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Volunteer At Leeds

Volunteering is a great way to see a whole new side to the festival. You’ll have a great time, meet new people and help some awesome causes. What do you get when you volunteer?

  • Gaining entry to the best festival on earth
  • Time to see some amazing acts
  • Oodles of memories

For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by the time you arrive at the festival site, have proof to volunteer in the UK (contact the respective volunteer organisation or visit their website for more information) and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the weekend.

Each volunteer opportunity comes with different roles, so take a look below at what takes your fancy and get in touch with them now!

Campsite and Arena Volunteers

Our volunteers work across the Leeds Festival helping festival goers to get the most out of their weekend!

If you’d like to get involved with Leeds Festival – see behind the scenes, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Leeds one of the best music festivals in the world – you can apply to volunteer to join the Hotbox Events Leeds Festival team this summer!

When volunteering at Leeds you’ll be provided with entry to the festival, lots of free time, you’ll make new friends whilst volunteering, get access to staff camping, cafe, toilets and showers, and most importantly have an amazing time you’ll never forget!

Our volunteers get involved with all sorts at Leeds, including:

  • Providing information including directions, facilities, and performances, to ensure the festival goers have the best weekend possible.
  • Working in the festival’s campsites, arenas, on gates, fire towers, and wristband exchanges.
  • Being proactive and alert to any potential problems e.g. a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.
  • Promoting crime awareness and crime prevention to the public.
  • Helping festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.
  • Working with onsite teams to ensure medical, fire and security issues are dealt with promptly and safely.
  • Helping to prevent overcrowding and on hand to monitor crowd safety.
  • Assisting the public to create an environment where they feel safe.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at Leeds, head over to Hotbox Events.

You can drop the team an email at [email protected]

Or go straight to the volunteer application.

Leeds volunteers

Got a question? Check their FAQs here.

Volunteer Traffic Steward

One way to enjoy more of the festival is by volunteering to be a Traffic Marshall. You complete 24 hours’ worth of shifts before the main event begins and when it ends, by helping the Traffic Team direct vehicles into and out of carparks or campervan fields and around the festival site. Duties may include:

  • Car parking
  • Campervan parking
  • Using hand signals to direct traffic
  • Chaperone vehicles
  • Ensuring adherence to one way systems
  • Directing pedestrians to walkways

This volunteer position is suited to those with a bit more energy to burn off and to those who are happy working in a big team.  Here you can gain insight into the background workings of a festival where you will learn about different types of access routes and safety procedures used as people arrive and leave in their thousands!

For more information and to sign up click here.

Environmental Health Monitors

EHO Monitors are responsible for reporting on the quality of shower and toilet facilities across the campsites and Arena in order to maintain high standards. Volunteers get plenty of down time to enjoy the festival and it looks great on CVs, what are you waiting for?

Email enquiries to [email protected]


Oxfam and Festival Republic have had a very long and brilliant relationship for many years. The appalling stories that have been reported recently doesn’t detract from our working partnership or affect how many millions have been raised from their charitable efforts and how many lives have been saved by their teams who are honourable, dedicated and amazing.

Oxfam is full of brilliant and compassionate people who have been let down by a few appalling individuals in the field and a leadership that failed to root it out. What needs to be focused on now is getting rid of those that don’t deserve the title of working there. The commitments the organisation has made to me gives me confidence that will happen and is happening.

Melvin Benn, MD of Festival Republic.