2021 Camp Bestival shift selection is now open!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

2021 Camp Bestival shift selection is now open!

If you're joining us at Camp Bestival you can now login to choose your shift preferences!

There are 11 volunteer shift patterns available at Camp Bestival, and 21 paid stewarding shifts, please make sure you indicate a preference for each shift as PAAM won't let you save your preferences until you have!

We plan to start allocating Camp Bestival shifts on Wednesday 21st July so please make sure you choose your preferences by Tuesday 20th July at the very latest!

How to choose your shifts

To choose your Camp Bestival shift preferences you need to:

  1. Login to Hotbox Events PAAM.
  2. Click the Camp Bestival Info button.
  3. Read the Shift Planner in the Shift Preferences section.
  4. Choose your Shift Preferences via the Dropdowns.
  5. Click the Update Preferences button.

Once we've allocated your shift pattern it will show as your Group at the top of your Camp Bestival Info page.

Also, please don't forget that if you're coming with friends you need to make sure you've added their names to your profile – this is your last chance before Camp Bestival shifts are allocated!

For further information about how shifts are allocated please read the information within the shift planner PDF.


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On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning staff and volunteers chatting about what it is like to join us at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about working at festivals and more...


If you have not joined us at a festival before and are wondering what it is like, checkout some of our staff and volunteer interviews!

In the interviews you will get to hear from volunteers who have joined us talking about how they found their shifts, how they felt they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like volunteering solo for the first time, 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 career progression away from festivals!


Another way to see what working at festivals is like is to check out some of our festival photos!

In our festival photo galleries, you will find thousands of photos covering our festival history over the past twenty years!

Going Solo

If you're joining us although unsure about going solo you do not need to worry, every year more than half of those who work and volunteer with us do so on their own the first time and then return year on year to meet up with friends they have made!


If you have specific questions about working and volunteering at festivals try our festival FAQs!

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Festival filled summer!

We cannot wait to welcome you to the Hotbox Events Camp Bestival team 😊


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