Volunteer at Smoked & Uncut

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Join us this summer


Join us at one – or both! – of these laid-back, food-focused mini festivals, each set in the beautiful grounds of a different country hotel.

Key information

Lime Wood Hotel

Location: Lyndhurst, New Forest
Dates: 8 July (Saturday only) or 7–9 July (weekend)
Refundable deposit: £50 (see the deposit terms and conditions)

The Pig at Bridge Place

Location: Canterbury, Kent
Dates: 12 August (Saturday only) or 11–13 August (weekend)
Refundable deposit: £50 (see the deposit terms and conditions)

Volunteering at Smoked & Uncut

We’ll once again be joining forces with our friends from Belu in our converted horsebox water bar, where we'll be providing filtered water refills, selling reusable bottles and Belu drinks, and talking to people about our work.

We'll also be keeping composting toilets across the site clean, tidy, and a joy to use!

What to expect

Smoked & Uncut events are much smaller than most of our festivals, with a more relaxed pace – they're perfect if you’ve not volunteered with us before, or if you’re not such a fan of festival camping!

WaterAid and Belu at Smoked & Uncut 2022
Our converted horsebox bar in action
I thought I’d break myself in gently by doing a smaller festival, and I’m actually really glad I did as it was a brilliant experience! The other volunteers were really good company and we soon became a brilliant team.
Lisa, volunteer at Smoked & Uncut 2022

If you volunteer for the full weekend, you'll camp in a designated area with the rest of the WaterAid team; if you can’t commit to a whole weekend, or don’t want to camp, you can choose to volunteer for just the Saturday instead.

How to apply

Applications to join us this summer have now closed.

We're currently reviewing all applications and will be in touch with everyone by the end of April at the latest.

Once we've allocated places from the current round of applications, we may still have spaces 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.

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 Smoked & Uncut

Check out the Smoked & Uncut website for all the latest about this year's events.