Volunteering as CAT at Reading 2013 enhanced my experience of the festival greatly. The shifts not only went quickly, but ended up being the highlight of mine and my friends' time at the festival. Giving assistance, be it helping people carry heavy stuff, pointing them in the right direction, or as we found, tracking various stolen gazebos, was fun and rewarding. The festival-goers we chatted to along the way made it so. Staff facilities were undoubtedly a perk too! I hope to volunteer next summer, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to add a unique and memorable other dimension to their festival experience!
You can find out what volunteering at festivals is like by checking out our festival volunteer interviews!
You can also find lots of info about every festival we volunteer with on our festival pages.
You can apply to volunteer at music festivals by signing up to our online festival volunteer application!
Festival volunteer applications open at the beginning of Feb each year, with sometimes a few extra festivals to volunteer at added throughout the year.
We send a message to every volunteer who signs up when applications open!