Stewarding 2014 - Essential Reading #3 Variable Deposits

Posted by Clare Williamson Marketing Executive, Oxfam Festivals Team

26th Feb 2014


This year we have a fantastic NEW development with deposits, which will make volunteering as an Oxfam steward accessible to more people. We are very happy to announce that we now have a variable deposit system in place, so we no longer have one fixed deposit for all festivals and the amount you pay will depend on which ones you apply for.

Each festival has its own associated deposit amount which corresponds to the ticket price of that festival. The deposit amount for each festival will be displayed on our website when our application system is open to the public. Priority stewards will be able to see the amounts during the application process.

To explain how this will work in a little more detail, the maximum amount you will be asked to pay in one stewarding season is the deposit amount of the most expensive festival you have applied to steward.

For example;

Scenario 1
If you apply for two festivals during your original application, one with a deposit amount of £100 and one with a deposit of £200, you will only be asked to pay £200 during payment.

Scenario 2

If you apply for a festival with a deposit amount of £50, then log back in to add another festival with a deposit amount of £100, you will be asked to pay the difference, which is £50. Your deposit total would then be £100 - the amount for the most expensive festival you have applied for.

Please note your full deposit will be held until your last festival of the season and then refunded in one go, as usual. Deposits will not be refunded in partial amounts after festivals.

Our cancellation policy remains the same and you can find information about this and much more in the 2014 Stewarding FAQs.


Blog post written by Clare Williamson

Marketing Executive, Oxfam Festivals Team

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