Port Eliot Festival

St. Germans, Cornwall Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th July

This is a magical and extremely versatile festival with something for everyone to enjoy. Set in the stunning scenery of the Port Eliot estate, Port Eliot is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the country to visit.

 

We’re looking for some wonderful volunteers to help us keep things running smoothly before and during the festival. Volunteering is a great way to enjoy the festival for free while also being part of something we think is really special.

Perks of volunteering

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  • Being part of and supporting this unique festival
  • Free access to the festival site
  • Free camping and facilities in crew campsite.
  • Free parking
  • Opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.

The majority of roles cover 4 days (Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday). The amount of hours and number of shifts will vary depending on which team you apply for. For full details of opportunities, please see the team descriptions on the application form.

St Germans, Cornwall. The festival site engulfs the estate right down from the house itself and along the banks of the estuary on the river Tiddy. The many woodland areas and intricate  pathways create a  maze of intimate and diverse venues that flow out into the open campsites.

Volunteer Team Descriptions

  • General Stewards Team: Thursday to Sunday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 190

    Total number of hours work involved: 18hrs split between 4 shifts.

    Working on this team will involve working a shift each day, Thursday to Sunday.

    Areas covered include: Gates, campsites and car parks.

    Job role: Greeting people to the site, directing them to the rights areas, issuing wristbands, checking wristbands at the gates. You will likely be working in a different area of the site for each shift.

  • Venues Team: Friday to Sunday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 40

    Total number of hours work involved: Either 19 or 21hrs depending on shift pattern, split over 3 shifts.

    Working on this team will involve working a shift each day Friday to Sunday. Please note all shifts on this team are either afternoon or evening.

    Job role: This team covers the venues and patrolling around venue areas and along the river bank. Working under the direction of the venue manager, tasks could involve entrance stewarding, checking passes etc. helping move/setup equipment, greeting performers and directing them to backstage areas.

  • Litter Picking Team: Thursday to Monday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 30

    Total number of hours work involved: 18hrs split between 4 shifts.

    Working on this team will involve working 4 shifts in total. These could fall Thursday to Monday. Please note, all litter pickers will be required to work a shift on Monday morning after the festival.

    Job role: Litter picking, monitoring waste bins and generally keeping the site nice and tidy for all to enjoy.

  • Pre/Post Festival Team: Monday to Monday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 20

    Total number of hours work involved: 30hrs split between 5 shifts.

    Working on this team will involve working 5 shifts in total. This will be Monday to Thursday pre-festival and Monday post-festival.

    Job role: Greeting early arrivals to the site and directing to the right area. Mainly working in the car parks, campsites and gates areas. The Thursday shift will be in the morning, keeping on top of arrivals until the main volunteer teams begin. Monday post festival will be assisting with the audience departures.

  • Mornings Team: Friday to Monday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 14

    Total number of hours work involved: 20hrs split between 4 shifts.

    Working on this team will involve working 4 shifts in total. Shifts will be Friday to Monday mornings, approx. start time each day is 07:00.

    Job role: Friday to Sunday this team looks after the venues areas before the venues open. This can involve directing people/performers to the right areas of the site, setting up equipment, tidying up venues ready to open. On Monday morning this role is different as it will involve helping with audience departures from the site, working in either the campsites, car parks or gates.

  • Volunteers HQ/Office Team: Thursday to Sunday

    Approximate number of volunteers: 8

    Total number of hours work involved: 18hrs split between 4 shifts

    Working on this team will involve working a shift each day Thursday to Sunday.

    Job role: Working in the Volunteer HQ tent. This role involves some basic admin tasks, registering volunteers as they arrive, keeping the refreshments area topped up and tidy and charging people for the use of facilities.

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