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Discussion in 'Workers' Camp Fire' started by Charles, May 25, 2015.

  1. Charles

    Charles New Member

    Hello.

    I'm aware this is exceptionally late in the day but myself and a friend of mine really want to attend Glastonbury festival this year but unfortunately we were unlucky and have been unable to get tickets in the initial sales and most volunteer work is full. Does anyone have volunteer or work places available still?? Any information anyone could provide would be helpful.

    Many Thanks,

    Charles
     
  2. Glasto-worker

    Glasto-worker Volunteer since 1989

    each year I see people who ' leave it very late ' even although there is loads of volunteer jobs ' if you apply at the right time ' - this is not the right time.

    here is a few although don't blame me if they are gone

    Don't expect to end up in a neat crew area { with all the facilities } the people who end up getting these jobs will end up in the traders area

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/other-chef...k-at-the-glastonbury-festival-2015/1115186312

    http://www.tntjobs.co.uk/job/387134-summer-work-festival-catering-and-event-crew

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/part-time-jobs/smooth-criminals-festival-work/1106142264

    https://jobsearch.direct.gov.uk/GetJob.aspx?JobID=15588671

    Now like everything ' the devil is in the detail ' and you would be wise to read all the terms and conditions as sure as shit they will hold you to them.

    I love it when people apply to be a volunteer and get a place and then spend months asking questions over what their duties will be when in fact the time to ask those questions is ' months before they apply '

    In my experience of being a WBC Organiser for the past 26 years is that people who only apply because they cant get a ticket end up not being dependable volunteers and they just don't stick with it - all my allocation was sorted out months ago although I do know some who will take the gamble and they will have to live with the decision.
     
  3. Hash4Cash

    Hash4Cash Active Member

    I believe there is a circulated black list which your name goes on if you flout your terms and conditions to weed out those who volunteer to get in the gate rather than doing their allotted work.

    We had some volunteers complaining that they had 12 hour shifts (from 1400-0200) Friday, Saturday and Sunday last year and they were working on a stall. So be careful what you sign up to.
     
  4. Glasto-worker

    Glasto-worker Volunteer since 1989

    on another forum there is a guy who has signed up for Goose Hall - he posted this ' I'm new to it all and I'm not entirely sure what to expect? Any other newbies out there? Or any useful tips on what to bring or what to expect working there for 7 weeks. '

    this is really what I don't get - why the hell ask questions after applying ?

    I have never worked there but I know each meal ' they feed at least 400 a sitting reaching a peak during the Festival when it will be 900-950 a sitting in two venues '

    that is a bloody lot of meals and taking into account the serving hours its a lot of hard work.

    Now we know that most people will not know their specific shifts in advance but people will know what the shift range will be.

    its all details that should be sorted out before anyone applies.
     
  5. Hash4Cash

    Hash4Cash Active Member

    That is a proper job, like working in a seaside caf? for the summer season.
     
  6. Glasto-worker

    Glasto-worker Volunteer since 1989

    they started advertising the paid jobs 10 December 2014

    http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/crew-catering-workers-needed-for-glastonbury-2015/

    but I do know they also use volunteers as well .

    its a one post wonder so I have no clue if the person is a volunteer or a employee and ' I don't think he knows himself '

    The strange part is Goose Hall was already up and running so I reckon this poster was a very late replacement.

    its sheer nuts taking on a job blind.
     
  7. Martin F

    Martin F Oxfam steward since 2005

    I believe the OP is possibly the same clown that's just turned up on the oxfam stewards facebook page asking how to get into Glastonbury.

    Didn't seem to happy with my lack of sympathy.
     
  8. Glasto-worker

    Glasto-worker Volunteer since 1989

    I just cant work it out - when I started being a volunteer there was no information anywhere as there was no WWW .

    Now I have never been a Oxfam steward but I have a good idea of the time frame when to apply and they make it so easy with

    http://www.oxfam.org.uk/stewarding/apply

    sure Glasto may be full but there is lots of events that people could apply for.

    these days its dead easy ' as long as a person applies at the right time '
     

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