How to go to Glastonbury Festival almost for FREE: Do Not Fear, Volunteer

Glastonbury Volunteering Guide: How to go to the Festival almost for FREE

By GFF
WaterAid volunteer at Glastonbury Festival
WaterAid volunteer at Glastonbury Festival

Keeping with tradition, Glastonbury 2024 has been confirmed to take place on the final weekend of June and is set to run from Wednesday the 26th through to Sunday the 30th of June 2024 at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

As ever, ticket demand for the legendary event always outstrips supply, and after the first wave of tickets all sold out last November, fans are on the lookout for any other way to get to Worthy Farm this summer.

Along with entering competitions or working at the Festival, one of the best ways to go to Glastonbury for free would be to volunteer with a charity. This usually entails working 3 x 8-hour shifts over a 5-day period – which is basically the duration of the festival.

What you do with the remainder of your time is up to you, and if that’s not enough, volunteers often get access to a private campsite, free meals, and hot showers – yes, you read correctly, we said HOT SHOWERS! At Glasto!

Although you won’t have to buy a ticket to the festival, you will, however, be asked to pay a deposit when you sign up to volunteer (more or less equivalent to the ticket price) which you will get back when you follow the charity’s guidelines and complete all your shifts (which in some cases also include some training beforehand).

Below we’ve compiled a list of most of the charities and volunteering opportunities available at Glastonbury Festival, along with everything you need to know regarding shift times, role requirements the application process and much more.

We’ll be updating this guide periodically once more information makes itself available, but meanwhile, take your time and read through each of the opportunities below – or feel free to jump straight to any particular one by using the ‘Page Content’ tool below. 

Oxfam is one of the leading charities involved with Glastonbury and has been working with the Festival for over 25 years. The global poverty alleviation charity brings a 2,000+ strong volunteering team to the event each year – including stewards, campaigners and shop volunteers, spread out throughout the site.

Oxfam Logo (2023)
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Charity
Founded
1942
First Festival
1993
Latest Festival
2023

Oxfam is one of the leading charities involved with Glastonbury and has been working with the Festival for over 25 years. The global poverty alleviation charity brings a 2,000+ strong volunteering team to the event each year – including stewards, campaigners and shop volunteers, spread out throughout the site.

→ Priority Stewarding

Oxfam Stewarding at Glastonbury Festival 2023.

General info

Priority Stewarding applications are usually the first to open for existing volunteers who’ve already volunteered with Oxfam at other events in the past, allowing for the opportunity to apply to steward at the Festival before they open the rest of their applications to the public.

Role

Steward

Shifts

3x8 1/4 shifts (including a morning, day, and night shift).

Application Dates

25th January 2024

Application Process

1. Log In to your account on the Oxfam website (presuming you're already signed up).

2. Once applications open, choose your festival(s) and pay the refundable deposit.

Application Requirements

Meet one of the following
• Volunteered with Oxfam at 2 or more festivals in 2023 (with at least one of those being stewarding).

• Supervised at least once in each of the last 2 years (both 2022 and in 2023).

• Volunteered with Oxfam at 7 or more festivals across the last 7 years (from 2017 to 2023).

Deposit

£360 (refundable)

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in Oxfam campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Crew only access showers and toilets.
• Free phone charging in campsite.
• Free food voucher for every completed shift.
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours a day.

→ Public Stewarding

Oxfam Stewarding volunteers.

General info

Festival stewarding is a fun and rewarding way to come to your favourite festival this summer while helping it run smoothly as you check tickets and wristbands at the gates, direct people through the campsites, or support accessible viewing platforms in the arena.

Role

Steward

Shifts

3x8 1/4 shifts (including a morning, day, and night shift).

Application Dates

1st February 2024 (mid-morning)

Application Process

1. If you haven’t already, go to Oxfam website and click on the Sign Up button in preparation for when applications open.

2. Log In to your account (presuming you’ve already signed up).

3. Once applications open, choose your festival(s) and pay the refundable deposit.

Application Requirements

None.

Deposit

£360 (refundable)

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in Oxfam campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Crew only access showers and toilets.
• Free phone charging in campsite.
• Free food voucher for every completed shift.
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours a day.

More Info

Keep in mind that the main application window sells out in the blink of an eye (last one went in approx. 30 seconds).

Top Tip

• Look out for resale spaces appearing after the main sale (around May time).
• Do 2 festivals and get priority for the following year.

→ Campaigning

Oxfam Campaigners (2023) • Credit: Oxfam Facebook

General info

Engage with festival goers as you tell them all about Oxfam's campaign messaging, share your passion, and encourage them to take action, such as signing a petition or getting involved in a creative activity. With 6-hour shifts and every day finishing at 5, you are guaranteed to catch every headline act. Plus, you'll get to meet lots of amazing people, soak up the festival atmosphere, and make real change happen in the process.

Role

Campaigner

Shifts

4x6-hour daytime shifts (ending at 5 and leaving the evenings free to explore).

Application Dates

8 February 2024

Application Process

1. If you haven’t already, go to Oxfam website and click on the Sign Up button in preparation for when applications open.

2. Log In to your account (presuming you’ve already signed up).

3. Choose your festival(s) from the drop-down menu and pay your deposit (this will reserve your place until Oxfam have reviewed your application).

4. In no more than 300 words tell Oxfam about one of their past or present campaigns and why you like it – At festivals this year Oxfam’s campaign will focus on climate justice – why do you think this is important?

5. Record a 3-minute video of yourself telling Oxfam a bit about yourself, including why you think you’d make a good campaigner, and tell them about something (anything!) that you’re passionate about.

6. Upload your video as an unlisted file to YouTube and paste the URL into the box provided in your profile.

7. Oxfam will then review every application and accept those they think would make a great fit (if you are not successful, your deposit will be returned to you after they have reviewed your application).

Application Requirements

Due to high demand, to be considered for a campaigner place at Glastonbury, you will need to sign up to campaign at a second festival.

Deposit

£360 (refundable)

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in Oxfam campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Crew only access showers and toilets.
• Free phone charging in campsite.
• Free food voucher for every completed shift.
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours a day.

Top Tip

Oxfam have introduced the ‘Campaigning Superstar’ system for their Festival Campaigners and will be giving the top Campaigners in 2023 their Campaigning Superstar status, with 50 spaces up for grabs.

Only those who get above and beyond the campaigning targets set for each festival will become an Oxfam Festivals Superstar – which means that when applications open for Campaigning in 2024, the 2023 Superstar applications will go to the top of the list for selection for your chosen festivals.

Some festivals will still have limited capacity, so if all their 2023 Superstars want the same festival in 2024, you will still be picked on the strength of your application.

→ Shop Volunteering

Oxfam Shop Volunteer at Glastonbury Festival 2023.

General info

When you volunteer with Oxfam Festival Shops, you will get to enter the festival site before the public to help set up shop and pack down again after everyone has left. Your day-to-day duties will vary from cash handling and talking to customers, to changing the stock depending on the weather.

Role

Shop Volunteer

Shifts

One 6-hour shift a day (rotating between morning, afternoon, and evening shifts, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the festival and catch some live acts).

Application Dates

8 February 2024

Application Process

1. If you haven’t already, go to Oxfam website and click on the Sign Up button in preparation for when applications open.

2. Log In to your account (presuming you’ve already signed up).

3. Once applications open, provide your Oxfam Manager’s email address when asked for a reference, to confirm you fit the criteria.

4. You will then have an informal phone interview where you will be informed of the next steps in the process.

Application Requirements

Shop volunteers, interns, or members of staff with at least 3 months of experience. Or, anyone who has volunteered at 2 or more festivals with Oxfam Festival Shops in the past 4 years.

Deposit

No – unlike festival stewarding, you will not be required to pay a deposit to volunteer at one of Oxfam's shops.

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in Oxfam campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Crew only access showers and toilets.
• Free phone charging in campsite.
• Free food voucher for every completed shift.
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours a day.

More Info

Due to how busy and complex nature of the multiple shops that Oxfam run at Glastonbury, they will prioritise applications from volunteers who have previous experience with the Festival Shop.

Top Tip

Try one of the other festivals or events that Oxfam have shops at first - which will make you super ready for 9 days at Glastonbury.

WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them. The charity’s presence has grown tremendously since its first appearance at Worthy Farm in 1994 and nowadays brings more than 600 volunteers to Glastonbury Festival each year. As well as introducing Talking Toilets, some of the charity’s biggest highlights at the Festival include launching WaterAid’s water refill points in 2014 and the creation of their Loo Crew cleaning teams. Then in 2019, WaterAid quadrupled the number of Kiosks to support Glastonbury’s ban on single-use plastic, ensuring everyone could access free tap water as part of their festival experience.

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Charity
Founded
1981
First Festival
1994
Latest Festival
2023

WaterAid provides clean water, decent toilets and hygiene knowledge to people who don’t yet have access to them. The charity’s presence has grown tremendously since its first appearance at Worthy Farm in 1994 and nowadays brings more than 600 volunteers to Glastonbury Festival each year. As well as introducing Talking Toilets, some of the charity’s biggest highlights at the Festival include launching WaterAid’s water refill points in 2014 and the creation of their Loo Crew cleaning teams. Then in 2019, WaterAid quadrupled the number of Kiosks to support Glastonbury’s ban on single-use plastic, ensuring everyone could access free tap water as part of their festival experience.

WaterAid Roles

Tim Winwright, WaterAid chief executive centre meets volunteers at Glastonbury Festival 2019.

General info

From refilling water bottles to looking after the loos, WaterAid's volunteers help make sure festivals stay clean, safe and enjoyable for everyone – all whilst raising awareness of the life-changing power of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Although you don’t get to choose which crew you'd like to join, as part of the application process, you will be able to highlight any particular skills and experiences that will help them allocate the most suitable role to you.

Role (1)

Water Team

WatAid’s water bars and kiosks help keep over 200,000 festival-goers happy and hydrated. In this team, you'll be busy providing free water refills, selling and distributing pre-ordered reusable bottles, and selling merchandise.

Role (2)

Sanitation Team

Most of WaterAid’s Glastonbury volunteers are part of the sanitation team. You could be helping to run the Good Loos or women's urinals, or keeping toilets across the site (over 2,000 of them!) clean, as part of the legendary Loo Crew.

Role (3)

Hygiene Team

WaterAid’s water point roaming teams play a crucial role in monitoring and cleaning sinks, taps and water refill points across the site. Volunteers also make festival-goers aware of their nearest water points, and generally act as fonts of all water knowledge.

Shifts

4x6-hour shifts (with some teams required to volunteer overnight).

Application Dates

End of January until mid February.

Application Process

1. Register with the WaterAid application system (if you haven’t already).

2. Have your personal details to hand (including a recent photo and details of your emergency contacts).

3. Once applications open, click the link provided by WaterAid socials and follow the instructions on screen.

Application Requirements

Write a statement detailing how you've supported and helped WaterAid in the past.

Deposit

• £50 if you have volunteered with WaterAid before.
• £150 if you haven't volunteered with WaterAid before.

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in WaterAid campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Crew only access showers and toilets.
• Volunteer marquee with tea, coffee, and biscuits.
• Free food voucher for every completed shift.

More Info

If you volunteered with WaterAid at two or more festivals in 2023, or if you've volunteered at five or more over the past five years, you'll automatically benefit from priority status for this summer – Although this doesn’t guarantee you a place on the team, it does however mean that they'll process your application first.

Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction, with their vision being a “greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come”. The charity has been a partner of Glastonbury since 1992, and in return for creating an amazing field full of attractions (think hot showers, café, stage and bands, skate ramp, climbing wall), the Festival makes a very generous donation to Greenpeace to enable them to carry on protecting and conserving the environment and promoting peace.

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Charity
Founded
1971
First Festival
1992
Latest Festival
2023

Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction, with their vision being a “greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come”. The charity has been a partner of Glastonbury since 1992, and in return for creating an amazing field full of attractions (think hot showers, café, stage and bands, skate ramp, climbing wall), the Festival makes a very generous donation to Greenpeace to enable them to carry on protecting and conserving the environment and promoting peace.

Greenpeace Roles

Greenpeace volunteers at Glastonbury Festival.

General info

Every year an amazing team of volunteers bring the Greenpeace Field to life. Together, they keep it looking beautiful, support the campsite, spread the Greenpeace message and so much more. It’s hard work, but very rewarding.

Below you’ll find a brief outline of the roles (which may change slightly) that are likely to be needed at the Festival – Although in the past you may have been asked to indicate your preferred role, in recent years Greenpeace have streamlined things and you will not be asked to do this as they will select your role based on the skills and experience you include on your application.

Role (1)

All-rounders

These volunteers will be required to help work on different features and to be on hand to fill positions when needed. Some of the tasks will involve helping the stage crew to move equipment, jumping in to help steward a gate - just general lovely people to jump in when required. This role involves mandatory recycling duties (we need to keep our field clean in true Greenpeace style!)

Role (2)

Running Features

Whether the Dropslide, Skate Ramp or Climbing Wall. These roles are a vital interface in giving the public a positive experience of the Greenpeace Field.

Role (3)

Production Assistants

Experienced crew helping to organise and run the event, keep health and safety logs, oversee the crew and ensure success of the field.

Role (4)

Showers Crew

Managing the sustainable Greenpeace showers. Encouraging the public to donate, managing the queue and keeping the showers clean and green.

Role (5)

Campsite Steward

Helping to keep the Greepeace campsite and field, tidy, secure and in good order for the crew and public (this role involves mandatory recycling duties).

Role (6)

Maintenance Crew

Helping fix features on the Greenpeace Field and campsite (this role involves mandatory recycling duties).

Role (7)

Accreditation Office

Assisting in the onsite accreditation process, managing the admin around meals for volunteers, crew and performers etc.

Role (8)

General Stewards

Covering our campsite or field gates to control access to only those authorised to be backstage.

Shifts

5x8-hour (max)

Application Dates

Open from 8th February 2024 to 20th March 2024

Application Process

1. Head over to the Greenpeace website.

2. Fill in the application form and submit.

3. Greenpeace will inform if you your application was successful or no, with more information to follow.

Application Requirements

Application form.

Deposit

Yes.

Benefits

• Dedicated camping in Greenpeace campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Access to hot showers.
• Tasty vegetarian/vegan meals (3 times a day).
• Good company and lots of entertainment.

More Info

You’ll need to be on site from Tuesday 25 June – Monday 1 July. There is also a chance to be involved in the pre- and post-festival action.

Festaff founder Sandy Reid started supplying a small number of casual staff to T in the Park over 15 years ago. Since then, the client list has grown to include Glastonbury and some 20+ events each year, with over 25,000 people on their total database.

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Service
Founded
2008
First Festival
2013
Latest Festival
2023

Festaff founder Sandy Reid started supplying a small number of casual staff to T in the Park over 15 years ago. Since then, the client list has grown to include Glastonbury and some 20+ events each year, with over 25,000 people on their total database.

Festaff Roles

Festaff volunteers

General info

Whether a wristbander, event ambassador, steward or info point personnel, you'll be part of a team helping to stage Britain’s leading festival and have loads of fun whilst doing so.

Role

Steward

Stewards are what keep festivals running; helping control crowds, directing attendees to the right location, pointing out amenities, and creating a happy, vibrant atmosphere. As a festival steward, you might be needed in a multitude of different jobs; from helping people park safely, to giving information and directing attendees around the site.

Shifts

3 x 8-hour shifts

Application Dates

1st February 2024

Application Process

1. If you haven’t already, go to Festaff website and click on the Join Us button in preparation for when applications open.

2. Log In to your account (presuming you’ve already signed up).

3. Once applications open, choose your festival(s) and follow the on-screen instructions.

Application Requirements

Returners who volunteered with Festaff in the past at 2 events in summer of 2023 gain priority and will be invited to apply first and foremost, after-which Festaff will only then then look at other applications (an invite does not 100% guarantee a place).

Deposit

£340 (refundable)

Benefits

• Dedicated Festaff campsite.
• Free showers.
• Meals on duty.
• Snacks, Tea and coffee
• Phone charging facilities.

More Info

Deposits will only be returned when both the Glastonbury event and the sister event have both been completed to an acceptable standard. While working 2 events the previous summer does not guarantee a place, both must be completed to receive an invite to apply for the next years Glastonbury event and have both deposits returned.

Avalon Bars & Events specialises in event production and management services at large-scale outdoor events. Established by its Managing Director Tim Mills in 2010, Avalon Bars & Events works exclusively on the provision and management of the majority of the public bars at Glastonbury Festival, involving event and bar planning for all aspects of bar operations at the Worthy Farm event.

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Service
Founded
2009
First Festival
2010*
Latest Festival
2023

Avalon Bars & Events specialises in event production and management services at large-scale outdoor events. Established by its Managing Director Tim Mills in 2010, Avalon Bars & Events works exclusively on the provision and management of the majority of the public bars at Glastonbury Festival, involving event and bar planning for all aspects of bar operations at the Worthy Farm event.

Avalon Bars & Events Roles

Bartender volunteering with Avalon Bars & Events.

General info

For 2024 Avalon Bars and Events will be back onsite at Glastonbury running their bars. As opposed to the previous year, this year Avalon Bars and Events will be recruiting volunteers for Glastonbury Festival themselves. In an official statement, the bars and events company said that "this new chapter is an opportunity for to evaluate the volunteer process and how they can make the experience even better".

Role

Bar Volunteer

Working in a bar, serving drinks to customers while supporting charitable causes.

Shifts

3 x 8-hours

Application Dates

January (throughout)

Application Process

1. Go to the Avalon Bars & Events website and click on Register Interest’

2. Registered your interest by filling in the online form (before the end of January 2024).

3. Avalon Bars & Events will be in touch with you in February 2024 to let you know when places are open to apply.

5. Volunteer places will be allocated by ballot once ‘register your interest’ has closed in January.

Once Avalon Bars & Events have allocated spaces to successful applications they’ll ask you to pay a refundable deposit of £360 at that time.

7. If you are unsuccessful you will automatically be placed on our waitlist in the event of dropouts.

Application Requirements

Register your interest ahead by the end of Jan 2024.

Deposit

£360

Benefits

• Dedicated Avalon Bars & Events campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Free showers and private toilets.
• x2 meal vouchers for every shift you’re scheduled for.
• Snacks, Tea and coffee
• Phone charging facilities.
A couple of T-shirts to wear whilst you’re on shifts

More Info

Avalon Bars & Events provide free coaches to and from the designated meeting spot in Bristol to the festival, which you will be available to sign up for closer to the time.

With twenty years of experience, Refresh West supplies full bar provision to some of the most loved festivals and events across the UK. Composed of a professional bar team, their crew “exhibits energy and passion that is vital to a smooth, fast and happy service while focusing on maximising turnover and profitability through an effective operation and outstanding customer experience”.

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Service
Founded
2004
First Festival
2011*
Latest Festival
2023

With twenty years of experience, Refresh West supplies full bar provision to some of the most loved festivals and events across the UK. Composed of a professional bar team, their crew “exhibits energy and passion that is vital to a smooth, fast and happy service while focusing on maximising turnover and profitability through an effective operation and outstanding customer experience”.

Refresh West Roles (volunteers)

Refresh West Bar Crew - Glastonbury Festival

General info

The Bristol-based company – which specialises in providing bar services for festivals/events across the UK and boast “nineteen years experience” in the industry – naturally tend to team up with Arcadia and Shangri-La at Glastonbury Festival while usually offering a variety of both volunteer and paid roles at the Worthy Farm event.

Role (1)

Arcadia Bar Crew (volunteers)

Working in a bar, serving drinks to customers.

Role (2)

Shangri-La Bar Crew (volunteers)

Working in a bar, serving drinks to customers.

Shifts

For Arcadia: 2-3 shifts (Exact shift times TBC - average of 18hrs across the course of the festival).
For Shangri-La: 2-3 shifts (Exact shift times TBC - average of 22.75hrs across the course of the festival), with the earliest shifts available to start on Wed afternoon, and latest will finish in early hours of Mon morning).

App Dates

3rd April 2024

App Process

1. Recommended: If you haven't already, head over to the Refresh West Recruitment Page and click on the Application Form.

1.2.Register your interest to volunteer/work with Refresh West at Glastonbury Festival.

1.3. Refresh West will inform you once they are receiving applications.

2. Once application open, choose your desired role and follow the instruction on-screen here.

App Requirements

• Have at least three months’ solid bar experience mentioned in your CV.
• Provided two relevant and responsive workplace referees.
• Have deposit ready to pay promptly in order to secure place on the team.

Deposit

£355 (refundable, minus a £6 processing fee)

More Info

For Arcadia: All staff are required on site by the evening of Tue 25th June, prior to the festival opening to the public on Wed 26th.
For Shangri-La: All staff are required on site by the evening of Tue 18th June, prior to the festival opening to the public on Wed 26th.
• Space on the team is limited, and all applications are reviewed on an individual basis.
• Mandatory crew briefing will take place Wed 26th (time TBC).
• All confirmed team members will have the option to choose their shift pattern on a first come first serve basis.
• Shift patterns cannot be reserved ahead of this process.
• A shift pattern request form will be sent out nearer to the event.
• Night shifts throughout the festival may finish in the early hours of the morning.
• Unreliability at other events will affect the status of your application.
• For further questions, please contact: [email protected]

Refresh West Roles (paid)

Role (3)

Shangri-La Bar Crew (paid)

Working in a bar, serving drinks to customers.

Shifts

For Shangri-La: 3-4 shifts (Exact shift times TBC - average of 35hrs across the course of the festival), with the earliest shifts available to start on Wed afternoon, and latest will finish in early hours of Mon morning).

App Dates

3rd April 2024

App Process

1. Recommended: If you haven't already, head over to the Refresh West Recruitment Page and click on the Application Form.

1.2.Register your interest to volunteer/work with Refresh West at Glastonbury Festival.

1.3. Refresh West will inform you once they are receiving applications.

2. Once application open, choose your desired role and follow the instruction on-screen here.

App Requirements

• Have at least three months’ solid bar experience mentioned in your CV.
• Provided two relevant and responsive workplace referees.
• Have deposit ready to pay promptly in order to secure place on the team.

Deposit

£355 (refundable, minus a £6 processing fee)

More Info

For Shangri-La: All staff are required on site by the evening of Tue 25th June June, prior to the festival opening to the public on Wed 26th.
• Space on the team is limited, and all applications are reviewed on an individual basis.
• Mandatory crew briefing will take place Wed 26th (time TBC).
• All confirmed team members will have the option to choose their shift pattern on a first come first serve basis.
• Shift patterns cannot be reserved ahead of this process.
• A shift pattern request form will be sent out nearer to the event.
• Night shifts throughout the festival may finish in the early hours of the morning.
• Unreliability at other events will affect the status of your application.
• For further questions, please contact: [email protected]

Critical Waste prides itself on being “a sustainable waste management company that specialises in clearing up and recycling at events and festivals while offering sustainable waste solutions that can grow and evolve with each event”. The company’s other manifestation, ‘Festival Recycling’, has managed the waste at Glastonbury Festival since 2008. Along with the litter-picking teams whose job it is to clean-scan the fields, collections are made from each of the three bin types (food and compostables, bottles and cans and general waste) and returned to the on-site recycling centre. The entire operation consists of approximately 1,300 volunteers and staff that hand-sort the hundreds of tonnes of waste on the Festival site and at the plant and send it off to be recycled.

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Service
Founded
2008*
First Festival
2008 (as FC)
Latest Festival
2023

Critical Waste prides itself on being “a sustainable waste management company that specialises in clearing up and recycling at events and festivals while offering sustainable waste solutions that can grow and evolve with each event”. The company’s other manifestation, ‘Festival Recycling’, has managed the waste at Glastonbury Festival since 2008. Along with the litter-picking teams whose job it is to clean-scan the fields, collections are made from each of the three bin types (food and compostables, bottles and cans and general waste) and returned to the on-site recycling centre. The entire operation consists of approximately 1,300 volunteers and staff that hand-sort the hundreds of tonnes of waste on the Festival site and at the plant and send it off to be recycled.

Glastonbury Recycling Crew

Glastonbury Recycling Crew sorting waste in 2019.

General info

The Glastonbury Recycling Crew work during the festival over the course of the weekend either litter picking or sorting and recycling in the on-site centre.

Role (1)

Litter Picker

Scour the fields while picking up any type of waste that you encounter.

Role (2)

Recycler

Hand-sort the hundreds of tonnes of waste on the Festival site and at the on-site plant and send it off to be recycled.

Shifts

4 x 6 hours.

Application Dates

January throughout.

Application Process

1. Get recommended by a current Volunteer.

2. You will then be asked to register on this the Glastonbury Recycling Crew website.

3. Receive notification by email if your initial application is successful.

4. Log in to this site and complete the form.

5. Fiona will send you a confirmation of whether or not your application has been successful (may take a few weeks).

6. Make a refundable security deposit payment of £330.

7. You will then be emailed final confirmation of your place.

Application Requirements

A personal recommendation from a previous recycling volunteer which will need to contact the Recycling Crew office directly in January and provide them with your contact details (Even with a recommendation, places are extremely limited).

Deposit

£330

Benefits

• Dedicated Recycling Crew campsite (not inc. camping equipment).
• Free showers.
• x2 free veggie meals for every day’s work.
• Free tea and coffee.

More Info

Applications and refunds are handled by Fiona at the Glastonbury Recycling Team office, whilst the actual shifts you do on site are organised by Critical Waste.

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