Keen bean volunteer?

Chloe Soffe - volunteer blowing bubbles

The New Year is upon us and some of you have already been asking how to get involved in the festival, you insatiable beasties, you!

Applications are now open to get involved over the weekend with stewarding, bar work and sales so if you fancy indulging in the delights of The Hidden Valley for absolutely free, nada, nothing, then fill in a form now…

If you’re interested in getting to grips with pre- and post-production, then check out our join the team page for details of longer term roles. Handy with a paintbrush? Whizz with a camera? Got what it takes to schmooze our traders, manage our theatre, or keep the festival running safely?

We have the best crew in the world (if we do say so ourselves) so you’ll be in the brightest, most creative company you could hope for…

Crew Profile: Martine van Dusschoten – “Volunteering at Nozstock, you won’t regret it!”

martine

A few years back I came to Nozstock as a punter and had an amazing time. The small scale of the festival makes it cosy but there’s still a broad array of entertainment and music: high-quality music. The enthusiasm is felt all around; I danced vigorously for more than half of the time! The next year I decided I wanted to be more part of the festival, to add to the lovely atmosphere and fun experienced. I worked as a volunteer behind the bar, serving quality drinks to fantastic people. I had such an extraordinary time that since then I haven’t visited a festival without getting involved.

Half a year ago I started volunteering for Nozstock as administrator and a walk-about assistant and I honestly have never met so many amazing people in one place. And the common denominator? We all love Nozstock. Apart from just looking good on your CV, volunteering at Nozstock brings you so much more. I feel like I have found my second family! My ‘non-biological’ family; where people will be there for me when I need them, where I feel at home, where you’re taught new skills through aiding in putting on the most epic festival and just the laughs, the endless laughs… Working in an environment like this stops becoming work; it becomes hobby, or maybe even passion. I would strongly recommend anyone to get involved in this festival; you won’t regret it!

Keen to volunteer?

Volunteer at Nozstock 2016 for a free ticket + barrels o’ laughs…

Consider yourself part of the furniture? Come volunteer at Nozstock 2016…

We’re sure that any repeat offender worth their salt will be well aware of the Noz mythology, but, for the uninitiated … Nozstock began 18 years ago as a BBQ hosted by the Nosworthy family which slowly but steadily got out of hand until it morphed into the ramshackle three-day-fun-fest you all know and love today.

While Nozstock nowadays may masquerade as a professional affair which can hold its own amongst the big’uns, we take a great deal of pride in maintaining that all-in-it-together, laughs and bevs with your mates atmosphere which comes from the festival’s origins as a private party for family and friends. And that’s where you come in!

Every year we recruit a talented and diverse team of festival volunteers to help with the creation and delivery of the beautiful beast that is Nozstock. Whether you’re a newcomer to the farm or an old hand looking to get a more hands-on experience of the festival, we welcome you with open arms.

What’s more, the success of the festival itself is completely dependent on our volunteers, who keep punters watered by working behind our bars, sell them precious mementoes of their weekend from the merch stand and help weary travellers find their way and enjoy the festival as stewards.

Volunteers will be expected to work between 12-16 hours over the weekend which, in exchange for a behind-the-scenes view of the Hidden Valley, free entry to the festival itself and the chance to make a bunch of new mates seems like a pretty sweet deal. It can be hard graft at times but the satisfaction of knowing you’ve played a part in keeping the farm ticking over makes those nights of freedom and dancing all the sweeter. So if you’re up for a good time and the chance to save a wodge of dosh in your summer hols then look no further than our volunteer application page


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