Volunteer for Wheels

Saturday 20th April & Sunday 21st April

If it’s got wheels or tracks – it will be on show!

Wheels at Wanaka is a new, biennial vintage vehicle and machine show, rotating every odd year with Warbirds Over Wanaka. We’re family friendly, unique to the South Island and for the first time in Wanaka, we’ll be bringing together four normally separate shows being Vintage & Classic Cars, Trucks, Bikes, all sorts of Machines (Tractors, Earthmoving, Steam).

Wheels at Wanaka’s mission is to “Promote the preservation, advancement, education and knowledge of New Zealand’s Transport, Farming, Earthmoving machinery and Heritage.”

As a charitable trust we are proud to support the fundraising efforts of the Wanaka Coast Guard and West Otago Vintage Club. Along with Wanaka Rotary, we are thankful for their support as event partners and our main Volunteer crew.

We need your help.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are key to making community events run smoothly and provide a warm local welcome for many people coming along from outside of our region.

You don’t need to be into cars, truck or machines to get involved - we also need the assistance of awesome, helpful, energetic and friendly people over the two event days, as well set up and pack down.

Some of these tasks include:

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people as you’ll often be working as part of a team. You can choose one shift, multiple or split a shift.  Anytime you can contribute is much welcomed.

Volunteer dates

We’ve roles in the weeks leading up to the event. But our key dates are:

What you'll get

Each volunteer will receive a Wheels at Wanaka cap, a High Viz Vest, a two-day pass to the show. We’ll also provide you with shelter, food and drink whilst you’re onsite.   Onsite safety and how to briefings - and training where required.

For more information or to see what’s the best fit for your skill set, please contact us below using the form.

Shannon MacLachlan - Volunteer Manager



Pack in and Out Team – These volunteers are key to building up and taking down the entire event infrastructure – a hugely important job. E.g. Ticket gates and Schutt’s  

Signage Members – Assistance with the set up and pack down of all the sponsorship event signage

Traffic & Parking Team – Ensuring that all traffic is directed accordingly and vehicles are parking in the designated areas.

Trade exhibitors – We need fun and friendly people to help with the trade and market stalls.

Parade Runners – Energetic people required to assist out parade manager, people who can use a radio and can cover distances on foot and or bike

Ticketing assistants – selling tickets inside ticketing booths, checking pre-purchased online tickets and issuing entrant passes

Merchandise Sales – selling T-shirts and handing out pre-purchased orders

Information Office assistance – giving out programs, maps, and general info eg where the first aid tent is and what to do with lost children.

Shake down the shed – ticket control, hosting, set up and pack down

Happy with anything – You’re available all day and are happy to be go anywhere, within reason, and to do anything, within reason, wherever and whenever we need you the most. Times of shifts will vary and we will check with you before we put your there.

Thank you for your interest - we'll be getting in touch.......

Shannon MacLachlan - Volunteer Manager


Thank you - we really appreciate your interest in volunteering at the show!
We'll be in touch soon to let you know what happens next.
The Wheels at Wanaka Team
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