We're back at everyone's favourite farm for Glastonbury's 50th anniversary.
We're looking for another group of amazing volunteers to help us make this an unforgettable Glastonbury.
From running water kiosks to cleaning toilets, whatever you do, you'll need to be prepared to talk to people about our work and encourage them to support WaterAid. By talking to festivalgoers, you will be engaging them to support WaterAid’s mission - to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere!
Applications to volunteer with WaterAid at Glastonbury are now closed.
Weds 24 June - Sun 28 June
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
Dates needed on-site
Tues 23/Weds 24 June - Mon 29 June
If your application to volunteer at Glastonbury is successful, you'll be assigned one of the roles below which you'll undertake throughout the festival. Please read the role descriptions carefully, as you'll need to state which roles you're prepared to do on your application form. It's really important that you only select roles on your application which you're prepared to carry out onsite.
You will be needed onsite from either Tuesday 23 or Wednesday 24 June until lunchtime on Monday 29 June inclusive. Your rotas will be confirmed before the festival, and you'll need to be onsite and available for your shifts during this period. On the application form, you can state which day you are able to arrive onsite.
Our roles at Glastonbury are split into two teams: The Water Team or The Sanitation Team.
All of the roles in our Water Team play a vital part in making sure festivalgoers have access to water and stay hydrated at the festival. Engaging with the public and talking to them about WaterAid’s work is also an important part of this team's work.
Our trusty Kiosk Crew are back for 2020, supporting the festival’s ongoing initiative to encourage more people to use refillable water bottles. Volunteers at the kiosks will be helping keep festivalgoers hydrated by refilling their water bottles with free tap water, and some will be selling reusable water bottles and other merchandise. Engaging people in WaterAid’s work is also a key part of this role, and some of our kiosks get extremely busy - the ability to keep smiling is essential!
Please note - this role will typically involve standing up for up to six hours at a time and can be physically strenuous. If you have any queries, please get in touch with the WaterAid festivals team.
Back for their second year, our Water Welcomers will be helping keep festivalgoers hydrated from the moment they arrive. These teams will be dispensing free water from jetpacks (a backpack with a tank and dispenser) at pedestrian gates on Wednesday and Thursday, and will then have shifts in our water kiosks. Talking to the public about WaterAid’s work will also be a key part of this role.
Please note - this role requires wearing a water jet backpack, and therefore may be more physically demanding than other roles. If you have any queries, please get in touch with the WaterAid festivals team.
Also returning for their second year, our Refill Station Team will be responsible for making sure these bottle refill points are clean and tidy, and reporting in any issues. Teams will be allocated a number of refill points around the festival site, and will move between these during their shift. Volunteers in this team will also need to be prepared to talk to the public about WaterAid’s work.
The WaterAid Stand is right next to the Pyramid Stage. Volunteers will talk to lots of festivalgoers, engaging them in activities and giving them information about WaterAid’s work, as well as selling WaterAid merchandise. This is a small team, and we look for people with detailed knowledge or experience of WaterAid's work. It's an extremely busy area, therefore we are looking for volunteers who are full of energy and enthusiasm!
The roles in our Sanitation Team are varied, and we require enthusiastic volunteers to help keep the festival toilets clean, run the famous female urinals and to support the festivals’ recycling team.
Our Loo Crew role is back for a 4th year! Our superstar Loo Crew volunteers are responsible for keeping all the long drop toilets and disabled toilets onsite clean and tidy. Volunteers will be cleaning the toilets, refilling hand sanitiser and talking to festivalgoers about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. This role involves moving around the large site, carrying equipment and lots of toilet cleaning - it isn’t for the faint hearted! Some of our Loo Crew team shifts are overnight to ensure the toilets are kept clean throughout the festival.
Please note: the Loo Crew are our biggest volunteer team onsite.
Our revolutionary female urinals always go down a storm at Glastonbury! Volunteers explain to first-timers how to pee standing up, and help spread awareness of the importance of decent toilets and hygiene for women and girls around the world. This role involves keeping the area clean and tidy, and can include some messy work. This role is only for volunteers that identify as female. Some of our urinals are open 24 hours over the festival weekend.
This year, for the first time ever, we are so excited to be taking our Good Loos to Glastonbury! Our Good Loos will provide Glastonbury 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 and engaging with festivalgoers about WaterAid’s work.
Armed with their trusty gloves and bin bags, our Litter Pickers play a key role in keeping the Glastonbury site clean and tidy! Volunteers will roam around specific areas of the site, picking up litter and ensuring that as much waste as possible is sent to recycling. Some of this team will support on keeping our self-serve water points clean and tidy.