Volunteering at Between the Trees

We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic people age 18 or over to be stewards at Between The Trees.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to get involved with the festival and experience what it’s like behind the scenes. The role of stewarding mainly involves giving information to the festival goers at the event: it’s a really important position because you will be the main point of contact between the festival and the public, so we need lots of happy, smiley people!

Volunteering at this event also offers the opportunity to gain authentic work placement experience and we are more than happy to offer employer references (This is particularly relevant for students and young people).

We recruit people on a voluntary basis, so this opportunity is unpaid, but you will be well looked after and get a free festival ticket and 3 meals a day during the weekend. The shifts last approximately 4 hours and normally you will only be required to work 1 shift/day.

We would like you to attend at least one of the pre-festival team meetings which will take place approximately a month before the event.

Facilities – You are expected to camp on site for the whole of the festival weekend or stay in your live-in vehicle (if you have one). There are proper toilets and showers on site. Team caterers will not be on site until the first day of the festival, so you will have to arrange self-catering or visit the local pub or town until then.

We look forward to receiving your application form.

    Where would you like to help?


    Green Team - We pride ourselves on sustainability and leaving no trace. You will be part of a dedicated team, which will work with to ensure our audience are recycling correctly and assisting us to leave the site as we found it.

    Creative Team - This team will be supporting our many workshops and craft activities on site, assisting families throughout the weekend. For this role, you'll need to be available during the festival dates and this role would suit you if you want to gain experience working with families and/or enjoy working closely with creative people.

    Artist Liaison Team - The artist liaison team will look after our many artists on site and ensure they have everything they need. They'll ensure the artist's performance space is set up and the programme schedule is running on time.

    Build Team - You'll be part of a team that helps to create the wonderful surrounding of our event, working with our site crew, you'll be moving and shifting in the week running up to the event. We'll also need our build team to help dismantle the site once the festival has finished. For this role, you'll need to be available between a few days before, and including the dates of the festival - this role would suit you if you want to gain experience working with a production crew and enjoy physical work.

    As this is a small festival you may be required to work in different areas depending on demand at the time.

    Dates that you are available:

    Do you have a current DBS check?

    Do you have a current first aid certificate?

    Do you hold a valid driving licence?