Roles available this year


Love variety and adventure? Become an Oxfam steward, you’ll play a rewarding role in making sure every festival runs smoothly. You could be providing directions, checking wristbands, monitoring arenas and venues, or patrolling campsites. You’ll be on viewing platforms, up fire towers, or roaming around the site as part of the response team.

We ask you to do three shifts per festival, and each shift is eight hours long. You’ll usually do one day shift, one evening shift, and one night shift across the course of the event.

Stewarding is our largest operation, so if you have a favourite festival we are likely to have the most spaces in this role.


Love talking to the public? Volunteer as a campaigner to raise awareness of Oxfam’s work and inspire people to help beat poverty in creative and thought provoking ways.

In this role, you will normally do four daytime shifts, so the evenings will be yours to enjoy. Unlike stewarding there will be a telephone interview for selection of this role and there are a limited number of spaces.

Knowledge and passion of Oxfam’s work is desirable and you will need to be confident in inspiring the public. The campaign changes each year and you will be provided with supporting documents to help you in your role.

Shop volunteering

Love your Oxfam Shop? If you are a current Oxfam volunteer/member of staff with three months’ experience, you can apply to be part of the Oxfam Festival Shop team. Our shops are decorated with handmade bunting, up-cycled props and specially selected stock. We need support transforming an empty space into an exciting and colourful wonder.

Your role will include filling the shop with fashion, cash handling and packing down at the end of the festival. Once the festival is open, you would do 4 to 5 shifts x 6 hours. There are a limited number of spaces and a telephone interview will follow your application. The Festival Shop provides vital funds in our fight against global poverty.