Volunteer Application Form

Being a Volunteer at EquiFest is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a large scale multi discipline equine competition.
As event organisers, we recognise that Volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running and success of any event, and we appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved and support EquiFest 2017.

We will be seeking 80 enthusiastic and passionate people to work with us. With various jobs available from customer service to working within the stables there is sure to be a job for you! You will be able to indicate the area that you are most interested in on the application form. The choices include the following:

  • Competition - assistance with competition set ups and running
  • Exhibition Info – assistance with the operation of information stand & customer service
  • Stables – assistance with general stable duties
  • Marshalling – assistance with escorting horses and handlers to their competition areas
  • Operations Support – assistance as required to the operations team in major set ups and event infrastructure adjustments
  • “Floater” – combination of all above mention duties

Each shift goes for approximately 6 hours and there are two shifts on each day to choose from. Ideally we would like volunteers who can work at least two shifts during the event. A briefing session is additional to the shift availability and will be compulsory to attend. Applications are now open to volunteer at EquiFest! Please fill out the form below!

To register, please fill out all the fields below. Those marked with * are required.

First Name*
First Name is required.

Last Name*
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Postal Address*
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Postal Address - Town/Suburb is required.

Postal Address - Postcode is required.

Postal Address - State is required. (Overseas? Put your country)

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Email Address*
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Confirm Email Address*
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Mobile Phone*
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Alternative Phone Contact
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Date of Birth*
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NOTE: You must be minimum age of 12 on or before March 30th 2017 to apply as a volunteer.
(Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a family member.)

Please upload a passport style photo of yourself:
Please check photo is JPG or PNG format, and under 2MB in size. Ideally, it needs to be a maximum of 400x500 pixels, cropped neatly to your face (like a passport photo would be).

Format should be JPG or PNG. Please make the photo clear, focused and just of your head thanks!

How fit do you consider yourself?*
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Very Fit >>
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Note that some areas of EquiFest require a high level of fitness, for instance, our Competition Teams and Float Teams.
Example of unfit: I need to sit down for short periods a few times an hour.
Example of very fit: I have no physical limitations or injuries and I have excellent cardio fitness.

Shirt Size*
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Please note - Volunteer clothing may be generic or styled, depending on the year. Sizing is a guide only.

Have you attended EQUITANA or the Equine Lifestyle Festival in previous years?
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Experience with Horses (500 characters)
Please list your experience with horses.

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Experience with Events (500 characters)
Please list your experience with events.

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List any qualifications you have (eg diploma/coaching, horse related or not)
Please list any qualifications you may have (if none, type None).

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Current Job
Please tell us your current job.

eg Job title, or general title like Student, Uni, Teacher, Self-Employed, Retired, Home duties

Are you a member of a Club (horse or non-horse related)?

Club Name?
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Are you interested in becoming a TEAM LEADER? We are looking for a small number of highly motivated, well organised and experienced people to help us lead our fabulous Volunteer Crews. If you have some experience in managing people, or perhaps you have been a team leader for past events - we would love to receive your application.

If you are interested in applying for a TEAM LEADER position please submit a summary of leadership experience (maximum of 500 characters). Please note that as a Team Leader you will be required to work for one shift on all days of the event (minimum of 4 shifts in total) and ideally attend a Team Leader’s briefing session in the late afternoon on 28 March.

Please list your previous experience as team leader.

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Which area of EquiFest are you most interested in (please rate your preference 1 to 3):*




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Volunteers will be rostered onto a maximum of one shift per day.
Please select the times you will be available to be rostered.

Thursday 30th*
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Friday 31st*
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Saturday 1st*
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Sunday 2nd*
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Shift times: (subject to change)
  • Morning: 8:00am - 2pm
  • Afternoon 1:30pm - 8:00pm

How did you hear about the EquiFest Volunteer program?
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Emergency Contact*

In case of emergency, please contact on mobile number .

Please provide an emergency contact name. Please provide an emergency contact number

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