Campsite Assistance Team (CATs)

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2014 Info
The CATs are volunteers based in the campsite and are there to help you put up your tent, answer any questions that you may have, give you directions and assist with anything else you may need.

The CATs are volunteers based in the festival campsites. CAT volunteers are there to help you get the most out of your festival 24 hours a day! If you’re having trouble putting up your tent, need directions, wondering about a performance or the day’s line up, concerned about a group or an individual’s behaviour, would like to complain about litter, or let us know which facilities require attention – please contact a CAT volunteer, they’ll do their best to help! To contact a CAT – head towards your nearest fire tower, campsite office, or catch them as they patrol around!

The CAT teams will also have free UV pens for you to use to mark your property – please use them. The peak time for tent theft is overnight on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There will be more patrols at these times because of this. Please report any suspicious behaviour to the Campsite Office or security. Please look after your valuables at all times. Make use of the Left Luggage Tent by Reaper Bridge and the Lockers situated between Welfare/Showers on Baker Lane in yellow campsite.

Volunteer as a Green Messenger

Come back soon for information on volunteering in 2015

2014 Info
These volunteer positions help work the recycling initiatives throughout the festival. You need to be full of energy, not mind getting your hands dirty and are a passionate recycler. If you don’t have a green bone in your body, don’t bother applying – unless you go and get yourself a crash course on recycling and the environment – then come back to us!

You will do some or all of the following:

• Be stationed at the sets of recycling bins throughout the campgrounds telling people what bin to put their recycling in. You will be armed with a litter picking stick and be required to pick out the wrong stuff that gets thrown in the wrong bin when you are not looking. You may also do some litter picking around the roadway your bin’s stationed on. Daytime shifts only.
• Be part of our Recycle Exchange team. You will receive bags of cans and other rubbish from the campers and encouraging them to separate their waste responsibly. You will need to be a bit bossy as well as nice for this job as you will have to make the people pick out any ‘contaminants’ from the bags they bring back.
• Be part of our Compost Crew. These will be highly sought after arena jobs, so volunteers will need to jump through a few hoops to get put on this role. The Compost Crew will rove around the arena with a handy hoop and a litter picking stick working as mobile compost bins. This is so people don’t have to sit in other’s squished kebabs and also so we capture the estimated 70% of compostable waste produced in the arena ends up as compost and not as methane puffing out of a landfill. OK, so not such a glamorous job, but you will get to hear the bands.

•    Hand out bin bags to people on arrival.
•    Tell the campers about the recycling initiatives, especially promoting the idea of packing their camping gear down and taking it home.
•    Staffing Tent Recycling points on the Monday morning.
•    Working in the sorting area to re-pack all the donated gear.
•    Salvaging and scavenging good quality re-usable gear that’s left in the campsites, to go to charity and community organisations.

You need to be:

• Over 18 years at the time of the festival.
• Be willing to pay a shift deposit of £239 in advance which will be refunded one month after the festival, assuming you complete your shifts. (Please note we will refund you £230 as £9 is a non-refundable PayPal fee).
• Have approval to work in the UK if not an EU citizen (holiday work permits are OK).
• Work 24 hours, on shifts allocated by us, between the Thursday before the show and Monday after the show. (Please be advised that the allocation of all shifts will be at the discretion of the Green Messengers’ Team).
• Arrive on site Wednesday before 2pm for registration and briefing.

You will camp in crew camping with like-minded passionate people and have access to hot showers, and nice loos.
You won’t get any free meals though, sorry.