The Festival simply
wouldn't happen without the hard work and goodwill of the dozens
of volunteers, but we're always looking out for more helping hands!
If you fancy giving it a go, have a look at the different types
of jobs and jot down your preferences on our 2017 staffing
The completed form needs to be emailed to the
address on the form. The forms need to arrive with our Staffing
Officer by Tuesday 31 January 2017 to enable us
to order enough t-shirts in the right sizes.
Please note that, due to logistical difficulties, all forms should
be submitted by email to the address on the form.
A postal address (in Germany, where our staffing officer lives)
is available upon request for anyone unable or unwilling to email
a form: please use the contact details here
to request the address.
Please do not post any forms to the old
Brighton address: our pre-2014 staffing officer has moved
and any forms sent there will not reach us.
If you've never worked at this (or any other)
beer festival, don't worry - every one of our volunteers had to
start sometime! Training and help will be on hand, and we'll even
be adding a "First Time Volunteer?" FAQ to this site shortly.
Festival Jobs include:
SET-UP: Putting up scaffolding for the barrels,
helping move the barrels into place, preparing glasses and programmes,
putting signs up and generally arranging the room as needed.
BAR: Filling people's glasses with the beer requested
and taking tokens– you'll be shown what to do when you come
– and generally being pleasant and helpful! This is the bread-and-butter
of the festival, and many people's first experience of volunteering
(as well as being a lot of fun).
FRONT DESK: Welcoming people on arrival, taking
tickets, directing them to where they need to go.
GLASSES/TOKENS: Handing out glasses and selling
tokens to festival goers.
STALLS: Staffing the membership and merchandise
stalls respectively – signing up new members or selling CAMRA
goods. Full training will be provided for the membership stall volunteers.
STEWARDING: Helping to keep everyone safe and
TAKE-DOWN: Clearing up after the event. Helping
return barrels to brewers, break down the scaffolding, etc.