from a unique perspective
  • Learn new skills and knowledge that could be applied to a future career
  • There is plenty to do over the day, but we will ensure you get to see a show during your shift (unless you'd prefer to stay indoors)

How to get involved?

Step 1) Accept the challenge.

Step 2) We will contact you to arrange the date and time for your induction and a day or days to assist with the Joust 

Step 3) Have a great time with us at the event!!

Step 4) If you wish, join us in the pub on BH Monday for a social drink 

If you haven't volunteered on site with us before we will ask you to bring along some photo ID - such as a passport - and the contact details of one reference

We would recommend viewing the Volunteers' Handbook/Manual for further information, before accepting the challenge here: Volunteer Handbook  

Volunteers must be 16 or older for this challenge

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Event Stewarding
  • Working independently

Ideal Interests

  • Events and Programming
  • Visitor Service/ Front of House

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