Stewards — Festival Volunteers

Find out:

  • what the Buddhafield Festival Steward Crew does

  • what you need to be able to commit to

  • how to volunteer.

What stewarding at Buddhafield involves

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.

Key roles include:

  • 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.

What we ask of you

To work 25-30 hours over 5 days, during:

  • Setup: arrive Friday 8 July by 4pm, complete your shifts by Wednesday 13 July, OR
  • Show: arrive Tuesday 12th July by 4pm and work through the festival.

What we offer you

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 a week.

  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.