Before you apply to be a Music Campaigner with Oxfam in 2014

This following list provides a brief summary of the key things you will need to have ready before you make your first application to be a Music Campaigner in 2014.

Please ensure you have also read our Music Campaigner Application Pack and  FAQs and other information on our website before you apply, so you are familiar with what being a Music Campaigner involves.

You will need to have ready...

  • A valid debit or credit card
    To pay your deposit of up to £210 depending on which festivals you chose to go to. We cannot accept payment by cheque or American Express.Your deposit will be refunded onto the same card shortly after your last festival of the season upon successful completion of your shifts. Please note partial refunds will not be given, so all deposit payments paid will be held until completion of your final festival of the season.
  • A unique email address
    To complete your application, you will need to use a unique email address. Please note this cannot be shared, as it will not be accepted by the application system. Please also note we are unable to accept ac.uk email addresses, so you will need to use an alternative email address.
  • An up to date digital passport style photo
    To be used on your 2014 Music Campaigner ID card. Please ensure the photo is the same quality as you would use to apply for a UK passport. It also needs to be in .jpg format. It is a requirement that your photo is suitable to be used on a festival security pass in order for you to volunteer as a Music Campaigner. This photo must be recent and reflect your current image as it will be used for identity checks on site at festivals.
  • Your national insurance number
    Due to restrictions on volunteering in the UK and some festival licensing requirements we are required to provide national insurance numbers to festival organisers. For this reason we will ask you to enter this as part of your application. If you are eligible to volunteer in the UK but do not have a national insurance number, you will have the option to declare this as part of your application.
  • Your availability for the summer
    You will need to book a training session at the same time you select your festival place(s). You will also need to agree to be available for all of the Music Campaigner onsite dates at each festival you sign up for, so please make sure you know your full availability for the summer.
  • Your travel plans
    As part of your application, you will need to tell us how you are travelling to each festival, for example, by car, getting a lift or by public transport. Please have this information to hand before you apply. If you are planning to bring a car or camper van, you will also need to provide your registration number as part of your application.
  • Reference details
    Unless you have volunteered with Oxfam twice before, you will need to provide details of a referee. Their name, the position held, daytime telephone number, email address and company/organisation name. You should know these people in a professional capacity, they should not be related to you and you must have known them for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Emergency contact details
    In the unlikely event that you have a medical emergency onsite at a festival, we may be asked to provide your doctor's details to medical staff. You will need to provide your doctor's name, surgery address and phone number, as part of your application. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact, who will not be with you at the event.

Add festivals@oxfam.org.uk, festivalreferences@oxfam.org.uk, creditcardprocessing@oxfam.org.uk, and musiccampaigner@oxfam.org.uk to your contacts list within your email account to ensure you to receive our confirmation emails and other important emails we will need to send you during the festival season.

As part of your application, you will need to agree to the Terms of Reference which are on the back page of the Music Campaigner Application pack. Please have a read of these in advance of applying. For more information on the application process, and for tips on adding additional festivals, see our application process FAQs.

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