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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?

  • A free ticket
  • 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.

Hotbox

You can gain free entrance to this summer’s Reading Festival by volunteering with us!

Our volunteers play a big part in creating the amazing atmosphere at Reading Festival by helping the festival goers to get the most out of their festival; by joining the team as a volunteer you can help us to continue making Reading one of the best festivals in the world!

When volunteering at Reading you’ll get free entry to the festival, lots of free time to enjoy the music, make new friends whilst volunteering, gain experience, contacts, and a reference for your CV, 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 Reading, 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 Reading, head over to Hotbox Events

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

Or go straight to the volunteer application

Reading volunteers