We can't wait to be back on Worthy Farm in 2015 – and we'd love you to join us!

Every year, we take over 200 volunteers to Glastonbury. The opportunity is open to everyone – from veteran Glasto-goers to new supporters – but we do try and take people along who have experience of supporting WaterAid in some way.  

Find out more about volunteering at Glastonbury with WaterAid >

Applications to volunteer will open in the new year, so don’t forget to visit the site then and apply online. In the meantime, you can find out how you can support us in our get involved section.

Due to high demand, we’re unable to take your details before applications open. However, when they do, there will be a six week window when you can apply. Good luck!

Read an interview with one of our 2014 volunteers and watch our film to find out what makes volunteering with WaterAid at Glastonbury so special:


Where you’ll find us at Glastonbury 2015

We’re ready to make an even bigger splash about taps and toilets at Glasto 2015! You'll find us:

  • At our water kiosks, providing fresh, clean water to hundreds of visitors to Worthy Farm.
  • At our She Pees and African pit latrines, making sure festival-goers have somewhere clean and hygienic to go to the loo throughout the festival.
  • At our stand at the Pyramid Stage, drawing the crowds with free refills of fresh water and one of our famous WaterAid tattoos.

Whether you join us as a volunteer or just pop over to say hello, we're looking forward to seeing you on the farm for another amazing year!

Michael and Emily EavisIn 2014 Glastonbury-goers gave our petition, for a world where everyone, everywhere has clean water and safe toilets, the best start ever, with a massive 38,125 signatures.

And it didn't stop there. Over the summer, we collected enough names to bring us to a grand total of 76,711, every one of which was delivered to the UK Government by WaterAid supporter David Shurlock (who you may just have spotted volunteering on our Pyramid Stage stand during the festival).

Together, we gave the strongest possible message about the importance of clean water and decent toilets – and we couldn't have done it without you.

Now it's up to the UN General Assembly to decide what will make the final list of sustainable development goals. We're expecting a report from the UN Secretary General in November with his recommendations – but in the meantime, we’ll keep up the pressure to get taps and toilets to the top of the agenda, before the new goals are finalised in September 2015. Next year at Worthy Farm is going to be a big one.

Your signatures are changing lives

Every name on our petition is helping to transform the lives of girls like Solo and Ze in Madagascar; girls being denied a childhood and an education because of the daily walk to collect dirty water. That's why, when we handed in our petition, we also shared the stories of the people we're campaigning for – the people whose lives we can change forever.

Watch what happened when Solo and Ze's community got clean water for the very first time this summer:

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The Poo

The one person you won’t have been able to miss at Glastonbury is the famous WaterAid Poo.

Big, brown and armed with an important message – that over 700 girls die every day because of diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and dirty toilets – the Poo was seen out and about across the site asking festival-goers to sign our Change the Record petition.

Photo credit: WaterAid
 The poo at the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival

The Volunteers

From collecting rubbish to cleaning out our toilets and helping you rock a WaterAid tattoo, our volunteers were working hard throughout the festival to make sure you had the best Glastonbury ever – and to help us make an even bigger difference to girls lives around the world with clean water and decent toilets. 

Photo credit: Ben Roberts

 Volunteers at a WaterAid Glastonbury water kiosk

The Loos Brothers

If you were lucky, you will have spotted these guys while you queued for the loo – and they might even have thrown in a song, too – all while helping to keep the WaterAid toilets brilliantly clean for the duration of the festival. What a lovely trio.

Photo credit: Emily Graham

 The Loos Brothers at Glastonbury

The first-time festivalgoer

You’ll usually find Mani doing fantastic work for WaterAid Nepal.

But this summer, he joined us at his first-ever Glastonbury, and had some amazing insights into the world’s largest greenfield festival and what we can all do to make sure everyone, everywhere has access to clean water and decent toilets by 2030. Read about Mani’s festival experiences here.

Photo credit: WaterAid

 Mani at Glastonbury festival

The Vlogger

Chloe knows that #cleanwaterrocks. That’s why we picked her as the winner of our Glastonbury Instavid competition, and invited her to join us as our official festival vlogger with her friend Holly.

Scroll down to see how they changed the record at this year's festival and see Chloe's winning competition entry, and the rest of our fantastic finalists, here.

Photo credit: Chloe Hudson

 Our Instavid competition winner Chloe, and a friend

WaterAid first became involved with Glastonbury Festival in 1994 thanks to the local Rotary group who suggested us to Michael Eavis. The rest, as they say, is history.

Our relationship with the festival has since gone from strength to strength and we are now one of their three main charities.

Each festival year, we receive a donation in return for the services and volunteers we provide at the festival.

Above all though, the festival gives us a fantastic platform to let people know about us and our vital work. We can campaign and reach tens of thousands of people, and potentially millions worldwide who watch on TV and take an interest in the world's most famous music festival.

Glastonbury Festival is the ideal place to campaign, as people are more receptive to the issues of water and sanitation when they're at a festival than they are in their day to day lives. 

Whether it's getting something to drink, queuing for the toilet or making sure their hands are clean, people are a step closer to the issues and can really start to understand what life is like for the 2.5 billion people in the world who do not have access to a toilet.

Over the years our presence has become bigger and better, and many WaterAid supporters say they first heard of us through the festival. We even got a visit from our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, in 2010 to help celebrate the 40th birthday of the festival.