Volunteer

Join the MugStock Dream Team

MugStock is a not for profit organisation powered by the love and hard work of volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer to help create Scotland’s friendliest festival please register below!

We need volunteers to help on the weekend of the festival, a bit before and after, and also right now.

Right now we need volunteers to help with:
  • PR – flyering & postering in your local area or at other events
  • Designing & building decor with our Decor Team
Directly before the festival (mostly from Monday 23rd July) we need help with:
  • Driving around in vans picking stuff up and dropping stuff off
  • Finishing and installing the decor – painting, decorating, basic DIY, installing signage.
  • Helping with production office admin – phones, filing, deliveries, being organised
  • General helping hands – lifting, carrying, putting banners up, putting fencing out, etc.
  • Crew Catering – assisting our catering team to make sure everyone’s fed & watered. A much-loved crew.
Over the weekend of the festival we need help with:
  • Stewarding – making sure everyone’s safe, happy and in the right place. We need stewards to check wristbands on the festival site, help with parking, and maybe help out overnight at the campfire or elsewhere.
  • Crew Catering – assisting our catering team to make sure everyone’s fed & watered. A much-loved crew.
  • Artist Liaison – making sure that our artists have arrived, have all they need, and get to their stage on time. Ability to drive helpful but not essential.
  • Box Office – selling tickets, putting on wristbands, dealing with general enquiries. A friendly first point of festival contact!
  • Stage Crew – lifting & carrying, getting artists’ gear up to stages. Keeping backstage tidy. Ability to be helpful and knows how to not get in the way. Helps out the stage manager.
  • Sound & lighting – assisting with sound & lighting. Knows how to work a sound desk / lighting board.
  • Driving – on-call for driving needs during the festival.
  • Helping with production office admin – phones, filing, deliveries, being organised
  • Volunteer management & support – our volunteer coordinator Sara would really appreciate a hand. There are a LOT of volunteers. Making sure that folk sign in for their shift, providing / finding cover where necessary, answering queries, general runner.
Directly after the festival (Monday 30th July – Thursday 2nd August), we need help with:
  • Taking down decor and signage
  • Taking down fences
  • Pulling poles out of the ground
  • Cleaning equipment / decor and getting it ready for storage
  • Reuniting lost property with its owners
  • Packing/unpacking vans, returning equipment to stores.
  • Returning stuff we’ve borrowed to their generous owners
  • Tidying up & making sure that we’ve left the site in a decent state.

What we can offer:

  • A full weekend crew ticket
  • Breakfast and another meal each day you volunteer Friday to Monday
  • 3 meals a day if you are helping build / dismantle the festival
  • Plenty of time to enjoy the festival (the whole weekend if you help before and / or after for 4 days in total)
  • Volunteer campsite
  • Friendly festival family!

What we ask in return

  • A minimum of 14 hours of your time over the weekend of the festival OR 4 days during the set-up and/or de-rig period OR around 20 hours of PR in advance of the festival. (Shift length may vary to suit the needs of the event)
  • Set up, take down & weekend volunteers only: If you haven’t volunteered before we ask you to pay a deposit (half the price of a ticket), which will be refunded to you when you’ve satisfactorily completed your shifts.
  • Please turn up when agreed and represent MugStock responsibly (including being sober when working)
  • Please bring appropriate camping and outdoor equipment
  • Only over 18s are invited to volunteer at MugStock. Please bring legally acceptable photo ID
  • We need to take some emergency contact details and other important information.
  • We’ll ask you to complete a short survey shortly after the festival in order to help us improve the festival and our volunteering programme
  • If you’re a weekend volunteer, we would like you to be on-site for a briefing & welcome meeting on the evening of Thursday 26th July.
  • Bring your pals!

What you need to do now:

To apply to be a volunteer, please fill in the form below:

We can’t accept every application, so the sooner you apply, the better. Cheers!

What happens next?

Once Sara has received your application she’ll be in touch to discuss it with you.  You may then need to pay a deposit.  She will try her very best to get back to you within 5 days. (Note – if you emailed before April, you should be getting a response very soon.)

What if I have a question?

If you have any questions about volunteering for MugStock, please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator Sara on: sara@mugstock.org

What if I can’t afford the deposit?

If you’re genuinely skint but really want to help out, we may be able to accept a reduced deposit. Please send Volunteer Coordinator Sara an e-mail letting her know your situation, and why we’d be daft not to have you: Volunteers@MugStock.org

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