Festival volunteering

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

Roles

We deliver a range of essential services, including keeping festivalgoers hydrated, providing our very own Good Loos, and helping to keep the festival clean for everyone – all whilst spreading the word about the life-changing power of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Our water crews play a vital role in making sure festivalgoers have access to water and stay hydrated at festivals. Roles can include handing out water, selling water bottles, maintaining and cleaning water refill points, and talking to the public about our work.

WaterAid volunteers supply festivalgoers with drinking water at a WaterAid refill kiosk at the Glastonbury Festival, June 2019
WaterAid/ Ben Roberts
WaterAid volunteers supply festivalgoers with drinking water at a WaterAid refill kiosk at the Glastonbury Festival, June 2019

Our sanitation crews include our Good Loos team, Loo Crew, female urinal team, and litter pickers. Volunteers are likely to be keeping toilets and the festival site clean and tidy, taking donations, and engaging festivalgoers with the importance of sanitation.

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

Hygiene has been shown to be more important than ever over the past year, so we’ll be ramping up our hygiene services in 2021. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help run and maintain our new Handwashing Hubs, as well as recruiting for our wonderful teams of shower stewards and cleaners.

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

Festival volunteering and COVID-19

We know that festival volunteering may look slightly different this summer, but we’re working hard to ensure that the experience is still just as special as in previous years – and, importantly, that it’s as safe as possible for everyone.

We’re following government guidelines closely and making sure we consider the impact of COVID-19 at every stage of our planning process. If you volunteer with us this year, we'll provide you with extra training to help you stay safe, as well as enhanced support and welfare measures on-site.

Contact us

If you have any questions about festival volunteering check out our FAQs page, or contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling our Supporter Care team on 020 7793 4594 – we’ll be happy to help!

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