Festival shop volunteers

Our Oxfam festival shops, staffed mainly by volunteers, raise around £250,000 each summer to help change the lives of people in poverty all around the world.

The Oxfam Festival Shop applications are now open for summer 2014! Remember we can only accept applications from current Oxfam volunteers/employees or those who have previously volunteered with the Festival Shop. Please read the FAQs before applying and check that you are available for these dates:

  • Glastonbury: Sunday 22 June to Monday 30 June
  • Leeds: Tuesday 19 August to Monday 25 August

Applications for the following festivals are now closed:

  • Latitude: Tuesday 15 July to Monday 21 July
  • Womad: Tuesday 22 July to Monday 28 July
  • Kendal Calling: Tuesday 29 July to Monday 4 August
  • Bestival: Tuesday 2 September to Monday 8 September

Whether it's new music or festival fashion that takes your fancy, if you're confident handling cash, sorting and pricing stock and providing great customer service, we would love for you to get involved.

Apply to volunteer in the Oxfam festival shop 

About festival shop volunteering

Helping to run Oxfam's on-site festival shop is a really fun way to volunteer, but it is also hard work and requires volunteers to undertake certain responsibilities.

Festival shop volunteers will need to:

  • help set up the shop the day before the festival opens

  • attend the pre-festival briefing onsite

  • work 3-5 shifts throughout the festival

  • sort, price and display stock

  • provide customer service to festival-goers and handle cash

  • help pack up the stock, shop fixtures and fittings after the festival


Volunteering at an Oxfam festival shop 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

  • Free entry to the festival. 

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

Contact us

If you have any further questions about becoming a festival shop volunteer please e-mail festivalshop@oxfam.org.uk, or call Fran 07789 944406.

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