Volunteer for the C.R.F.
The CRF survives largely because of the dedication of our red-shirted unpaid volunteers, many of whom come back year after year to help at both the festival and interim “support” events. Whilst technically a business, the festival is run with the aim of providing great music to those who love it, not to make money – you won’t see a heavy commercial presence. But to cover the costs of the festival infrastructure (PA, lights, stages, marquees, site, licences, power supplies, security, our award winning toilets, and much more) we have to keep our costs as low as possible, and that’s where the volunteers come in…
Volunteers get festival passes and free camping, and a discount on food from the stalls! In particular we need stewards to work alongside our professional security team, for which we offer full briefing sessions. We typically ask volunteers to cover one 4 hour shift per day over a minimum of 2 days (although we like you to be on call at other times just in case we need extra help).
There are a variety of other tasks you may get a chance to be involved with – some help with cooking or brewing up a cuppa or two backstage and sometimes there’s a chance to help operate video cameras! If you have specialist skills that are of use to us, e.g. as an electrician or PAT tester, that’s always useful to know. Just tell us what you can do to help.
If you’ve volunteered before then we will keep your details on file and will be calling on your services again (unless you ask us not to, of course) – many do and great friendships have been forged, and fun had, by our volunteer team.
To join them, download the application form here:Volunteer Application Form
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Alternatively call us for a paper version on 01353-749749
Thank you again, to all of our volunteers, past, present and future!