Thursday, March 24, 2022
This year's festival volunteering places are continuing to fill faster than ever before with over 50% of Reading and Leeds Festival volunteering places already being snapped up!
As weekend tickets for Reading and Leeds sold out in December, volunteering is now the only way to be there!
Did you catch the latest line up announcement? Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, DMA's, D-Block Europe, All Time Low, WILLOW, The Lathums, The Sherlocks and more join headliners Arctic Monkeys, Dave, Rage Against The Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, Bring Me The Horizon and Halsey – the opportunity to see so many incredible artists in one weekend is too good to miss! 🔥
Volunteering places at Reading and Leeds are limited so once they've gone there won't be any more released!
Don't miss out by applying to volunteer today - see behind the scenes of the festival and enjoy crew only perks – like free phone charging, a secure crew campsite with toilets and showers and a crew car park right next door, unlimited tea and coffee and a fast entry lane to the arena! Plus, plenty of time off-shift to enjoy the festival and see the bands you want to see by choosing your shift preferences in advance!
If you've already signed up, now's the time to remind your friends to do so too! If you add your friends' details to the 'Friends' section of your application, we guarantee that you'll have the same shift pattern - meaning more time off-shift to enjoy the festival together! 🧑🤝🧑
To find out more and apply choose the festival you're interested in volunteering at, you'll then find all the info including when you'll need to arrive at the festival, how many volunteer shifts you'll do, how old you need to be to volunteer at festivals, the kind of things you'll get involved with when volunteering and loads more!
As usual, you need to pay a refundable security deposit to volunteer with us this summer.
When volunteering with Hotbox Events you only need to pay 1 deposit to volunteer at as many festivals as you like each summer!
Deposits are returned within 30 days of the last day of a festival, if you have volunteered with us before your deposit is discounted by 35%. There are no admin fees charged on deposits, so you receive your entire deposit back as long as you complete all of your shifts at the festivals!
Of course, if for any reason a festival does not go ahead, your security deposit will be returned to you in full.
Please remember that we cannot confirm your place until you have paid your deposit!
You can choose the shifts you prefer a few weeks before each festival and we will confirm your shifts in advance, so you know when you will be volunteering and can plan your festival schedule!
Shift preferences are allocated based on deposit payment date, so the earlier you pay your deposit, the more likely you are to get your top shift preferences!
If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about volunteering, the easiest way is to...
On Facebook and in our Forum you will find new and returning volunteers chatting about what it is like to volunteer at festivals, arranging to share lifts, asking and answering questions about volunteering at festivals and making friends with other volunteers!
If you have not volunteered at a festival before and are wondering what it is like, check out 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 volunteering 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 volunteering history over the past twenty years!
If you are thinking about volunteering but not sure about going alone, please don't worry! Every year more than half of those who volunteer with us do so on their own the first time and then return year after year to meet up with friends they have made whilst volunteering!
If you have specific questions about volunteering at festivals try our festival FAQs!
Our festival FAQs are regularly updated and packed full of answers to the questions we are usually asked, plus lots of handy hints and tips about volunteering at festivals.
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We cannot wait to welcome you to the Hotbox Events team for an amazing festival filled summer 😊