Campaigning at festivals

Can you inspire others to do something for Oxfam?

This year we're getting even bigger in the world of festivals 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 Campaigning Volunteer role for you.

Recruitment will start very soon for Campaigners at Glastonbury, Latitude, WOMAD, Camp Bestival, Reading, Leeds and Bestival, so if you want to join us at any of these, then please read on.


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. We want you to lift people out of poverty by taking our 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.

Find out more in the Music Campaigner Application pack (PDF)


  • Entry to the festival - a chance to come to sold out festivals of the summer. Free entry is given on receipt of a deposit, which will be returned providing you fulfil all your responsibilities.
  • Great fun - it's a great way to meet like-minded people and experience festivals in a new way.
  • Training and experience - you'll get specialised training and the chance to spend your summer talking to people about Oxfam's work around the world.
  • Great shifts - shifts during the day and in the music fields. So you won't miss your favourite band.
  • Support - volunteers will receive onsite support from Oxfam staff and the rest of the team.
  • Future opportunities - volunteers who show outstanding commitment and ability will be offered priority festival applications in 2015.
  • Meal vouchers and - at some festivals - hot showers. Need we say more?


  • By email:
  • 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
    OX4 2JY

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