Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The wait is nearly over! We're just 2 weeks away from 2020 festival volunteer applications opening at midday on Friday 31st January!
We'll be opening volunteer applications for Download, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Reading and Leeds on Friday 31st, staff applications for BBC Live in Hyde Park will open a little later in the year.
There may be another event or two sneaking onto our 2020 festival calendar...we'll let you know as soon as they're confirmed!
If you already have a Hotbox Events volunteering account, you'll receive an email and text message as soon as 2020 applications open.
If you're yet to setup your account, it's quick and easy to sign-up!
You'll need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer with us this summer although when volunteering with Hotbox Events you only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer at as many festivals as you like!
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 there are no admin fees charged on deposits so you receive your entire deposit back as long as you complete all of your shifts!
You can choose the shifts you prefer before the festival and we'll confirm your shifts in advance, so you know when you'll be volunteering and can plan your festival schedule!
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 head to our Facebook Group and the Forum on our website 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 those who volunteer 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 check out some festival photos where you'll find thousands 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!
We can't wait to welcome everyone to another amazing festival filled summer 😊