Volunteering at Music Festivals
If you're thinking about volunteering at music festivals with Festaff in 2017, please make sure you have read the info on our FAQ's page, Volunteer Requirements page, Volunteer Notice page & our Festival Advice page first.
Festaff positions usually involve working as part of a team of likeminded volunteers on some light & enjoyable tasks such as stewarding in the campsite, wristbanding and/or scanning tickets as patrons arrive at the event, front of house bar staff, campsite information point teams, or similar general assistance roles. Don't worry, we won't be asking anyone to clean the loos!
You are required to complete your shifts plus any training as part of your volutneer role (training is done on site at the event). You are expected to perform your duties to a good standard. Hours and volunteer shifts are dependent on the needs of Festaff and the event promoter and so are set prior to the event. Volunteer shift patterns are arranged to allow you to enjoy as much of the festival as possible, where possible, but also reflect the needs of the event.
How do I apply to volunteer at an event?
Apply via the online application on this website. We do not take postal applications.
How many festivals can I apply for?
You may apply for as many as you wish.
Which festivals can I volunteer at?
You can browse our list of events under the Festival Info tab at the top of the page.
Can I be on the same shifts as my friends?
We try as far as possible to put friends on the same volunteer shifts but we cannot please all of you all of the time on this front. If you wish to be on the same volunteer shift with friends, the best advice we can give you is to arrive on site for accreditation EARLY and let us know you would like to be together.
Please note: on some tasks we must pick your volunteer shifts for you in the interests of fairness.
Volunteering at a festival is also a great way to make new friends as many previous volunteers will tell you.
How can I support my application?
There is an opportunity to attach your CV or supporting information to your application.