Festival volunteering

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Can you inspire others to support WaterAid, whilst delivering vital services at festivals? Are you a happy camper come rain or shine? We’re looking for passionate, enthusiastic, energetic WaterAid supporters to represent us at UK festivals in 2020.

Applications are open from 10am on 13 January until 5pm on Friday 7 February.

Festivals

We're looking for volunteers to join one of our teams at six incredible UK festivals across the summer, delivering a range of water and sanitation services to help keep them running smoothly. See where we're going and what roles are available below.

Please note: the dates below are when the festivals are open to the public. In the case of most of the festivals (with the exception of Glastonbury), volunteers will need to arrive on the Wednesday.

Glastonbury Festival

Location: Worthy Farm, Somerset
Festival dates: 24 - 28 June 2020

We take over 600 volunteers to Glastonbury, covering a wide range of roles. Make sure to read through all of the information about them on our Glastonbury webpage.

Latitude

Location: Henham Park, Suffolk
Festival dates: 16 - 19 July 2020

Camp Bestival

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Festival dates: 30 July - 2 August 2020

Boomtown Fair

Location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire
Festival dates: 12 - 16 August 2020

Green Man

Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales
Festival dates: 20 - 23 August 2020

Shambala

Location: Northamptonshire
Festival dates: 27 - 30 August 2020

Roles available

We cover a range of services at festivals, from keeping festival goers hydrated with refills, our very own Good Loos and helping keep the festival clean for everyone. Note that all roles are available at every festival, so make sure you read the role descriptions below. If you think you might need an adaption to one of the roles below, visit our FAQs to find out more about how we can do this for you.

Note that Glastonbury has a wider set of roles, some of which are available only at Glastonbury.

Good Loos

Available at: Latitude, Camp Bestival and Shambala

WaterAid’s Good Loos are back for a third year running! Our Good Loos provide festivals with a unique toilet experience, bringing environmentally friendly, sustainable and memorable toilets with a chill out and engagement area. Volunteers will be keeping these composting toilets clean between uses, engaging with festivalgoers about WaterAid’s work, and taking donations from those who use the loos.

A volunteer at Latitude festival cleaning WaterAid's Good Loos
WaterAid/Victoria Kirby
Litter Picking

Available at: Boomtown

Our brilliant Litter Pickers help keep festivals clean and tidy, ensuring that as much waste as possible is sent for recycling and making the festival a cleaner and greener place for everyone.

Please not - This role can be quite physically demanding. The shifts run from early morning to lunch time over the festival weekend, to make sure the site is clean and tidy at the start of each day.

WaterAid volunteers Emma and June litter picking at Boomtown festival
WaterAid/Billy Barraclough
Eco-Shower Cleaning

Available at: Green Man

Our wonderful team of eco shower cleaners move between shower blocks, cleaning and tidying the showers to ensure they are ready for the next person to use. We will also have a team of attendants who will ensure the changing rooms are kept tidy and look after a WaterAid engagement area giving festival goers more information about our work.

A WaterAid volunteer cleans the eco showers at green Man festival
WaterAid/Neal Wallace

Important documents

Please ensure you have read and understood these documents before applying to be a festival volunteer.

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Contact us

You can also join our WaterAid Festival Volunteering Facebook page for all the latest updates on volunteering with WaterAid in 2020.

If you have any questions about festival volunteering check out our FAQs page, or contact the Festivals team. We’ll be happy to help!

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7793 4594