Wednesday, August 14, 2019
You've probably seen some of the amazing filming of our staff and volunteers that took place at last summer's Download Festival and Latitude Festival...
This summer we'll be bringing the film crews to Reading and Leeds plus adding some action cameras into the mix!
If whilst at Reading or Leeds next week you'd be happy to spend a little time on camera, chatting about your experience with us, and being shadowed by a film crew on and off shift, please get in touch!
In addition to the film crews we'll also have an action camera and chest harness at each festival for our staff and volunteers to take out with them both on and off shift. If you'd be happy to take a camera out with you for a couple of hours, a shift, a night, or even an entire day, again please get in touch!
If you'd like to have a look at the kind of thing we'll be filming head over to our staff and volunteer interviews page! Here you'll find 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!
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in last summer's filming, and thank you in advance to everyone who helps with this year's filming! We feel more than anything else, the interviews we filmed last summer give those who haven't joined us before an amazing insight into what joining the Hotbox team is like, so we can't wait to see what we come away with from Reading and Leeds!
If you have any general questions about joining us at Reading or Leeds please be sure to login and read your info pack!
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 Reading and Leeds, information about festival passes, how volunteer shifts are organised, Reading and Leeds 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 Reading and Leeds Green Initiatives and more!
To read your Info Pack, you need to:
We're receiving a lot of questions about volunteering at Reading and Leeds; most of the answers can now be found in the Info Packs so please make sure you read yours!
If you have specific questions about volunteering at Reading or Leeds you can't find the answer to in your Info Pack 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 Reading and Leeds.
If you'd like to chat with others who have volunteered with us before head to our Facebook Group and Forum on our website where you'll find both new and returning volunteers chatting about what it's like to volunteer at Reading and Leeds, 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 Reading and Leeds 😊