Friday, July 12, 2019
If you're volunteering with us at Camp Bestival 2019 your shifts have now been assigned, your info pack is ready, and you can order your meal vouchers!
You can find out which shift pattern you're on by logging into Hotbox Events PAAM. Your shift is shown on the Camp Bestival Event Info page. Please note that if you've only just had your Camp Bestival volunteer position confirmed then your shift may still be pending. We're assigning new volunteer shifts daily so please check back for an update!
Please also login to read your Info Pack and order your Meal Vouchers!
There is a wealth of info in the pack including pre-event and onsite contact details, travel and arrival info, where and when you need to check-in at Camp Bestival, information about festival passes, how volunteer shifts are organised, Camp Bestival catering, your briefings and training sessions, emergency procedures, staff and volunteer roles and responsibilities at the festival, festival security procedures, festival CCTV, Health and Safety, festival communications, info about the Camp Bestival Green Initiatives and more!
The information within the pack is very important so please make sure you login and read it before you arrive at Camp Bestival!
To read your Info Pack, you need to:
We're receiving a lot of questions about volunteering at Camp Bestival; most of the answers can now be found in the Info Pack so please make sure you read it!
You'll also find the below documents in the Portal, please make sure you read them before arriving at Camp Bestival:
If you haven't already please make sure you read the following documents which can be found on the Event Info page:
To order your Camp Bestival meal vouchers you need to:
Meal vouchers can be used at a selection of onsite vendors between Thursday 25th and the morning of Monday 29th July and offer a big saving compared to paying for meals using cash or card on the day.
Each pre-ordered meal voucher costs £4.00, please see the catering vendors list noted above for full details of what can be purchased with a meal voucher and from where.
Although on ordering meal vouchers we ask you to specify the date and time (breakfast / lunch / dinner) of the meal, the vouchers can in fact be used on any day, and at any time.
Please note there will be no other onsite catering facilities available until the festival opens to the public on Thursday 25th July, so please make provisions for our arrival day Wednesday 24th July. You're very welcome to bring your own food to site and we have kettles in the marquee where you can make noodles. Once you've booked in you will be able to leave site if you wish to do a shopping run.
We will only order meal vouchers for you on receipt of payment; ordered vouchers can be collected from our onsite office when you book in; vouchers are non-refundable.
If you've not volunteered at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like volunteering with Hotbox Events, make sure you checkout some of our staff and volunteer interviews! You'll get to hear from volunteers who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like volunteering for the first time on their own, taking on more responsibility year on year and progressing from a volunteer to staff role, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with their career progression away from festivals!
If you have specific questions about volunteering at festivals try our festival FAQs! They're regularly updated and packed full of answers to the questions we're usually 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'll be volunteering on your own and are a little apprehensive, don't worry, every year at least half of those 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!
Another way to see what volunteering is like is to head over 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 socials!
See you at Camp Bestival 😊