Volunteering at festivals

Volunteer at Latitude or WOMAD with Greenpeace this summer. Applications for Glastonbury are now closed.

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Greenpeace is recruiting volunteers for Latitude and WOMAD for summer 2022.

  • Latitude: Wednesday 20 July – Sunday 24 July
  • WOMAD: Wednesday 27 July – Sunday 31 July
  • Applications for Glastonbury are now closed.

How to apply

Email festivals.uk@greenpeace.org with your chosen festival in the subject line.

Requirements for volunteers

You need to be over 18 years of age.

You must be onsite a day before the event’s opening date and available for the duration of the dates specified. You will be required to work a shift of approximately six hours per day.

Before applying, please ensure you are definitely available for the date you choose.

We will require a reference from either your network coordinator (if you are part of a Greenpeace network) or from an employer/tutor. Please check with your referee in advance so they are aware that we will contact them.

What we are looking for

A degree of flexibility when allocated your roles. We are a small team at these festivals and expect everyone to work together to put on a good show. The family friendly ones are very rewarding.

Commitment to Greenpeace’s vision and values. You will be representing Greenpeace and it is important that you’re enthusiastic and a good communicator.

You will also need to be self-motivated, happy to work in all weathers and be confident when chatting to people about our campaigns, don’t worry, we will fully brief you.

What you get being part of the Greenpeace Events crew:

  • Private crew camping
  • Hot showers
  • Vegetarian or vegan meals
  • Subsidised travel (maximum of £30)
  • Great community

Which festivals can I volunteer at?

We usually work at a few different festivals around the country, and the best one for you will depend on your availability and possibly your location if you don’t want to travel too far.

In 2022 Greenpeace will be at Glastonbury, Latitude and WOMAD. To give you a taste of what it’s like, here’s a roundup of what we did in 2021:

Latitude Festival

A Greenpeace volunteer stands in front of an obstacle course made of nets attached to trees

Our site was near the kid’s area and is for the “Inbetweeners”. It’s aimed at those kids who are either too old for the kid’s area or are too young to do all the grown-up stuff. At Camp Greenpeace, we built an amazing circuit of nets and walkways strung high in the trees together with a zip line and rope swing. For the tiny ones that still want to get involved they have their own nets safely away from the more challenging ones.

We also ran a really busy café next to the nets. It’s a very popular activity.

We recruited patient, eagled eyed volunteers to help us look after the kids on the nets and the zip line. Essentially they were site stewards, making sure the kids are playing safely and timing them on and off the nets (with a full briefing beforehand of course).

WOMAD

Volunteers in tshirts saying 'Jungle is not massive' operate a refreshments stall with a blackboard menu in the background

At WOMAD we normally run a Greenpeace café where we sell delicious food and drink, and talk to the customers about Greenpeace and where our food comes from.

The volunteers help us serve cakes and pastries (don’t worry we have professional baristas making the coffees), and make friends with the festival-goers.

Apply to volunteer