Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

Volunteers help us over the weekend and we have lots of different roles available including bar work, sales, stewarding and green initiatives including our eco bond exchange or clean campsite crew!

Being part of the Nozstock crew is huge fun and you’ll meet some great people and a fair few repeat offenders (ahem, attenders). You’ll be worked hard but your hard graft will be rewarded with an unforgettable weekend of fun and satisfaction. The festival is great because you are great so we have high expectations. Come! Join the fold…


*updated 11.12.23

  • All volunteers for bar, stewarding, green initiatives and customer service roles must be 18 years old or over on the first day they arrive at the festival.
  • All volunteers must register at the festival Wristband Exchange between the hours of 2pm and 8pm on the Thursday  for Thursday night & Friday daytime shifts, and register by 11am on the Friday  for later shifts.
  • You will be required to present proof of your UK citizenship (ie. right to work) on arrival at your training session. This should be the proof, of which you have supplied copies to Nozstock, in your application. This can be provided in the form of:
    • EU passport, or
    • birth certificate, or
    • national insurance number card with a P60 or P45
    • [a driving license, even for the UK, is NOT adequate]
  • If you have another means of proof that you would like to check is suitable please email [email protected] to verify.
  • All volunteers will work approximately 15-16 hours over the weekend. Back-up volunteers will work either one or two 7-8 hour shifts or could work no shifts at all. Most shifts are between 4pm on the Thursday  and 2am early on the Monday , subject to change.  Staff are required on a 24hr rota so night work may be required.
  • To volunteer you will need to buy a ticket at a cost of £225 (+Booking Fee) of which £5 is your ecobond. £220 will be returned to you within 28  working days after the last day of the festival if you are called to work and complete your shifts (Your bank may take up to 5 days to return your funds). The ticket fee is non-refundable if you do not complete all of your assigned shifts or if you cancel.  You can claim your £5 ecobond by taking a bag of rubbish to the ecobond stand when you leave the festival (cash only on receipt).
  • If you are bringing a car or campervan you can purchase a pass from our website here
  • Your priority as a volunteer is to help us run Nozstock The Hidden Valley. We appreciate that there may be specific attractions at the festival that you may want to see, and although we will try to be accommodating where possible, it may be that requests cannot be met.
  • We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our volunteer roles and requirements in order that they are accessible to all.
  • If you are accepted, you will receive acceptance notification once we have processed your form. Full confirmation will be conditional on your ticket payment being processed.
  • If you are not successful, Nozstock will inform you. Your payment will be refunded in full and notification sent to you by email.
  • Please ensure your phone is charged and on all weekend and that you are able to answer it in case of shift changes or important messages.
  • Failure to attend an assigned shift or attendance in an intoxicated state will result in your ticket fee being non-returned.
  • If all volunteer positions fill up we will offer you a back up position.
  • Back up volunteer details

  • Back up volunteers will be called if further work becomes available or other volunteers cancel.
  • You must only take on back-up volunteering if you are happy to pay for your ticket should you not receive shifts over the weekend. That is, you will be ‘on call’ and may be called for shifts at any time over the weekend.
  • You will be refunded to the value of the shifts you attend. If you are not called to work as a back up volunteer you will not be given shifts and will only be refunded the difference between a full adult weekend ticket (Thursday arrival) and the volunteer bond. Back up volunteers will be refunded either:
    • The full £220 volunteer bond on completion of 15 hours worth of work at least.
    • £110 on completion of 7 hours worth of work at least.
    • If you do not get called on to work – you get to enjoy the festival for the price of a ticket.
  • Payments will be made within 28 working days of the end of the festival by direct transfer. Your bank may take up to 5 days to return your funds.
  • All volunteers and workers are subject to the same ticket terms & conditions and rules & regs as any other attendee at Nozstock The Hidden Valley. Please appraise yourself of these before committing to a place.

Please complete all fields in the application or it may not be considered when making selections.

Fill in our application form