Step up for the 2023 Rally – volunteer organisers needed at the AGM!

We’ve confirmed dates for the 2023 York Rally!

We’re happy to confirm that the Racecourse is booked for the 23-25th June 2023, and all being well (see below) the 2023 York Rally should be back! 

But key organising roles need filling for us to run it…

We can only run the 2023 York Rally if we have enough people on the organising team to fill key roles. We must, by the AGM, fill the roles below, which have opened up as longstanding committee members have retired:

  • Someone to organise the catering and deal with the caterers on the Rally weekend.
  • Someone to liaise with the various contractors on site, ahead of and at the event
  • Someone to organise and manage the trade show
  • And many smaller jobs, such as e.g. running the talks programme.

Of course some of these roles may be filled from within our current team but that will leave further gaps in other areas – so please do volunteer even if these specific roles aren’t for you.

All of the outgoing volunteers are happy to give plenty of support, and help with the handover. You’ll be part of an active and friendly all-volunteer team keeping the Rally alive. 

To keep the Rally sustainable, we need new organising committee volunteers to come forward NOW, ahead of the AGM on the 3rd December, when we must decide whether the next Rally can go ahead.   

The main committment needed is to be at the Rally and to attend at least some of our planning meetings, which take place on Saturday mornings in York as above, around six times a year. We make a Zoom option available so if you can’t easily get to York that may not be a problem – much of the organising work is done by email anyway..

Please contact us and ideally come to the York Rally AGM (3rd December in York) if you can help! 

Our AGM and organising meeting for the 2023 Rally will take place at the Church Hall of St Chad’s on the Knavesmire in York, at 1 to 3 pm on Saturday 3rd December 2022. A zoom option will be available – please contact us for the joining link if you would like to participate, and we can usually also arrange lifts from the station.

If you think you could volunteer to be on the organising committee and to help keep the York Rally alive and flourishing, please either

  • email us on
  • or phone our Event Organiser, Paul Reid, on 01697 343089
  • or just come to the AGM – thank you. 

If all goes well, campsite bookings will open in early December! 

We’ll update everyone as soon as possible after the AGM – and if we’re confident we have people in place for the key roles at that point, we’ll open 2023 campsite bookings straight away after the meeting!

With best wishes,

The all-volunteer York Rally Committee