Festival volunteering

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Festival volunteering Image WaterAid/Emily Graham

Get involved

We take volunteers to major UK festivals, helping deliver vital festival services and inspiring others to support our work.



As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving, please see our FAQs for the latest information on WaterAid festival volunteering opportunities.

You can register your interest in hearing about any future festival volunteering opportunities by completing our volunteering application form.

Please note that the following festivals that we were planning to have a presence at in 2020 were cancelled. If you applied to volunteer with us at any of these festivals, we will be in touch soon with information on how to carry over your application to 2021. 

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

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

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

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

Location: Northamptonshire
Festival dates: 27 - 30 August 2020


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.

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

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

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.

WaterAid volunteers Emma and June litter picking at Boomtown festival
WaterAid/Billy Barraclough

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

Contact us

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

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]