Come and try volunteering. It’s a great way to save money, meet new people and get to know how the festival works behind the scenes. We have some amazing people who have been volunteering for 60 years or more, but we always welcome fresh faces to come on board. 

It’s a wonderful, historic, quirky event – colour and spectacle, brilliant music and a lovely, friendly atmosphere, all in a beautiful old Devon seaside town. 

If you stay for the whole festival it’s like a seaside summer holiday! But if you can only join us for a couple of days still get in touch, we can usually accommodate that too.

Apply here!

Volunteering Opportunities at The Sidmouth Folk Festival 2024

Applications are open!

We’re looking for enthusiastic and friendly people to join the Sidmouth Volunteer Team and support our fabulous festival.

You can get involved in a whole range of roles from helping in venues, with processions, on the campsite, collecting donations right through to working in artist liaison, the box offices and admin roles.

Click here to see the range of roles & teams at the Festival

In return for your time you will get:

  • a free festival pass (same benefits as a standard season ticket)
  • free festival camping
  • one free Ham Evening Concert (subject to availability)
  • discount on Pre-Festivals and other Ham evening concerts
  • discounts at all the festival caterers
  • discounted week youth season tickets
  • discounted festival bus pass

Please note that discounts and choice of Ham Evening Concert tickets are redeemable at the festival, not in advance.

Applications are open – register your details and find out more information here. Please email sue@wickedevents.co.uk if you have any questions before applying.

We are always on the lookout for new volunteers even during the Festival – pop in to the Volunteer office between Thursday 1st and Friday 9th August and chat with Sue and her team from Wicked Events.

During the Festival Volunteer Reception is based at: Sidmouth Primary School, Vicarage Road, EX10 8UG

Volunteers are welcome throughout the year to assist with marketing, distribution and site decoration.

Other ways to get involved with the Festival include Trading, joining the Friends of the Festival, offering workshops, sponsoring events or activities and advertising in the programme. Contact us for more information.