Tuesday, February 25, 2020
You may have caught a clip or two from the interviews we filmed at last summer's festivals popping up on your socials over the past few weeks...
We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who got involved with the filming! We really appreciate you having allowed us to follow you around with a camera crew and taking the time to chat about the volunteering experience. We think more than anything else, the interviews give those who haven't volunteered at festivals before an amazing insight into what joining the Hotbox Events team is like!
If you'd like to check out the full films head to our festival staff and volunteer interviews page!
If you've not volunteered at a festival before, in the 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!
Applications to volunteer at this summer's Download, Latitude, Camp Bestival, Reading and Leeds opened at the end of January and the response has been amazing! A huge thank you to everyone who has already applied to join us!
If you're yet to apply for 2020's festivals it's quick and easy to login and apply now!
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, Camp Bestival, Reading or Leeds today!
You do 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 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 you to an amazing festival filled summer 😊