March of the Elephants volunteer roles

Join our March of the Elephants volunteer team

From 1st July to 8th September, the streets, parks and open spaces of Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield will be home to over 60 beautifully designed elephant sculptures. 30 large elephant sculptures have been designed by local and national artists – both well-known favourites and newly emerging talent. Plus, you’ll also be able to admire more than 40 mini members of the herd, designed by local schools and community groups.

By becoming a volunteer you will get to be a part of this unique event, helping to raise vital funds and awareness of hospice care as well as delivering significant economic, social and cultural benefits to the area.

Find out more about our roles and sign up below.

Herd Helpers

Location: Lichfield, Tamworth or Sutton Coldfield.

What does it involve?

From assisting with set up and breakdown of events, meeting and greeting supporters and sponsors, talking with guests, and serving refreshments we need a whole team of herd helpers to help make our March of the Elephants trail a great success.

Volunteering hours: Ad hoc.

Additional information:

Main role duties:

  • Setting up events.
  • Breakdown of events.
  • Engaging with visitors, supporters, and sponsors.
  • Answering questions about the trail and signposting visitors to the appropriate websites for further information.
  • Serving refreshments.

Person specification

  • A good communicator.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be friendly and proactive.
  • Be able to use your own initiative and ask for help when needed.
  • To adhere to the boundaries of a volunteer role.
  • Comfortable being proactive once directed.

Practical- March of the Elephant branded T-Shirt/Hi-Vis provided.

March of the Elephants team.

Herd Helpers will be given an on the day events briefing.

Herd Heroes

Location: Lichfield, Tamworth or Sutton Coldfield

What does it involve?

Our Herd Heroes will be supporting the March of the Elephants trail by looking after our elephants and keeping them injury free, reporting any damage/graffiti/vandalism to the numbers provided and cleaning any sculptures as needed. Cleaning materials and products will be provided by the March of the Elephants team.

This would be a weekly role, open to individuals who may want to fit around the school run or dog walk, families who would like a volunteering experience together or community groups such as Scouts and Guides working towards badges.

Volunteering hours: 1 shift per week (1-2 hours per shift depending on group size)

Additional information:

Main role duties:

  • Checking your allocated sculptures.
  • Cleaning the sculpture with the materials provided.
  • Checking in with the March of the Elephants team to report any concerns.
  • Answering questions about the trail and signposting visitors to the appropriate websites for further information.

Person specification

  • A good communicator.
  • Be comfortable cleaning large sculptures.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be friendly and proactive.
  • Be able to use your own initiative and ask for help when needed.
  • To adhere to the boundaries of a volunteer role.
  • Comfortable being proactive once directed.

Practical- March of the Elephant branded T-Shirt/Hi-Vis provided.

March of the Elephants team.

Herd Hero volunteers will be given training and information about how to clean the elephants along with the correct cleaning materials for the task.

Head of the Herd

Location: Lichfield, Tamworth or Sutton Coldfield

What does it involve?

As a volunteer Head of The Herd, you will lead groups of visitors around sections of the trail on chosen days.  As an ambassador, you will engage with visitors about the trail, the artists, and St Giles Hospice.

Volunteering hours: 2 -3 hours per session.

Additional information:

Main role duties:

  • Provide a welcoming environment to the visitors.
  • Engaging with visitors on the tour.
  • Answering questions about the trail and signposting visitors to the appropriate websites for further information.

Person specification

  • A good communicator.
  • Be comfortable volunteering by yourself.
  • Be comfortable to lead a group of visitors on a tour.
  • Be friendly and proactive.
  • Be able to use your own initiative and ask for help when needed.
  • To adhere to the boundaries of a volunteer role.
  • Comfortable being proactive once directed.

Smart casual.

March of the Elephants team.

Head of the Herd volunteers will be given training and information about St Giles Hospice, the trail, the artists, and the elephant themes.