The Great Exhibition of the North

Get North Volunteer programme

Get North volunteers will become advocates for the Exhibition, as well as bringing the Great Exhibition to life, helping celebrate The North and adding to its story along the way.

Can you provide a warm welcome to an audience of 3 million visitors coming to NewcastleGateshead? We need volunteers to interpret and bring to life the themes of the exhibition, lead school groups along the trails and play a vital role as event support at special, one-off occasions. You can sign up to be a Get North Pioneer, a Get North Maker or as Get North Event Support by following link below.

Get North volunteer opportunities will be fully accessible, and timetables will be flexible so that you can fit your shifts around your other commitments.

What's involved?

Please click here for more information about the great exhibition of the North.

Please click here for how you can be involved



Why get involved?

Our volunteers will have access to bespoke training opportunities in the lead up to the event which will provide the tools, skills and confidence to fulfil their roles.

As a volunteer you will also be rewarded for your commitment with exclusive invitations to previews, social gatherings and celebration events.

To explore each of the Get North volunteer roles further check out the full role descriptions below.


How to get involved?

All recruitment for the great exhibition of the North will happen through the getnorth2018 links. Any further information required please contact them directly.

If you have any questions please contact or call 0191 440 5775.

Please click here for further information about volunteer opportunities with the great exhibition of the North

Ideal Skills

  • Event Management
  • Working with Museum Collections
  • Customer Service
  • Fundraising
  • Working with Children (under 5's)
  • Working with Children (6 - 15)
  • Working with Young People (16 - 25)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Public Speaking
  • Independent working
  • Working as part of a team

Ideal Interests

  • Architecture
  • Learning and Education
  • Meeting new people
  • History
  • Fine Art
  • Arts and crafts
  • Contemporary Art
  • Reading
  • Outdoor Work
  • Marketing and communication
  • Working with the public

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Event Information

Great Exhibition of the North - Friday 22nd June, 2018

This once in a lifetime, must-see event is free and family friendly. Opening with the spectacular ‘Get North’ event on the 22nd June, it finishes in style with the world-famous Great North Run and the powerful ‘Creating the Future’ closing weekend on 8th and 9th September.