2020 Volunteering

Fancy helping out as a steward for the 2020 Festival?

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

Here are some comments from last year’s stewards if you need persuading:

“I was so impressed with how relaxed and friendly the whole weekend was, everyone we met was lovely. Being part of the steward team was a great was to be involved and I will definitely spread the word!”

“I loved working at FolkEast. I met a great bunch of people.”

I had a wonderful time and met lots of new and lovely people.  I’ll be back!”

“I had a great time and would love to do it again next year.”

“FolkEast is a most fabulous festival and it’s a real pleasure to be involved.” 

Volunteering at the festival entitles you to a day pass for each four hour shift you work. 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 FolkEast 2020, please read the Stewards Information/Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy (available on the FolkEast website) before completing the Application Form.

Apply Here

If you have any difficulty accessing or completing the online form, please email Sue, our Steward Coordinator, at sue.folkeast@gmail.com who can email you a word document or send you 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.