Volunteer at festivals

Volunteer at festivals

Australia has a very strong culture of festivals which are held year round because the weather is good.

For most festivals there is an organised way to register yourself as a volunteer which will typically include responsibilities for 5 or more hours work per day. In exchange you will typically be offered camp space and a ticket to the festival.

There are strong connections among the festival regulars, so doing a good job at one festival will bring you more opportunities to be involved in others.

There are usually roles for set up and pack up crew too, so you can do your "vollie", (short for volunteer)  time outside the festival time and get the most at the festival.

There are plenty of Australians and hippie type travelers that move from one festival to the next on the circuit and enjoy the warm family atmosphere among the clan.

If you enter this group, you will find yourself looked after as long as you work hard and share similar values and mindset. Shared travel arrangements will also result enabling you to travel too, from or between festivals with ease - seriously reducing your cost of travel and entertain as you travel Australia.

You can typically apply online, through a web site, Facebook, or email address.

Some of the most popular festivals that use volunteers include:

Woodford Folk Festival, North of Brisbane, Christmas to New Year
Byron Bay Blues Festival, Northern New South Wales, Easter
Falls Festival, Various locations, New Years


Related Links:
 Woodford Folk Festival
 Byron Bay Blues Festival
 Falls Festival








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