Friday, February 1, 2019
The 2019 Download Festival, Latitude Festival, Reading Festival and Leeds Festival volunteer applications are open!
If you already have a Hotbox Events volunteer account, you can login and apply now!
If not, it's quick and easy to sign-up!
We confirm positions within 24 hours of a deposit being paid, often within the hour, so if you apply and pay your deposit now, you’ll receive a confirmation that you have a place volunteering at Download, Latitude, Reading or Leeds today!
You need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer but when volunteering with Hotbox Events you only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer at as many festivals as you like! There are no admin fees charged on deposits, so you receive your entire deposit back as long as you complete all of your shifts!
Deposits are returned within 30 days of the last day of a festival, if you've volunteered with us before your deposit is discounted by 35%, and the earlier you apply and pay your deposit the more likely you are to get your top choice of shifts at the festivals!
If you've not volunteered at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like volunteering with Hotbox Events, head over to our volunteer video interviews page where you'll get to hear from volunteers who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they were treated 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're thinking about volunteering but not sure about doing it on your own don't worry, every year more than 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!
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 social channels!
Happy applying 😊 and we can't wait to welcome you to Download, Latitude, Reading and Leeds 2019!