1. Application form
Complete the online application form. This form provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate how you meet the skills and competencies outlined in the "Why be a Festival Campaigner" section. Your application will be scored against these. We will be asking you the following:
- Why me? Please give a brief description (no more than 200 words) of why you're right for this role, giving examples of any skills and experience that will convince us to get you on board.
- Introduce yourself - In less than a minute, create a short video of yourself telling us why people should support Oxfam. Please upload it as an unlisted file to YouTube and paste the URL address into the box below.
We often receive a high volume of applications for festival campaigners, so please apply early. As part of the selection process, we may also contact applicants by phone to discuss their application in more detail.
2. Paying a deposit
You will also be asked to pay a deposit after completing the application form which will be returned providing you fulfil all your responsibilities and uphold the Standards of Behaviour. We'll return your deposit at the very latest six weeks after your final festival with us. This is in line with arrangements made between festivals and Oxfam to reduce the risk of wristbands being obtained by individuals who don't intend to, or decide not to, fulfil the role for which they were recruited.
PLEASE NOTE: by applying to be a festivals volunteer, you are agreeing to adhere to the Standards of Behaviour outlined. We reserve the right to withdraw our offer of a volunteering place, or to withdraw your wristband once onsite, if we have reason to believe you have not acted in accordance with these standards.
3. Festival training event
All volunteers will be required to participate in training on-site before Campaigning at a festival and to complete the necessary reading before the event. We want to make sure that you go out feeling confident, prepared and part of a passionate and committed team. Your campaigning place will not be confirmed until you have attended the on-site training event.
The training will be an opportunity to learn more about Oxfam and find out about this year's new campaign. To get the most out of your volunteering experience, and to do Oxfam's work justice, you will need to participate in this session openly and wholeheartedly. We hope it will give you a chance to understand more what Oxfam aims to achieve by getting people involved at festivals, understand your role in this, feel inspired to be part of the campaign and also meet some of your fellow team members.