what the Buddhafield Festival Steward Crew does
what you need to be able to commit to
how to volunteer.
Stewards help to look after everyone at the festival. Being part of the steward crew can be a lot of fun, with many people coming back to do it again year after year.
welcoming and processing new arrivals at the gate
directing people so as to ensure safety in the arena, campsites and other areas
helping marshal any on-site traffic.
No special skills are required and we provide any training you may need, although if you wish to steward with us you need to be:
Eighteen or over
Openhearted with an enthusiastic approach
Be friendly, and interested in helping people!
You will be working with the same team throughout the event. There are some twilight shifts.
Most people find Buddhafield stewarding a very enjoyable experience, however in offering to help in this way you will be taking on a job which may be quite busy and demanding at times, so please consider this before applying.
Stewarding does not include either preparing crew food or doing heavy physical work (such as putting up structures). If you’re looking to do either of these things, please apply to one of the Cafe areas or Site Crew.
To work 25-30 hours over 5 days, during either:
Setup days: arrive Friday 8th July by 4pm. You will complete a portion of your shifts pre-festival, or
Show days: arrive Tuesday 12th July by 4pm and work through the festival.
You can apply to work either set of days.
In return you will receive:
A ticket to the event
Whatever vehicle pass you need
Vegan food every day that you are working (3 x meals, and tea and coffee)
We also hope to be able to offer all stewards working through the festival a day off. This may or may not be possible depending on a number of factors.
Replying to your application
Apply below. We will reply to your application by early May. After early May we will reply to all new applications within two weeks.
Please have a think about our view on alcohol and recreational drugs, as described on the Festival overview page.
We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us and are accepted, then we’d expect this policy to be respected.