Music Campaigning at festivals

Can you inspire others to do something for Oxfam?

This year we're getting even bigger in the world of music and we want you to be a part of it. 

Are you passionate about Oxfam? Do you want to play a part in our most exciting year at festivals ever? Do you want to have fun and inspire others to get involved with Oxfam? If you do then we could have a Music Campaigning Volunteer role for you.

We're currently recruiting for Music Campaigners at Latitude, Camp Bestival, Reading, Leeds and Bestival, so if you want to join us at any of these, then please read on.

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What we're looking for

This summer’s festivals will provide some of our best opportunities to reach a huge audience with news of our work; and we try to do it as creatively as possible. Over the years we’ve painted people blue, covered them in tattoos and got green paint all over the festival site, all in support of our campaigns, and we have more exciting plans for this year.

We want you to engage people in the work of Oxfam through music. We want you to lift people out of poverty by taking our music campaign out to the crowds and bringing it alive! You'll be talking to festival-goers all over the site and encouraging them to take part in creative and thought-provoking activities. We need people who are enthusiastic, who have experience of communicating with others and who will brave any weather condition to get out there and engage with festival-goers.

Music campaigning

Music campaigning with Oxfam at festivals is a really fun way to volunteer, but it also means hard work and commitment.

Festival campaigners will need to:

  • attend a training session

  • commit to the full festival onsite dates (the festival dates plus an additional day before and after) 

  • work four shifts of 6 hours at each festival

Read more in the Music Campaigner Application Pack (PDF)

Benefits

Campaigning for Oxfam at a festival offers a lot of benefits for you: 

  • Fun - it's a great way to meet like-minded people and experience festivals in a new way. Many return year after year to campaign with us.

  • Training and experience - you'll get specialised campaigning training and the chance to spend your summer talking about global issues with other music lovers.

  • Support and opportunities - volunteers will receive support and information from their local campaigns office, with opportunities to take part in other campaigning activities (e.g. at local gigs).

  • Free entry to the festival. This is on receipt of a deposit, which will be returned providing you fulfil all your responsibilities.

  • Meal vouchers and - at some festivals - hot showers. Need we say more.


Contact

By email: MusicCampaigner@oxfam.org.uk
By phone: 0300 200 1300 (lines are open during office hours)
By post: (Please only use this if you need to send us documents, as email or phone are quicker ways of contacting us)

Festivals Co-ordinator
Public Engagement Team
Oxfam House
John Smith Drive
Oxford
OX4 2JY

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