The Volunteer Workforce is so important to Folk Week – the festival just wouldn’t happen without the input of our many volunteers, so we really appreciate you giving up your time to help create a brilliant event.
Another great thing about the volunteers is that you can be anything from 18 to 80 – and the mix of the generations is one of the great strengths of the festival. Please let us know if you have any special skills (not your swimming certificate!) but technical, stage management, sales person or just all round practical genius – the more we know the better we can place you somewhere useful.
In exchange for volunteering all week you will receive a full week festival ticket with free camping and access to the complimentary mini bus service. A festival ticket is the best way to explore this amazingly diverse festival. If you are unable to volunteer all week, we still need you, in exchange for 4 hours volunteering you will receive a day ticket, giving you access to all ticketed events that day. Plus, you become part of a team which is like an extended family. Many firm, lifelong friendships and some marriages – have been forged between volunteers during Broadstairs Folk Week. A testament to how much fun volunteering can be is the number of volunteers who now return every year to see their mates. Some volunteers have been coming back every year for decades!
On arrival as a volunteer you will be checked in at the campsite office, given your Volunteering pass and ticket –plus camping, if you need it – and a welcome pack which includes:
We will always try to give you shifts which reflect your interest and experience, but some compromises will inevitably need to be made
“Newlife Wills is a main sponsor here at Broadstairs Folk Week. They are a local Law Firm based in Margate, specialising in Will Writing & Estate Planning. They would like to give back to the Festival even further by offering all our wonderful volunteers a huge 10% discount off any of their services! Ensure you state how you volunteer for Folk Week when you contact them to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss arranging your Will, Lasting Power of Attorney’s, or review what you currently have in place.”
The 2024 workforce form is available to download here, So, if you are going to ‘do’ a festival in 2024, make sure it’s Broadstairs – you won’t be disappointed. If you have any queries, you can email us