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2017 Download, Latitude, V, Reading and Leeds Festival volunteer information and updates!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 Download, Latitude, V, Reading and Leeds Festival volunteer information and updates!

Over 50% of volunteer positions at this summer's festivals have now been taken!

If you've already applied to volunteer with us at Download Festival, Latitude Festival, V Festival, Reading Festival or Leeds Festival this summer a huge thank you! We're looking forward to welcoming back our regular volunteers and meeting everyone volunteering with us for the first time this summer!

If you're yet to apply to volunteer with us in 2017 you can apply now!

We've been receiving a lot of questions from volunteers keen to find out more about what to expect when volunteering with us at festivals this summer and when we'll be sending out more information.

You'll be receiving a lot more from us as we get closer to the festivals but there is already quite a bit you can find out from our website and by logging into your Hotbox Events PAAM account...

One of the hot topics is always festival shifts! We realise you're keen to know when you'll be working so you can arrange your off-shift schedule! You can find out how you can choose your festival shift preferences in our festival FAQs.

Festival food is another subject we receive a lot of questions about! You'll be able to login to your Hotbox Events PAAM account and pre-order your festival meal vouchers a few weeks before each festival. We'll let you know as soon as you can!

You can find a lot of basic information including travel, arrival, contact details, and the documents you'll need to bring with you to each festival you have applied to volunteer at on the festival's Event Info page in Hotbox Events PAAM. You can find each festival's Event Info page via your Hotbox Events PAAM Overview; the button to the right of each festival you have applied to volunteer at.

We'll be adding info and documents to the Event Info pages as we get closer to each festival including:

  • Volunteer Info and Briefing Pack
  • Hotbox Events 2016 Health and Safety at Festival Sites
  • Fire Backpack Guidance
  • Hotbox Events Borders and Immigration Right to Work and Volunteer in the UK fact sheets

We'll let you know as new information and documents are added but please keep an eye on your account for updates!

If there is anything you're wondering a great first port of call are our festival FAQs! We've been adding to these for many years so most questions are answered in there.

Please also drop into our festival forums! Both new and regular volunteers are already chatting about volunteering at festivals with us this summer. If you're wondering something it's likely a lot of others are too so the festival forums are a great place to ask questions, share ideas, and make travel plans...

If you're starting to think about what you'll need to bring with you when volunteering with us this summer, we've posted some tips in the Camping and Facilities section of our festival FAQs.

Our friends over at the PAAM Blog have also posted some handy guides which we recommend checking out:

If there is anything you're unsure of or would just prefer to chat with us about something, please don't hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call!

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