Wheels at Wanaka

Volunteer for Wheels

Saturday 20th April & Sunday 21st April



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 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:

  • Making up of exhibitor information packs
  • Sorting and labelling pre-ordered merchandise
  • General venue set up and pack up
  • Trade & Market Stalls & Kids Zone Facilitators – to assist with set up, general supplier liaison and pack down
  • Helping in the ticketing and information office
  • Parade Ground – “the show must go on” with your help. Stage hands, runners and gatekeepers.
  • Display car parking assistance

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.


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

  • Thursday, 18th April – Infrastructure Set Up (Gates, Ticket Office, Signage)
  • Friday, 19th April (Good Friday) - Show & Trade Exhibitors Set Up (Area Facilitators)
  • Event Days Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April (Easter Sunday) – Ticketing, Merchandise, Trade Facilitators, Traffic & Parking
  • Monday 22nd April  – Pack Down


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 register your interest by clicking the 'application form' button on the right on the screen -->

Shannon MacLachlan - Volunteer Manager


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