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Apply to be an EQUITANA Auckland volunteer sponsored by Hansen Products

Do you want in behind the scenes and up close to all the equine action at the very first EQUITANA in New Zealand?

Being a Volunteer at EQUITANA Auckland is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the many different aspects of this equine event! You will get to work with a great team and work with 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 an event. We appreciate everyone who is willing to be involved and support EQUITANA Auckland 2017.

We are seeking a team of enthusiastic and passionate people to work at the event. With various jobs available; from the fabulous Front of House Team working with our visitors, to being hands on in a competition team, there is sure to be a job for you! The roles to be filled by our Volunteer Crews are:

  • Competition - assistance with competition set ups and running
  • Education - assistance with running of educational areas
  • Operations – assistance with large set ups and Back of House Team
  • Front of House Team - assisting organisers as required, customer service roles and VIP assistance
  • Stable Team – 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 for a min of one shift each day of the event. Each shift goes for approximately 5 hours and there are three shifts on each day to choose from. Our volunteers do need to be at least 16 years of age, and be available to attend a briefing session the day before the event.

So if you want in on EQUITANA Auckland, fill out the form below!


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

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NOTE: You must be minimum age of 16 on or before November 23rd 2017 to apply as a volunteer.

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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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Do you have any experience with events?*
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Briefly describe your event experience
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Do you have any formal qualifications? (eg Stable Hand Certificate, Degree, Coaching qualification etc)*
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Please list your qualifications, both horse and non-horse:*
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What is your current occupation?
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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.

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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 21st November.

Please list your previous experience as team leader.

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




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Volunteers will be rostered to a minimum of one shift of their choice each day of the event (Morning shift, afternoon Shift or evening shift).
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How did you hear about the EQUITANA Volunteer program?
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