The Workforce is so important to Folk Week – the festival just wouldn’t happen without the input of so many volunteers, so we really appreciate you giving up your time to help us 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 return for just 35 hours a week you will have the opportunity to explore this amazingly diverse festival, plus free camping – something which would normally cost at least £250 pounds. (Adult, non-concession weekly season ticket price with early booking discount) Plus, you become part of a team which is like an extended family. Many firm, lifelong friendships – (and not a few romantic attachments of varying duration!) – 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 camping pass – if you need one – 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
The 2021 workforce form is available to download here, so start telling your friends what fun it is to volunteer and be part of the festival! So, if you are going to ‘do’ a festival in 2021, make sure it’s Broadstairs – you won’t be disappointed. If you have any queries, you can email us.