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Being a Volunteer at EQUITANA Melbourne is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of the equine event as well as enjoy working with a great team and a wide range of equine industry experts and leaders.

As event organisers, we recognise that Volunteers are a crucial part of the smooth running and success of the event. We appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved and support EQUITANA Melbourne 2016.

We will be seeking 200 enthusiastic and passionate people to work at the event. 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 are the following:

  • Competition - assistance with competition set ups and running
  • Education - assistance with running of educational areas
  • Exhibition – assistance with the operation of information stand & customer service
  • General Office Administration - assisting organisers as required, may include VIP assistance
  • Evening programs in Grand Pavilion Indoor Arena – assistance with ushering and arena set up
  • Stables & Breed Village – assistance with general stable duties
  • Transfer Team – assistance with escorting horses and their handlers throughout venue
  • “Floater” – combination of all above mention duties

Preference will be given to Volunteers who are able to work 4 shifts during the event. Each shift goes for approximately 5 hours and there are three shifts on each day to choose from. A briefing session is additional to the shift availability and will be compulsory to attend. Applications are now open to volunteer at EQUITANA Melbourne 2016! Please fill out the form below!

Volunteer Application Form

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

First Name*
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Last Name*
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Postal Address*
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State*
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Date of Birth*
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NOTE: You must be minimum age of 16 on or before November 16th 2016 to apply as a volunteer.

How fit do you consider yourself?*
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Note that some areas of EQUITANA require a high level of fitness, for instance, our Competition Team, Float Team and Transfer 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.

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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 in previous years?
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At which event did you Volunteer?

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Experience with Horses (500 characters)*
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Experience with Events (500 characters)*
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List any qualifications you have (eg diploma/coaching, horse related or not)*
Please list any industry qualifications you may have (if none, type None).

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

Club Name?
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR TEAM LEADERS

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 15th November.

Please list your previous experience as team leader.

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Preferences

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

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Availability
Volunteers will be rostered onto a maximum of one shift on each day they are available.
Please select the times you will be available to be rostered.

Thursday 17th*
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Friday 18th*
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Saturday 19th*
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Sunday 20th*
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Shift times: (subject to change)
  • Morning: 8:00am - 1:30pm
  • Afternoon 1:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Evening 6:00pm - 10:30pm

How did you hear about the EQUITANA Volunteer program?
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In case of emergency, please contact on mobile number .

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