Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Joining us at Camp Bestival Shropshire? It's what you've been waiting for - Camp Bestival Shropshire volunteer and paid steward shift preference selection is now open!
If you're joining us as a volunteer there are 6 shift patterns to choose between, if you're joining us as a paid steward there are 16 different shift patterns to select from. Please make sure you indicate a preference for each shift as PAAM won't let you save your preferences until you have!
You have until midday on Friday 11th August to select your shift preferences, please make sure you have submitted your preferences before this date as after this, shifts will be allocated based on availability.
Following 11th August it will take us a little time to process shift preferences and allocate shift patterns for everyone joining us at Camp Bestival Shropshire.
Once we have allocated your Camp Bestival Shropshire shifts, we'll send another email letting you know it's time to login and find out your shift pattern and start planning your festival schedule!
We apologise for you needing to select your shift preferences for Camp Bestival Shropshire so quickly this year, this is something that was out of our control!
To choose your Camp Bestival Shropshire shift preferences you need to:
Once we've allocated shift patterns, your shift pattern will show as your Group at the top of your Camp Bestival Shropshire Info page.
We are a very small team at Hotbox HQ so whilst we're working hard to allocate shifts as quickly as we can there may be some delay to responses to emails and messages! Whilst we're busy allocating shifts you can drop into our Facebook group for help and advice from our previous Camp Bestival Shropshire staff and volunteers!
For further information about how shifts are allocated please read the information within the shift planner PDF.
If you're joining us at Camp Bestival Shropshire with friends and would like to have the same shift pattern, please ensure their name and email address are listed in the Friends section of your PAAM profile so we can ensure you have the same shift pattern!
Don't forget to check that your friends have listed your name and email address in their 'Friends' section too!
Please also make sure that you don't have any friends' names from previous festivals still in your 'friends list' as this can slow down the shift allocation process if we're searching to match you with volunteers who haven't signed up this year!
You'll then need to make sure you and your friends input the same shift preferences in the same order.
This your last chance to update the Friends section of your profile before Camp Bestival Shropshire shifts are allocated!
If there is anything you would like to ask or you would just like to chat with us about, the easiest way is to...
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 making new friends!
If you have not joined us 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 those 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 working solo for the first time, taking on more responsibility year on year, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with career progression away from festivals!
Another way to see what joining us 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!
It's totally normal to be anxious before coming to a festival, particularly if you're coming solo! We get hundreds of messages every year from people wanting to join us but nervous about doing it, so we promise you're not alone! We're a very friendly bunch so if there's anything we can do to reduce your anxiety please get in touch! Try joining our Facebook Group to make friends with others before the festival - there are even a few WhatsApp groups that have been set up too!
If you have specific questions about joining us 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 working at festivals.
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