Stewards — GEA Volunteers

On this page you can find out about what the Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Steward Crew does, what we need you to be able to commit to and how to volunteer.

So, what is stewarding exactly?

The main job of Stewards at the Green Earth Awakening is to run the ticket and welcoming office and facilitate people coming on site and leaving site smoothly and safely. Key roles include;

  • welcoming and processing new arrivals at the gate.
  • directing people to ensure safety in the campsites and other areas.
  • helping marshal any on-site traffic, including parking.

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:

  • Eighteen or over
  • Reasonably fit
  • Have good spoken English
  • Be friendly and interested in helping people!

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 the Cafe Crew 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.

What we offer

In exchange for a ticket (and car/caravan/campervan pass if you need one), nourishing quality vegan (and mostly organic) meals every day plus free tea and coffee. We do ask for a total of 25 hours of your time during the event. You would do a few of these hours each day — sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening — there’s plenty of flexibility, within reason, so that volunteers can get to experience the event, working around the sessions if possible that they want to attend.

We are asking stewards to come on site by the afternoon of Tuesday 10th September (the day before the event opens) at the latest. This is so that we can have a briefing session for all Stewards at 4pm on this day. The session is an opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow crew members and to prepare for the Wednesday, the opening day, which is the busiest day of the event for us Stewards. The meeting also covers some essential welfare and safety issues, so unfortunately, we can’t take on anyone as a Steward if they miss this briefing. Arriving on site on the 10th also gives you time to settle in and find your bearings. We are asking Stewards to stay until 4pm on the last day of the event, Sunday 15th September.