Most of our volunteer positions are snapped up within a few weeks of being advertised in January. If you leave booking until a couple of weeks before we can’t guarantee that you will (a) be able to work in your preferred area, or (b) that there will be enough shifts remaining in any area to make up the hours you need to qualify for free entry.
We do have a number of ways in which you can volunteer in a more flexible way than signing up in advance for 9 hours work.
- You can donate some of your time and volunteer for only one or two shifts in a specific area (less than 9 hours). To do this, register online and tick the box on the User Form that says you intend to donate your hours, then confirm this with your Area Manager so they understand your intention.
- Register online for our “Top Up” team and be on call for any shifts that need to be filled at the last minute due to illness or no-shows. You won’t pay for entry, but will need to call the office and give us a Credit Card number. Each shift worked will cut the amount you’re charged for your ticket after the festival by 1/3.
- If you’ve already bought an Entry+Camping ticket and only decide you’d like to volunteer after arriving at the festival, you can head to Volunteer Central to see if anything’s still available. If you can pick up 9 hours of work (no part refunds) then you’ll qualify for a reimbursement of the entry cost (less camping) of your ticket. Refund is by mail-in of receipt of ticket purchase, signed time sheet and banking details for an EFT payment and details must be received by the festival office no later than 15 May 2017. Please allow three weeks for processing.
Volunteers must work at least 6 hours to qualify for a free T-shirt and at least 9 hours to camp in Kingsley Park.