Key details

Location: Lulworth Castle, Dorset
Arrival: Wednesday 24 July, between 4 and 6.30pm
Departure: Monday 29 July (last shift ends at 10pm on Sunday 28 July)
Refundable deposit: £50

What our volunteers do

All our volunteers at Camp Bestival will be helping to keep the toilets clean, tidy, and a pleasure to use!

As a member of the legendary Loo Crew, you'll be responsible for:

  • cleaning the environmentally-friendly composting toilets across the festival site,
  • picking up litter in and around the toilets,
  • refilling hand sanitiser,
  • talking to festivalgoers about WaterAid and the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

NB: this role can be physically demanding, involving moving between toilet locations (in all weathers) and climbing steps for up to six hours while carrying cleaning equipment. If you have any concerns about your ability to carry out this role, please use the space provided on the application form to let us know.

The Good Loos are our ever-popular composting toilets, complete with plenty of space, nappy changing tables, mirrors and even a chill-out area – giving festivalgoers the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique loo break!

As part of a small team, you’ll be responsible for:

  • keeping the toilets clean and tidy between uses,
  • taking donations from people who use the loos,
  • talking to festivalgoers about WaterAid’s work.

You'll rotate through these different roles during each shift.

Good Loos volunteer team at Camp Bestival, Lulworth Castle, Dorset, United Kingdom, August 2021
Volunteers work together in small teams to keep the loos sparkling clean
Image: WaterAid/ Billy Barraclough

We don't ask you to choose what you'd like to do, but as part of the application process you can highlight any particular skills and experiences that will help us allocate the most suitable role to you.

What it's like to volunteer at Camp Bestival

You'll complete four shifts of six hours; the rest of the time, you're free to explore the festival – and with an eclectic musical lineup, inclusive activities and welcoming atmosphere, there's plenty to enjoy!

All volunteers camp in the dedicated WaterAid section of the crew campsite, with access to facilities including showers, toilets, a communal marquee, and tea/coffee/hot drinks. You'll receive a meal for every day you have a shift – we'll let successful volunteers know more details on catering arrangements nearer the time.

The atmosphere is great – everyone's passionate about the same cause and it's the perfect place to promote WaterAid's work.
Jessica, Camp Bestival volunteer

How to apply

Applications to volunteer at Camp Bestival this summer have now closed.

We're currently reviewing all applications, and will start to make offers to successful applicants soon.

Occasionally, places do become available – in which case, we'll re-open applications. Keep an eye on this page, and join our Festival Volunteering Facebook group, for all the latest updates.

More information

Festival volunteering

Find out more about volunteering with WaterAid, and where we'll be this summer.


Everything you need to know – from how to apply, to what to expect on site.

More from Camp Bestival

Check out the Camp Bestival website for all the latest about this year's festival.