Volunteer

6 November 2019 by

Volunteer

Volunteer
UK
Posted 12 months ago

Come along and volunteer with us to learn more about the green & sustainable issues we’re faced with and make a real difference at festivals and live events.

Did you know that 80% of a festivals carbon emission is made up of audience travel?! That’s an enormous number and alongside the festivals we operate with we’re trying to bring this down!

Think of the congestion around the festival site, the space taken to park cars for the weekend and the detrimental effect all of this has on the environment. We run coach services & shuttle buses in and out of festivals, providing a fun way to travel that drops customers right inside those gates. We also have a tent inside some of the festival sites that not only acts as a customer service hub, but as a fantastic way to inform and educate festival goers on how we try and be the green way to travel. It’s also loads of fun with games and giveaways all weekend!

We work closely with other sustainable projects aimed at things like recycling, getting people to take their tents home and getting rid of plastic straws from sites.

Our paid work is always more hours, and will occur when the music is happening, but come along and volunteer as a transport steward or as part of our activation team and you’ll be working in a friendly team and more importantly, you’ll miss little to no action on stage!

It’s great experience to update your cv with and of course this is invaluable to anyone considering a career in live events. Make some contacts in your free time and see how a festival or live event is produced, see what goes into making everything run smoothly and get some experience in a customer facing role. These roles are for people persons for sure!

Big Green Coach sponsor 5sq ft of Amazonian Rainforest for each customer that travels for 10 years. This is a project we’re passionate about and has a huge positive impact on the environment. However, it’s hard to see the impact over here in Blighty! So, we grab all the volunteers that have helped out over the year and we arrange a day of tree planting. We’ll be in touch about this at the end of the year to see if you’d like to come along and help us for the day. It’s a wonderful team building exercise and a chance for us all to celebrate another festival season coming and going!

How to apply to volunteer on site?

To see a little more information on each event, click on that event and hit apply if you want to come along.

We’ll need you to upload a photo (so that we recognise you when you arrive on site!), your right to work will need to be uploaded (even volunteers have to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK) and your contact details will need to be up to date so that we can get in touch with an information pack closer to the time.

The new Big Green Coach application system goes live for 2019 positions at the beginning of January. Ensure you have an up to date profile with us HERE.

If you do not have a profile with us, create one now! When our festivals go live in the new year and you have a profile, you can just hit apply.

Don’t forget we also have some paid work available at some events, come along and work for us on site and earn some money!

Click here for more details.

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Job CategoryFestivals
Instructions for how to applyEnsure you have an up to date profile with us HERE.

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