Welcome to Wicked Stewarding
Volunteering opportunities at festivals and events.
Summer Season 2021
Wicked Events provide volunteering opportunities at UK festivals and events. As a general rule, volunteers are asked to complete a 5-6hr shift per day they are on site although arrangements do vary, so please check the relevant festival page for more information on what’s involved. In return for volunteering with Wicked Events, you get free access to the festival usually along with other perks such as no fee for parking or live-in vehicles. You also get to join our amazing community of likeminded individuals and see what goes into making your favourite event come to life.
Covid Update (March 2021)
The last year has been extremely challenging in a lot of ways. Finally though, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for festivals and events returning this summer. As we progress through the govenments roadmap out of lockdown, many festivals and events are updating their plans on what they will be able to deliver this year. It’s not going to be an easy road, with some uncertainty still ahead. But we need to be optimistic and start planning for a positive outlook. With this in mind, we are gradullay beginning to open volunteer applications for 2021. To see which festivals are open already and which we are hoping to open soon, please see below.
Delayed to 2022:
Frequently Asked Questions
We are only able to accept volunteers who are 18 or older at the time of arriving to the festival site.
There are two thing’s to consider here:
Firstly, if you have the right to work in the UK. Volunteering is a form of work and by that you must adhere to visa conditions that may apply depending on which country you reside in. If you are not a UK citizen you can check if you’re eleigible to volunteer by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.
The second thing to consider for this year is international travel restrictions due to covid. If you are planning to volunteer and are able to travel between your residence and the UK, please bear in mind you may need to isolate on entry to the UK and/or on your return home. For the latest international travel advise please visit https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control.
At the moment, most of our planning is provisional for this summer and more details will be confirmed as the govenment leads us out of lockdown. For the time being, there is no harm in signing up, even if you are not 100% sure you’d be able to attend. If your plans change or updates to restrictions mean you can no longer attend, you can cancel your application anytime by logging into your profile. If you do need to cancel all we ask is that you try and give us as much notice as possible to help us out.
At the moment there are no national laws or guidelines that say vaccines are compulsory for those attending large public events. Individual festivals may have set their own policies including providing proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test. For the most up to date news on what will be required to enter each event, please see their individual websites.
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