Join over 600 volunteers representing WaterAid at Glastonbury Festival and help deliver vital festival services and inspire others to support the cause
WaterAid has now opened applications to volunteer with them at Glastonbury 2022 this summer – the charity has been hand in glove with the Glastonbury Festival since 1994.
Back in 2006 the festival’s founder Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily visited WaterAid’s work in Mozambique. After which time the number of WaterAid volunteers at Glastonbury Festival kept on growing to a point that by 2016, Wateraid’s volunteers for the festival reached over 500 strong.
From running water kiosks to cleaning toilets or litter picking, whatever you do, you’ll need to be prepared to talk to people about our work and encourage them to support WaterAid. By talking to festivalgoers, you will be engaging them to support WaterAid’s mission – to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere!
Volunteers are rewarded with free access to the sold-out Festival in exchange for volunteering at the five-day-long event.
WaterAid’s roles at Glastonbury are split into two teams:
The Water Team – which include: Water Welcomers, The Refill Station Team, The WaterAid Stand Team and The Sanitation Team.
The Sanitation Team – which include: Loo Crew, Female Urinals, Good Loos, and Litter Picking.
Please note that you won’t be able to choose exactly what you do, but you’ll be able to highlight your relevant skills and experience on the application form, which will help WaterAid allocate the most suitable role to you.
Shifts, requirements and patterns:
WaterAid’s teams volunteer for approximately 6 – 8 hours a day (not including travel to and from your shift), spending a maximum of 24 hours over the festival volunteering. They also sometimes have teams that are required to volunteer overnight.
Date/time required on site:
You will need to be able to arrive on Tuesday 21 June and leave on Monday 27 June.
If you are volunteering at Glastonbury, and are a “new volunteer” (someone who has not volunteered with WaterAid at a festival since December 2016) you will need to pay a deposit of £150.
If you are volunteering at Glastonbury, and are a “returning volunteer” (someone who has volunteered with WaterAid at a festival since January 2017) you will need to pay a deposit of £50.
Some of the perks of Volunteering with WaterAid include a secure, crew-only campsite, with shower and toilet access. In addition to food vouchers or a food expense allowance, while being able to claim back part of the travel costs – In 2019, volunteers were able to claim up to £35 per person in travel expenses.
When and where to register and apply:
Applications are taken via an online application form which is now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 9 March.
The charity assesses every application based on relevant skills, experience, and existing support for WaterAid and don’t allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis, so please take the time to fill in the application form carefully and let them know why you’d make a great addition to their Glastonbury volunteer team!
Priority status for Worthy Pastures volunteers:
In recognition of the invaluable experience gained by volunteering at Worthy Farm in 2021, all Worthy Pastures volunteers will have the opportunity to benefit from priority status for Glastonbury 2022.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.