Why Volunteer?

The Woodcote Charitable Association runs a very successful Steam Rally in July each year, held in the village of Woodcote, Near Wallingford and Reading. The Rally attracts over 600 exhibitors and attendances of 12,000 – 16,000 over the past three years!

Planning and running the annual Woodcote Rally is a challenging but enjoyable task. We have many volunteers who help in different ways and enjoy being part of this fun and friendly event, working as part of a great team to try and raise as much money as possible for local organisations and charities. Why not join us?

What do our volunteers do?

The work varies and can require involvement in planning throughout the year, or just assistance during the two days of the rally.

We require help in the following areas:

  • Assistance in preparing the rally site in the week prior to the rally and erecting road signs in the area.
  • Assistance in dismantling the rally site in the days after the rally and removing road signs in the area.
  • Stewarding on exhibitor entrance gates from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Ticket sales (you will need to be comfortable handling cash).
  • Souvenir programme sellers at the rally.
  • Marshals on site during the rally to direct rally traffic, and ensure the safety of our visitors.
  • Assistance clearing up around the beer tent and stage at the end of each day.

Any help – no matter how small – can make a huge difference to the Rally’s success.


Minimum age is 16 years.

Working on the gates or ticket sales, you will be the first person our visitors encounter when they arrive at the rally and we want to give them a warm welcome and competent service, we would, therefore, like you to be of a friendly disposition and able to remain calm when busy.

Some of the rally site work requires physical competence and has to be undertaken even in inclement weather!

Other information

Working on our entrance gates or ticket booths provides an opportunity to volunteer if you do not have much time to commit.

We ask for at least a total of two hours.

We will supply high-vis waistcoats as necessary.

Join The Team

There are many ways to contribute to the Woodcote Rally. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

Volunteer Enquiry


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Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you'd like to do to help the Rally.