Hi each year the actual bid dates change - some years its in April - last year it was March and this year its in February - so far tighter this year. although I posted this in 2009 all the info apart from the deadline date is still valid http://forum.glastowatch.co.uk/showpost.php?p=2061&postcount=11 If you are already a registered WBC Volunteer - you don't have to do anything except reply to your Organiser e-mail. If you have been thinking about becoming a WBC Volunteer then time is short and you need to get officially registered ' this month ' each year at events I run into people who want to be a WBC Volunteer but by then its far too late and they would find it impossible to join that year. Some years the WBC locks down the area where a new recruit can be registered so its wise to assume the lock down will happen Friday 28/02/2014 . A Organiser can only hand out a place to someone who is already officially registered so that date is crucial - miss it by a second and you will wait to 2015. The years of groups getting 25 places at Glastonbury are long gone - The Group Organiser will make a bid and the odds are this will be reduced - it could be from 25% to 100% Once they have been sent a allocation its up to them to decide who gets the place - most will allocate depending on experience so if I was a new Volunteer I would join a New TUC Group as I would stand a far better chance of a place. 2014 calendar will be sent out - Friday 14/02/2014: Deadline for submitting Group Bids - Friday 28/02/2014: Deadline for sending in Terms & Conditions - Friday 28/02/2014: Events allocation will be sent out - Friday 28/03/2014: Allocations are made on the priority rating of the organisation and the availability of places Priority 1 ? Trade Union Branches in dispute and Trade Union Councils Priority 2 ? Trade Union Branches, organisations within Trade Unions Priority 3 ? Campaigns and Solidarity groups backed by the Labour movement Priority 4 ? Constituent Labour parties and Community groups I am sorry but as I run a very experienced Team I have no plans to take on anyone who is new + some have been with me over 20 years and they will always get a place first.