Wednesday, May 23, 2018
We're now just two weeks from our first festival of 2018!
We know everyone who has already applied to join us volunteering at festivals this summer is starting to make plans, especially how to travel to the festivals...
If you're planning to use public transport when travelling to Download, Latitude, RiZE, Reading or Leeds keep an eye out for your info pack which will be uploaded before each festival as it'll include details about which stations to aim for and shuttle bus timetables to and from the festival sites.
If you're planning to drive to the festivals and can offer a lift to fellow volunteers, or if you're looking for a lift, please head over to our festival forums where you'll find volunteers chatting about lift sharing!
By sharing a lift, you can reduce your travel costs, both your carbon footprint and the festival's carbon footprint, and as a bonus get to know a few people before you arrive at the festival!
If you're yet to apply and would like to find out more about volunteering with us this summer please head over to our Download, Latitude, RiZE, Reading and Leeds festival info pages!
When volunteering with us you do need to pay a refundable security deposit but as always, when volunteering with Hotbox Events one deposit covers you for as many festivals as you'd like to volunteer at, in other words...
You only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer with Hotbox at as many festivals as you like!
So, if you've already applied to volunteer with us at another festival this summer you can join us at Download, Latitude, RiZE, Reading or Leeds without paying again! All you need to do is login and apply, then just sit back and wait for us to confirm your position!
Plus, there are no admin fees on deposit returns so you get your entire deposit back as long as you complete all of your shifts!
And the great news for 2018 is that deposits will be heading back to you faster, that they’re now less for returning volunteers, and there are no card fees to pay!
You can find out more about the deposit changes for 2018 here.
Please remember that the earlier you apply and pay your deposit the more likely you are to get your top choice of shifts at the festivals!
We confirm positions within 24 hours of a deposit being paid Mon-Fri, often much sooner, so if you apply and pay your deposit now you'll receive a confirmation that you have a place volunteering at Download, Latitude, RiZE, Reading or Leeds within the next few hours!
If you've not volunteered at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like our festival FAQs are packed full of answers to the questions we're regularly asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about volunteering at festivals.
If you'd like to chat with others who have volunteered with us before you can head over to our festival forum where you'll find both new and returning volunteers chatting about what it's like to volunteer at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about volunteering at festivals...
If you're thinking about volunteering but not sure about doing it on your own don't worry, every year around half of the 3,000 volunteers who join us do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they've made volunteering!
If you'd like to see what volunteering is like you can head to our festival photo galleries where you'll find thousands of photos of our volunteers having an amazing time whilst volunteering with us!
If there is anything you'd like to ask or you'd just like to chat with us about volunteering, please don't hesitate to email or call the office or get in touch via one of our social channels!
See you at Download, Latitude, RiZE, Reading and Leeds!