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 2019.

Please note: we are now operating a waiting list for all festivals, as all roles are currently full. You can still add your name to the waiting list, in case spaces become available.

Festivals

We're looking for volunteers to join one of our teams at five 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.

Latitude

Our team at Latitude is currently full, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Location: Henham Park, Suffolk
Festival dates: Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 July 2019
Volunteers needed onsite: During the day on Wednesday 17 July
Roles available: Good Loos

Camp Bestival

Our team at Camp Bestival is currently full, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Festival dates: Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 July 2019
Volunteers needed onsite: Morning of Thursday 25 July
Roles available: Good Loos

Boomtown Fair

Our team at Boomtown Fair is currently full, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Location: Matterley Estate, Hampshire
Festival dates: Wednesday 7 – Sunday 12 August 2019
Roles available: Good Loos, Green Champions and Litterpicking

Date volunteers needed onsite depends on role:
Good Loos: During the day on Wednesday 7 August
Green Champions: During the day on Tuesday 6 or Wednesday 7 August
Litterpicking: During the day on Thursday 8 August (shifts will run until Monday lunchtime)

Green Man

Our team at Green Man is currently full, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales
Festival dates: Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 August 2019
Volunteers needed onsite: During the day on Wednesday 16 August
Roles available: Eco shower cleaning

Shambala

Our team at Shambala is currently full, but you can apply to join the waiting list.

Location: Northamptonshire
Festival dates: Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 August 2019
Volunteers needed onsite: During the day on Wednesday 21 August
Roles available: Good Loos

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.’ Please note, not all roles are available at every festival, so make sure you read the role descriptions below.

All our festival activities are based on our work providing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, so they help us raise awareness of these global issues as well as raising vital funds.

Good Loos

Available at: Latitude, Camp Bestival, Boomtown and Shambala

After a successful first year, WaterAid’s Good Loos are back for 2019! 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.

WaterAid volunteers outside the WaterAid Good Loos at BestivalWaterAid/Laura Summerton
Litter Picking

Available at: Boomtown

Returning to Boomtown for a second, year, our brilliant team of volunteers will be helping to keep the festival clean and tidy, litter picking in the main arenas and around the stages. Litter Pickers work around Boomtown, to ensure that as much waste as possible is sent for recycling, making the festival a cleaner and greener place for everyone.

Please note: 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 volunteer litter pickers at Boomtown Fair festival.WaterAid/Billy Barraclough
Green Champions

Available at: Boomtown

Also returning to Boomtown for a second year are our Green Champions! This year our teams will support the festival’s focus on sustainability by helping to run new water refill stations across the site. The festival are focusing on reducing plastic usage, so our volunteer teams will help to keep festivalgoers hydrated throughout the weekend, offering free water refills and selling the festival water bottles.

Imogen, Rebecca and Declan, Green Champion volunteers at the cup recycling stand at Boomtown Fair.WaterAid/Billy Barraclough
Eco-Shower Cleaning

Available at: Green Man

Also returning to Green Man this year will be a wonderful team of eco-shower cleaners. In this role, volunteers move between the 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 as part of the Eco-shower cleaning team at Green Man Festival.WaterAid/?

Important documents

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

Glastonbury 2019

Applications to volunteer with WaterAid at Glastonbury 2019 have now closed. See what our volunteers will be up to in 2019 >

WaterAid has been at Glastonbury since 1994, providing essential services to festivalgoers. Whether you’re at the Pyramid stage, grabbing a free refill at a water kiosk or witnessing the work of our brilliant Loo Crew, you can’t miss us.

WaterAid staff at the Water Kiosk at Glastonbury festival.WaterAid/Emily Graham

WaterAid at festivals in 2018

Our teams of volunteers provided vital services at some of the best UK festivals in 2018. Check out our 2018 highlights...

Contact us

You can also join our WaterAid Festival Volunteering Facebook page for all the latest updates on volunteering with WaterAid in 2019.

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

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7793 4594