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Event Volunteers and Stewards

Hotbox Events recruits and manages volunteer stewards for events across the UK. Our first event was Leeds Festival in 2003, where we provided just 6 volunteers. Since then, we've grown to now supplying over two thousand volunteer stewards every year!

If you run an event and would like more information about the volunteers Hotbox Events can provide please contact us.

Our Volunteer and Stewarding Experience

Our management team has been recruiting and managing volunteer stewards for events since the early 90s.

We currently supply and manage teams of up to 850 at the events we work with, helping in the campsites, on fire towers, gates, wristband exchanges and in the arenas.

Our Volunteer and Stewarding Services

Our volunteer teams provide support and customer service to event goers whilst working with other onsite agencies to help reduce crime and keep event ticket holders safe.

The key areas our volunteer stewards assist with include:

  • Working in campsites, arenas, on gates, fire towers, and wristband exchanges.
  • Our stewards are the eyes and ears of an event; trained to be proactive and alert to any potential problem.
  • Promoting crime awareness and crime prevention to the public.
  • Working with onsite teams to ensure medical, fire and security issues are dealt with promptly and safely.
  • Helping to prevent overcrowding and on hand to monitor crowd safety.
  • Assisting the public to create an environment where they feel safe.
  • Directing the public, assisting with ingress and egress to help the process run smoothly and effectively.
  • Supporting your ticket holders, providing information about the event including facilities and performances to ensure they have the best possible time at your event.

Event feedback

We've received fantastic feedback from event organisers and even the UK Police Force! You can find some of the feedback we've received on our event feedback page.

Volunteer and Steward feedback

We pride ourselves on both the service our event volunteers provide and the enjoyable working environment we create for our stewards.

Joining Hotbox Events as a volunteer provides a valuable insight for those interested in working in the event sector, whilst at the same time offering a valuable service to the event.

You can find feedback from our volunteers on our event volunteer feedback page.

More information

If you run an event and would like more information about the service Hotbox Events can provide please contact us.

Event Volunteers and Stewards - Event volunteers on their way to steward in the event arena

Event volunteers on their way to steward in the event arena


I was a CAT at Reading 2012. I got the opportunity to meet new people from both Hotbox Events and from talking with festival goers while on shift and this was great. The staff campsite felt safe and secure with plenty of decent facilities and this was really great as I wasn't worrying so much about my tent and its contents while on shift. It was also great to get free staff parking - and I knew the parking would be secure because I knew there were CATs working there. The staff were really friendly and helpful too. It was definitely worth getting to enter the arena through staff entrances and to see all those amazing bands for free.

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