WaterAid open Glastonbury volunteering applications

 WaterAid open Glastonbury volunteering applications

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WaterAid have opened applications to volunteer with them at Glastonbury this summer.

The charity is taking their biggest ever team of volunteers to Pilton this year, with roles including refilling punters’ water bottles, cleaning toilets, litter picking, and even explaining how to use ShePees.

Volunteers are rewarded with free access to the sold-out festival in exchange for up to 24 hours volunteering over five days. The first batch of tickets lasted just 29 minutes from going on sale in early October.

WaterAid volunteers also get access to a secure, crew-only campsite, and the option to apply for shifts together with friends. WaterAid ask during the application process which roles you’d be comfortable with, so you shouldn’t end up cleaning toilets unexpectedly.

Travel expenses of up to £35 can be reclaimed, and a hot meal is provided each day that a shift is worked. A deposit of £50 is required that will be returned after all volunteering shifts are completed.

Volunteers will be required on site from Tuesday 25th or Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July. The full list of roles available is shown below.

Applications will close at 5 pm on Friday 22nd February. It’s not first-come-first-served, so take the time to properly consider all the roles available and make sure you fill out your application properly!

Other organisations such as Oxfam and Festaff also offer volunteering places at Glastonbury, though WaterAid is the first major organisation to open applications. Festaff applications open on 1st February.

We found out yesterday that one of the strongest rumoured headliners, Paul McCartney, would instead be in Las Vegas for the weekend of Glastonbury. Tame Impala and Foals have also rumoured to appear over the last week.

The only Pyramid stage headliner confirmed so far is Stormzy on Friday night, whilst Janelle Monae will headline the West Holts stage.

Kylie Minogue will take the Sunday teatime ‘legends slot’ on the Pyramid Stage. The full line-up is usually revealed around April or May.

Emily Eavis told BBC Radio last week that a completely new area will be introduced near The Park, and that Block 9 will be expanded to double its previous size.

For more information and to apply, visit the WaterAid website.

WaterAid Volunteering Roles at Glastonbury 2019

Water Team

  • Kiosk Crew
  • Water Welcomers
  • The Refill Station Team
  • The WaterAid Stand Team

Sanitation Team

  • Loo Crew
  • ShePees
  • Recycling

For more information and to apply, visit the WaterAid website.

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