This is your chance to be part of the Festival happenings, meet great people, learn and have fun.

Open to 16-18 and 18 and overs for a wide range of activities from stewarding marquees, selling tickets, working with the speakers or even supporting an exhibit or event.

Volunteering 2019

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 2019 Festival.

Applications open 9am on the 14th Jan 2019.

PLEASE READ THE NOTES BELOW CAREFULLY AND TAKE THEM INTO ACCOUNT WHEN MAKING YOUR APPLICATION. THERE ARE ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE APPLICATION FORM TO HELP YOU WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS. 

Please consider your choice of dates carefully, if you tick a box we will assume you are happy to work that shift plus any other you may tick for that day ie,  on Saturday this would mean working from 0730 – 2200. If you need to make any changes please let us know as soon as possible.

All finish times are approximate so you will need to be flexible.

We may ask if you are able to change or amend your sessions to help us out but this is entirely voluntary.

Preference is given to volunteers who are available for four or more sessions and priority will be given to people who are available to volunteer for a number of sessions across multiple days. Session options are listed below

Lunch will be provided for volunteers on the morning session and supper will be provided for those on the evening session, regretfully only campers and volunteers who are working all day can be given lunch and supper.  Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be available at all times.  Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.  There are other catering options available to purchase on the site.  To reiterate, those volunteers who are camping will receive lunch and supper.

Applicants under the age of 18 will need to provide a signed parental consent form and code of conduct and may be contacted for a telephone interview. In addition, we require that all under 18 applications have the applicants personal email address and that they ensure that the account is able to accept incoming emails (we find that many school email inboxes tend to be full!).

Free camping is available for volunteers over the age of 18, those under 18 have to be camping with someone over the age of 21 and cannot stay on site if that person leaves.

Monday and Friday morning sessions have a reduced requirement for volunteers, when the Festival schedule is finalised we will have a better idea on our requirement.

In 2019 we are organising the Schools Festival volunteers slightly differently. This will not affect volunteers over 18 but we will have a slightly different process for selecting under 18s. We hope that this should make the school days more interesting for you.  We will contact younger volunteers once they have applied and we know what days they are available.

Once you have applied
You will be sent a copy of your application via email which should arrive fairly quickly, please check it carefully and keep it safe.  If it is incorrect or you need to change it please let us know as soon as possible.  If you do not receive a copy please check your junk mail in case it has been routed there.  If you receive nothing within 48 hours please contact us at volunteers@cvhf.org.uk

We look forward to meeting new friends and old…

Caroline and Rob