Our General Volunteers are the backbone of the Festival. Every day will be different to give a varied experience throughout the week.
As a Team Leader, you will be responsible for a team of volunteers and will manage and plan their activities throughout the day. You will be the main point of contact for the Volunteers Managers and be responsible for a smooth-running operation within your area.
Team Leaders can be found in each speaker tent, the outdoor speaking area, the Living History trench and the main entry gate.
You are likely to be working in the same area for each day you volunteer with us in order to build familiarity with the role and give consistency for the wider Festival team.
Volunteers who have indicated the greatest availability to work during the Festival and have previously volunteered with us will be given priority for the Team Leader roles.
Volunteers will be working with a Team Leader to ensure each talk commences on time by carrying out the following activities:
Our Living History displays including a WW1 trench and other re-enactments.
Volunteer activities include:
As a volunteer on our Main Entry Gate you may be the first person the visitor will meet. We are looking for volunteers that can give a warm welcome to new arrivals, answer any questions and give them directions if needed. Every visitor will have an entry ticket (printed or on their mobile device) that you will need to scan and check before they enter the festival.
Our Information Desks are designed to help visitors with any questions they have about the Festival. Your knowledge of the Festival site and all of the activities being carried out on the day will be vital.
Our music events are held throughout the day and volunteers will be providing support to the performers and the general public watching.
Volunteer activities may include:
We are looking for sociable volunteers that can work in a small team to drive our electric buggies and help visitors and speakers move around the Festival site. This is often to and from the carpark, from the Greenroom to one of the speaker tents/stages, or from the entrance to the main arena at the far end of the site. You will be issued with a radio to be able to respond to transport requests from different locations.
Volunteers need to be over 21 and have a clean full UK driving license.
Working with our Press team, volunteers will help to spread the word about all aspects of the Festival. You will need to have a good understanding of social media and be prepared to move quickly around the Festival site to find new images and stories.
We have limited availability for this role. Volunteers who are available on multiple days during the week and have a proven ability of using social media will be considered first.