On this page you can find out about what the Buddhafield Festival Steward Crew does, what we need you to be able to commit to and how to volunteer.
As well as earning yourself a ticket plus all your food while on site, being part of the steward crew can be a lot of fun, with many people coming back to do it again year after year.
So what is stewarding exactly? Stewards help to look after everyone at the festival. Key roles include: welcoming and processing new arrivals at the gate; directing people so as to ensure safety in the campsites and other areas; and 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 would need to be:
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.
Most people find Buddhafield stewarding a very enjoyable experience, however in offering to help in this way you would still be taking on a job of work which may be quite busy and demanding at times, so please consider this when applying.
A ticket to the events you’re volunteering on, whatever vehicle pass you need, and vegan food will be provided throughout (including tea and coffee) in exchange for a maximum of 6 hours volunteering per day. You will be working with the same team throughout the event. There are no overnight shifts
#### Message about 2021 Festival Volunteering
Buddhafield is working closely with the local licensing authority to make sure our two events, Buddhafield Festival and Buddhafield Weekender, can go ahead safely. We expect that certain restrictions will be in place in order for these events to go ahead.
Before you apply for a volunteering position, we ask that you consider whether you will be comfortable following whatever restrictions are in place as per current government guidelines at the time of the events. This could include, but is not limited to, extra handwashing, social distancing, face masks, no snack provision and extra rules around mealtimes etc.
If you will find this difficult then this year might not be the year for you and we look forward to having you back as a volunteer when we no longer need to follow these restrictions.
#### A Word about Alcohol and Drugs
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.