Volunteers from 2017
Volunteers from 2017

Love Beer? Volunteer!

As long as you are over the age of 18, your help is welcomed.

You do not need to be a member of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) to volunteer, or even to like beer!

We have roles in many different areas for all abilities.

All we really need is enthusiasm and your time.

What's in it for me? 

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers at Summer 2016 Festival stage tent

In return for your time you’ll get free beer and cider and be fed when you're working

Volunteers at the Winter 2018 Festival

You will also get a volunteer souvenir shirt to wear after working 8 hours or more

Cider Bar Team for Winter 2018 Festival

Be part of a team who produce one of the top UK beer and cider festivals

What do volunteers do? 

Volunteer Roles

Build and Takedown

During set up, duties include putting up fences, installing cooling equipment, installing signs, taking deliveries, erecting stillage and scaffolding, running cables and pipes, installing lights, putting out tables and chairs, racking up the beer/cider. During take down, duties include dismantling and clearing the site after the festival, including a final litter pick.

Cooling Team

Installing the CAMRA cooling systems on both the cider and beer bars. If you don’t have prior experience full training will be given. This does include checking the systems are functioning correctly during the festival week.

Entrance and Glasses

This team welcomes our customers, takes their entrance money and deposits for glasses. They also hand out glasses, load and unload the dishwashers, give back deposits for any glasses that are returned, and say goodbye to the customers.

Information & Membership

This team encourages our customers to join CAMRA, processes memberships and answers questions about the festival.

Beer, Cider and Keykeg Bars

This may be what you first think of when you think about volunteering at the festival. This is the team that serves the drinks, helps the customers with their selection and takes their money.

Beer, Cider and Keykeg Cellars

This team ensures the products are ready for sale, checks cooling, moves casks, and manages the stock.


The finance team moves money from tills to the finance office, counts the cash and does some accounting routines.

Operations and Maintenance

This team does everything from taking deliveries to fixing broken toilet seats! (You are not expected to clean the toilets) They check power supplies, fix leaks, move barriers, man the service entrance and are involved in opening and closing the site.

Litter Picking and Waste Management

The festival generates a lot of rubbish, and this team keeps on top of it, ensuring the site is kept clean. This includes moving around bins, litter picking, cleaning tables. Please note volunteers are not required to clean toilets.

Volunteer Reception

We treasure our volunteers and need smiley cheery people to welcome them into the festival at the Volunteer Reception, allocate volunteers to areas, hand out food tokens and shirts as well as being a listening ear and helping hand for any volunteer problems which may arise.

We're looking for someone like you (yes you!)

As well as the roles outlined above, we are always on the lookout for anyone willing to use their existing skills or who may be interested in gaining new skills with us. We are currently seeking volunteers with skills in:

Telehandlers / Finance / Electricians / Plumbers / Personnel Section Managers / Scissor Lift Operators / Corporate Hospitality Coordinator / Education Programme Coordinator / Administrator

Where do I sign up? 

Becoming a volunteer

Love beer? Volunteer!

As long as you are over the age of 18, your help is welcomed
We have roles in many different areas for all abilities
All we really need is enthusiasm and your time
Sign Up Today!