2019 Volunteering

Fancy helping out as a steward for the 2019 Festival?

Our volunteer Stewards are fabled and fabulous and crucial to the success of every FolkEast Festival. We have our faithful regulars who return, thankfully, year on year, but we are always on the lookout for new talent and enthusiasm to come and join our team.

Here are some comments from past stewards if you need persuading:

“I think it is the best local event and great to be involved in.”

“One of the best festivals that I have ever volunteered at. Really lovely atmosphere and friendly people throughout.”

 “A very enjoyable experience. The festival is well organised and it is to be congratulated for retaining a “local” feel with the food, drink and crafts people it invites to attend.”

“The perfect festival to have my first experience of volunteering at! Thank you for putting so much effort into it!”

Volunteering at the festival entitles you to a day pass for the day you work ( four hour shift) . We ask for a minimum two-day commitment but hopefully you will be able to make yourselves available over the whole weekend and gain a weekend pass to FolkEast (worth £120) plus free camping. You will have the opportunity to hear some fantastic music and make a whole bunch of new friends. Please note, you can only gain free access to the festival on the days you are volunteering.

What will I be doing?

There are a wide range of duties you could be involved in. We try and place volunteers in a position that is suited to their interests and skills base so please tell us plenty about yourself on the application form.

Here are some of the things you could be doing:

  • Welcoming visitors and checking wristbands at entry points to the festival site
  • Supporting festival goers in the arena
  • Assisting venue staff with the smooth running of the performances
  • Supporting campers on the campsites
  • Assisting with the management of artist and crew areas
  • Helping to keep the site clean and tidy
  • Assisting the site crew with the Set up and Take Down

If you are interested in applying as a new volunteer for the 2019 FolkEast, please read the Volunteer Steward’s Information, Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy (available on the FolkEast website) before downloading the 2019 Stewards Application Form.

This cannot be completed online. If you have any difficulty converting the pdf format, please email Sue, our Volunteer Coordinator, at sue.folkeast@gmail.com who will send you a word document or a hard copy of the form. You can then email the completed form as an attachment to Sue as above or post it to:

FolkEast Productions Ltd, PO Box 325, Woodbridge, IP12 9DS.

Please note, we are not allowed to bring dogs onto the Glemham Hall Estate unless they are registered assistance dogs which have been booked in through the FolkEast office. If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact Sue. You will receive an email on receipt of your application form with further information to follow.

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to previous volunteers, so please don’t delay in getting in touch. We don’t want you to be disappointed!

Returning Stewards should contact Sue for an alternative renewal form.

We look forward to welcoming you onto our team.