Festival volunteering

Throughout summer 2018
Across the UK
WaterAid volunteers from the Loo Crew at Glastonbury festival, June 2017. WaterAid/Emily Graham

Get involved

We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic, energetic WaterAid supporters to represent us at festivals in 2018.

This year we'll be bringing a new, unique toilet experience to UK festivals. Our 'Good Loos' pop-up will provide environmentally friendly, sustainable and memorable compost toilets complete with a chill out area with mirrors and sofas, so that festival goers can refresh before heading back into the fun.

We will need enthusiastic volunteers to help keep the toilets sparkly clean between uses and to interact with guests about WaterAid – spreading the word about our work towards making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. 

In 2018 we’ll also be bringing a team of volunteer recyclers to festivals. As part of the festival’s recycling team, volunteers will be tasked with helping to keep the festival clean and tidy throughout the festival, litter picking in the main arena's and around the stages. We will need volunteers who aren’t afraid to get stuck in to help keep the festival tidy.

Please note: volunteering at a festival can be physically demanding. WaterAid’s volunteer roles are based in locations around the festival site and some include walking around large areas of the site throughout your shift. Poor weather can make moving around the site difficult. Please bear this in mind before applying – we want all our volunteers to enjoy their time at the festival!

Which festivals can I volunteer at?


The most colourful show on earth is celebrating 250 years of the circus. Fully embracing the circus theme with a human cannonball, strongest man and variety of other circus acts performing alongside some great music acts such as London Grammar, M.I.A and Grace Jones. Come and join the circus.
When is it? Thursday 2nd August – Monday 6th August 2018

Where is it? The Lulworth Estate, Dorset

What would I be doing? At Bestival this year we will be taking along a team of recyclers to help keep the festival tidy over the weekend. 
We will also have our Good Loos at Bestival so will be looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Good Loos team!

Camp Bestival

When is it? Thursday 26th July – Monday 30th July 2018

Where is it? The Lulworth Estate, Dorset

What would I be doing? At Camp Bestival this year we will be taking along a team of recyclers to help keep the festival clean and tidy over the weekend. 


When is it? Thursday 23rd August – Monday 27th August 2018

Where is it? Northamptonshire

What could I be doing?

Festival no.6

When is it? Thursday 6th September – Monday 10th September 2018

Where is it? Portmeirion, North Wales

What could I be doing?

WaterAid at Bestival 2017WaterAid/Laura Summerton

What our volunteers say

"Volunteering with WaterAid has been a wonderful experience and has definitely made me more appreciative, it gave me a real sense of achievement and it is a great opportunity to network with others. "
Lottie Whyman – Loo Crew, Glastonbury Festival 2017

Want to know more?

Read our FAQs and download our Volunteer Information Pack and Application Flowchart to get all the information you can about volunteering.

Please make sure you read our Volunteer Agreement in the information pack as well as the Deposit Terms & Conditions before applying!

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If you are offered a place with WaterAid this year, you will need to pay a £50 refundable deposit when accepting your place. 

Apply to volunteer

Want to volunteer at one of the festivals listed above?

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Contact us

If you have any questions about festival volunteering, contact the Festivals team. We’ll be happy to help!

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7793 5112