If you want to gain experience and have an interest in music and events or just enjoy doing good deeds with a team of fun, like-minded people then we want to hear from you!

Volunteers work across the Gateways Festival site helping festival-goers to get the most out of their weekend!

When volunteering you’ll get to see behind the scenes, meet other volunteers, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to continue making Gateways a great little festival!

There are a variety of volunteer roles available and all volunteers receive free food and drink whilst on your breaks and we make sure you get to see some of the performances.

All you need to do is: Be available for the event days & Arrange your own travel.

To Apply now please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer Roles

The descriptions below show the variety of roles you may be involved in. Please have a read and then look through the Terms and Conditions.

Hours each day are approximate as follows:

Friday 22nd July 2022: 3pm – 8.00pm or later by arrangement

Saturday 23rd July 2022: 10am – 8.00pm or later by arrangement

Sunday 24th July 2022: 10am – 8.00pm or later by arrangement

You will be entitled to breaks during these times.

We aim to involve you in as many roles as possible to give you more variety. The following roles will be allocated on the day based on demand:


The Gate Team plays a vital role in welcoming customers to the venue and providing them with a friendly face on arrival. The team will be required to direct people to the correct entrance lanes and support security and ticketing staff by applying wrist bands to customers as they arrive at the venue.


This role requires volunteers to extend information and give directions to customers making sure families are aware of the family and child friendly facilities available. You’re also the eyes and ears of the event and can feedback any concerns issues to the Volunteers manager.


This will include a variety of roles that involve supporting event site staff, from undertaking fire patrols to keeping the site clean from litter.

Terms & Conditions

All Gateways volunteers are valued as part of the event team and will receive everything they need to do the job happily and safely whilst having a great time. However, we still need to lay down a few guidelines to enable everything to run smoothly…

All volunteers must be 16 years old or over on 22nd July 2022. Those aged under 18 must provide a letter from their parents providing consent for the individual to volunteer at the event (this is a legal requirement).

Your priority as a volunteer is to help us run the event efficiently. We appreciate that there may be specific artists you want to see over the weekend and we will endeavour to take this into consideration when arranging rotas, however, we cannot guarantee that your requests will be met. It is expected that all volunteers will have finished working by 8pm so that you can enjoy the headline acts. If accepted as a volunteer, please tell us if you have a friend on your team and would like your shifts together. We will try our best to accommodate this.

Please note, if you are successful, there is a £20 refundable deposit which needs to be paid 28 days prior to the event. This will be returned within 14 days after the end of the event. 

You have responsibility for arranging your own transport to and from the venue as well as arranging your own car parking. Please see the website for more details on how to get to the event. Apologies, but travel expenses are not available.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer at Gateways, please complete the application form below.

If your application is successful we will be in touch to let you know. This will be followed closer to the event with particulars on where and whom to meet on arrival.

Please read all of the above terms and conditions carefully and submit your completed form as soon as possible.

 If you have any questions or require further information please contact the Gateways team at volunteers@gatewaysfestival.co.uk

To Apply now please fill out the form below.

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