Each year New Horizon attracts up to 30,000 visitors during the course of the week and in order to ensure NH2012 runs smoothly we need a team of almost 400 volunteers to carry out a vast range of tasks. We would be delighted to welcome you to our team this year, whether you have never volunteered with us before or if you are a regular. There are lots of opportunities for you to be part of the team and we have listed a few of those below.  

If you would like to know more, visit the website www.newharchive.wpengine.com/get-involved/.


As part of the stewarding team you can assist and organize the seating of attendees at the event, direct people at venue entrances and exits as well as assisting with car parking. Stewards are often the first people visitors will meet when they come on site and so they have a vital role in welcoming visitors to New Horizon.


The week before NH2012 starts we need a team of people to assist with erecting the main pavilion and preparing the tented village for the week of the event. We also need people to ‘tent-sit’ during the course of the week to ensure the safety of equipment.


We need a team to look after babies and preschool children from Monday through to Friday of the event. Creche facilities are available for children during the morning session from 10.00am through to lunch time. If you are planning on using this facility, why not volunteer for a couple of mornings? This will help ensure crèche can meet the needs of as many people as possible.

General Support and administration

This team is responsible for selling handbooks, refreshments, staffing information desks and providing general administrative support during the course of the week. We currently need someone to help co-ordinate the driving rota to ensure speakers are collected from the right place at the right time.

Full training for all of the above jobs will be provided where necessary and even if you can only give one day or part of a day that would still be a great help. As you can see there is something for everyone to be involved in. For more information contact Shirley in the office, 028 2955 7157 or visit the web site www.newharchive.wpengine.com/get-involved/.

We need your help, so why not be part of NH2012 and join the team!

All volunteers must be 18 or over.