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Volunteer on the Green Team

Volunteer on the Green Team!

Help us save the planet, one festival at a time – We’re looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people about green issues.

As a member of our Green Team you will receive a crew wristband, get to camp in crew camping with like-minded people and access to hot showers and nice toilets. You will also gain valuable experience in the sustainable events field, whilst taking time to enjoy the festival when not volunteering.

Applications will open in early 2023, please email for further information in the meanwhile.

Volunteering at Reading

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?

  • Gain access to the best festival in the world
  • 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.


Campsite and Arena Volunteers

Volunteers work across the Reading Festival helping festival goers to get the most out of their weekend!

When volunteering you’ll get to see behind the scenes, meet other volunteers from across the country and around the globe, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Reading one of the best music festivals in the world!

When joining us as a volunteer at Reading 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 be part of an unforgettable experience!

Volunteers assist with a wide variety of areas and it’d be tricky to list everything they get up to but some of the most common roles include…

· Assisting Reading Festival goers with directions.

· Helping Reading Festival goers carry their belongings and pitch their tents.

· Answering questions about Reading Festival performances and line-ups.

· Reporting any problems such as a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.

· Work alongside Reading Festival Fire Safety, Medical and Security teams.

· Keeping an eye on the Reading Festival campsites from the fire towers.

· Helping out with various roles across the Reading Festival site including pedestrian and vehicle gates, wristband exchanges, keeping an eye on facilities, monitoring stages and walkways.

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

You can drop the team an email at or Connect on Messenger.

Or go straight to the volunteer application

Reading volunteers

Got a question? Check their FAQs here.

Volunteer with Oxfam

Volunteer stewarding with Oxfam is a fun and rewarding way to experience Reading Festival. Help the festival run smoothly and get lots of time to enjoy some amazing acts. Plus, you can feel good knowing each shift supports Oxfam’s poverty fighting work around the world. What’s Involved? You’ll work three 8-hour shifts and in return you’ll get:

– Entry to the festival

– A free food voucher for every shift

– Secure camping in our Oxfam campsite

– Free tea and coffee 24/7

– Free phone charging

– Crew only showers and toilets


Volunteer with friends and work the same shifts or go solo and meet new ones. Whichever you decide, the Oxfam community are super friendly so you’re sure to make new friends and have a great time! Register your interest to find out when applications open or join our Facebook group to meet fellow volunteers and stay in the loop.