Family music festival volunteer - Ashdown Forest
Elderflower Fields is a family festival that celebrates music, arts and activities for children and families in a beautiful Sussex setting. The festival welcomes around 5000 guests, most of who camp on site. The 2019 festival runs from Friday 24th - Monday 27th May and we are seeking volunteers to help with the festival. Our volunteers help with stewarding, ticketing, information hubs and other general duties but do not run any of the activities, so you don't need any specific experience or skills, just a willingness to get stuck in and a happy, helpful attitude. Volunteers work a maximum of 3 x 6 hour shifts and receive a full festival ticket, so you can enjoy the festival when of shift. A free hot meal is provided for each shift worked and outside this you can purchase very reasonably priced food at crew catering.
No specific experience is required. You will be the face, and sometimes voice of the festival so you should be a happy face and good communicator who is able to chat with people, perhaps giving directions, advising on what activities are on or helping guests with issues they may have. The site is outdoors and spread over several fields so plenty of walking is involved. You will work in teams so being reliable, on time and organised is an absolute must. Your shifts will be any time from 10 am until midnight so you must be available for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as attending a crew briefing on Thursday evening.
You'll get to enjoy a beautiful music festival for free.
You get to be part of a great team of people who come together to make awesome moments for children and families, which is extremely rewarding. You can even volunteer with your friends.
You'll gain valuable and varied experience in outdoors work and opportunities to work at other events.
Our site is the great outdoors so you have to be prepared for this and some walking, often on hilly ground.
You have to be available for all the festival, i.e. Friday to Monday inclusive and you'll need to be able to get to the Ashdown Forest. Our nearest train station is Uckfield or Haywards Heath.
Most of our crews camp on site, it makes the experience so much more fun but is not compulsory.
Our festival is aimed at families and is not like Reading or Leeds, its much more about the outdoors and is very relaxed.
When do I need to be available?
Where does this role take place?
- Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
- Families and Parenting
- Fitness and Sport
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Wildlife and Animals
- Administration and Office
- Advice and Information
- Business Skills
- General Helping
- Litter Picking
- Local Events
- Marketing and Media
- One-off Activity
- Practical Skills
Discuss with us first
- Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Suitable for a group of volunteers
- Support on Offer