Volunteering is a great way to see a whole new side to the festival. You’ll have a great time, meet new people and it’s a great way to make new friends.
What do you get when you become a FemmeFest volunteer?
- Gaining entry to the most exciting and talked about LBTQ women’s festival!
- Time to see some amazing acts
- Oodles of memories
For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof to volunteer in the UK and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the weekend.
FemmeFest volunteer requirements
Our volunteers must...
- Act in a friendly manner.
- Deal with the public in a polite and helpful way.
- Act and behave with maturity, honesty and reliability.
- Turn up to the onsite staff meeting in good health and not intoxicated in any way - this is an important meeting.
- Be (and remain) in good health and state and able to carry out basic manual tasks for much of the day. In particular, being intoxicated in any way means you will be unable to carry out your activities and may be asked to leave the event.
- Maintain good standards in all of their activities.
- Work well and properly communicate with other team members.
- Speak fluent English.
- Be legal to work in the UK.
- Be 18 years of age or over.
- Inform us immediately if you become ill or injured.
- It is likely that you will need to complete a minimum of 2 x 8 hour shifts or a total of 16 hours per festival.
- It is highly likely that you will need to be on site 1 or 2 days before the paying customer.
- You must reside within the “staff” campsite at the festival.
- You must attend whichever locations you are directed to attend at the times you are directed to attend them, when at the festival.
- You must not cease carrying out your designated activities until directed to do so.
- You must arrive at the festival during the time window stated and follow directions given to access the site correctly.
- You must wear closed toed shoes whilst carrying out activities as a volunteer i.e. no sandals, flip flops, bare feet, etc.
- You must wear sensible and appropriate clothing for your shift, i.e. no onesies, fancy dress etc and make sure you have sufficient sensible clothing for the day
You will understand that it is important for both you and us, as well as the smooth running of the festival, that these standards and requirements are met.
You must provide and pay for your own travel to and from the festival. Parking will be provided at festivals for volunteers.
Our main volunteer positions range from stewarding, wristbanding, info point/lost property, general assistant roles and bar work . Don't worry, we won't be asking anyone to clean the loos!
You are required to complete your shifts plus any training as part of your volunteer role (training is done on site at the event). You are expected to perform your duties to a good standard. Hours and volunteer shifts are dependent on the needs of FemmeFest and will be set prior to the event.
Volunteer shift patterns are arranged to allow you to enjoy as much of the festival as possible, where possible, but also reflect the needs of the event.