Could you help the legendary festival run smoothly, while inspiring others to support our vital work?

Key details

Location: Pilton, Somerset

Arrival: Tuesday 25 June, between 10am and 4pm
Supervisors arrival: Monday 24 June, between 10am and 4pm
Departure: Monday 1 July (your last shift could end at midday)

Clean up team arrival: Tuesday 25 June (10am–4pm) or Thursday 27 June (10am–4pm)
Clean up team departure: Thursday 4 July, after 5pm

Refundable deposit: £50 if you've volunteered with us before; £150 if not

Current volunteers

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What our Glastonbury volunteers do

Whatever role you take on, as a Glastonbury volunteer you'll need to be prepared to work hard, get stuck in, and encourage festivalgoers to support our mission: to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere.

Sanitation team

Most of our Glastonbury volunteers are on the sanitation team, helping to run our Good Loos or women's urinals, or keeping toilets across the site (over 3,000 of them!) clean, as part of our legendary Loo Crew.

As a member of the Loo Crew, you'll be part of our largest and most highly-visible volunteer team – renowned at Glastonbury (and beyond!) for the vital part they play in keeping the festival running smoothly.

In a small team, you'll be responsible for:

  • cleaning toilets (mostly long drops) across the festival site,
  • picking up litter in and around the toilets,
  • refilling hand sanitiser,
  • talking to festivalgoers about WaterAid and the importance of decent toilets and good hygiene.

NB: this role can be physically demanding, involving moving between toilet locations (in all weathers) 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 dedicated space on the application form to let us know.

The Good Loos are our ever-popular composting toilets which, complete with plenty of space, nappy changing tables, mirrors and even a chill-out area, give 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,
  • talking to festivalgoers about WaterAid’s work, especially the importance of decent toilets and good hygiene.

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

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

  • explaining how to use the urinals and answering any questions about how they work (don't worry if you haven't encountered any before – you'll have full training!),
  • keeping the area clean and tidy,
  • managing any queues.

The women’s urinals are very popular, so the area can get busy – providing the perfect opportunity to talk to festivalgoers about WaterAid and our work, especially the importance of decent toilets and good hygiene for women and girls around the world.

NB: this role is only open to volunteers who identify as women or non-binary.

Loo Crew volunteers at Glastonbury 2023
Image: WaterAid/ Ben Roberts

Water team

Our popular (and often very busy!) water bars and kiosks help keep over 200,000 festivalgoers happy and hydrated, while supporting Glastonbury's commitment to reduce single-use plastic and encourage refills.

In a small team, you'll be responsible for:

  • providing tap water top-ups,
  • distributing pre-ordered water bottles,
  • selling water bottles and other merchandise,
  • talking to festivalgoers about WaterAid and the life-changing power of clean water.

NB: some volunteers on the water team complete one shift as a Water Welcomer, a physically demanding role involving carrying a 16kg water backpack. Please use the space provided on the application form if you have any concerns about your ability to do this.

A volunteer fills up a water bottle at one of WaterAid's Glastonbury water bars
Image: WaterAid/ Ben Roberts

Hygiene team

You'll help keep the water flowing by making sure sinks, taps and refill points across the site are sparkling clean and working as they should be, reporting any issues and signposting festivalgoers to their nearest tap.

As part of a small team, you will:

  • move around your allocated area of the site, taking responsibility for all water refill points and sinks within that area,
  • ensure water points and sinks are clean and tidy,
  • report any issues with the refill stations,
  • make festivalgoers aware of their closest tap or refill point, acting as a font of all water knowledge!

NB: this role can be physically demanding, involving moving around large areas (in all weathers) 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 dedicated space on the application form to let us know.

Volunteers cleaning a water refill station at Glastonbury 2023
Image: WaterAid/ Ben Roberts

Clean up team

The clean up team plays a crucial role in Glastonbury’s commitment to "love the farm – leave no trace", by working with the festival's recycling team to ensure that all leftover waste is collected and sorted.

You'll work in a team to drag all tents, sleeping bags and non-recyclable items into the correct piles.

You won't have any shifts over the festival itself, but will volunteer for eight hours a day from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July inclusive.

NB: the clean up team is open to returning volunteers only. This role is very phsyically demanding, involving covering large distances, repetitive movements, and lifting. When applying, please only tick that you're interested in this role if you're confident in your ability to carry it out.

How we allocate roles

You won't be able to choose exactly what you do, but we do ask you to highlight your relevant skills and experience on the application form, which will help us allocate the most suitable role to you.

What it's like to volunteer at Glastonbury

Your exact shift pattern and details will depend on the role you're offered, but most volunteers will complete four shifts of six hours each. The rest of the time, you're free to explore everything that Glastonbury has to offer!

You'll stay in our very own campsite, with toilets, showers, a communal marquee, tea/coffee/hot drinks, and a dedicated welfare space. Space here is tight, so we can't accommodate live-in vehicles or gazebos of any kind.

You'll receive a meal token for every shift – we'll let successful volunteers know how and where to redeem these nearer the time.

Who knew that loo cleaning would be so much fun! I had the best time. The team were really supportive, and all the volunteers were friendly and welcoming.
Claudia, Glastonbury 2023 volunteer

How to apply

Applications to volunteer at Glastonbury next summer will open early in 2025.

More information

Festival volunteering

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FAQs

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Why volunteer with WaterAid?

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