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  1. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    sounds about right. there was about 40 of us assigned to each bar last year and i think they have 14 bars.
  2. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    first big email was 24th April 2019 then the final info was sent out 17th June 2019.
  3. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    oh that was it, sorry - there was no training in the south west which was crap as. 1. the festival is held in the south west 2. collection points are in Bristol for the festival. 3. carbon foot print for people in cornwall, devon, south west generally wasn't great either!
  4. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    All training last year was held in London, and you had to go there no matter where in the country you lived. Some were held at at Shelter offices, some were held in Brixton.
  5. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    It's compulsory that you go down on the coach they won't let you volunteer unless you do so. There's virtually no traffic as you go on site on the Tuesday afternoon and coming back on the Monday the coach comes to the campsite to collect you and there was a little bit of traffic but not much, I got a coach at around 10am and was home in Oxford by 2pm as I got a train back from Bristol.
  6. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    I worked with Shelter on Stonebridge bar last year after missing out on tickets. Spent the Monday night in Bristol at the Ibis next to the pick up point and made friends with other people staying the night ahead of the trip down, we then spent a lot of the festival together and still in contact now. Was a different experience as first time volunteering and as long as you accept you will miss some of the big name acts its fine, you'll find a lot of people are in the same boat, in ones or twos and mostly doing it because they couldn't get normal tickets. If i wasn't with my new found friends, working or meeting up with friends on punters tickets i was asleep! Got a normal ticket this year, but would have happily done shelter bar again. FYI - it took about 6 weeks for me to get my £300 deposit back. A little tip is if you are showering - going at night/early morning is a good shout as never any queues....I tended to go when I got back from my shift or a night out.
  7. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    I finished at 3am on the Sunday night/Monday morning and we had run out of most things by 2am!
  8. I stayed here before the 2017 festival - at the junction of where you turn off the A303 onto the A37 20 mins to the site i think. https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/104/Yeovil-Podimore-hotel
  9. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    It was also reasonably quiet from 3am onwards....a lot of us would be cleaning and tidying from 4am onwards so we could leave at 5am on the dot!
  10. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    Last year we got our wristbands when we arrived on site.
  11. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    no, you have to go on their coaches no other way allowed. I went from bristol and iirc we left about 10am tuesday and return about the same time on the monday.
  12. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    I got this earlier this week: We’re giving you the chance to volunteer at the world’s most famous festival, with plenty of time to see your favourite bands and have fun! Here’s everything you need to know… When can I register? Tuesday 18 Feb at 10am. We’ll send you the link to this email address. What will I be doing? You’ll be working in a team at one of the bars, pouring and serving drinks. Most of your co-workers will also be volunteers, so the environment is always fun! Do I have to pay a deposit? Yes – £300 is payable by card when you register. But you’ll get this back in full (up to 6 weeks post festival) as long as you complete all of your shifts. Why do I have to pay a deposit? If someone volunteers for Shelter but doesn’t show up to their shifts, we get charged. By taking a deposit it means that we, and the people we support, don’t lose out. So if I get my deposit back in full, how does Shelter receive money? The lovely people at Avalon Bars & Events donate money to us for every volunteer who completes three shifts. So you get to go to Glastonbury, get your £300 back, and help us receive a donation to help families find a proper home. Win, win, win! Do places go quickly? Very! In 2019 all our places went in an hour. This year, we expect them to go even faster. Will you remind me that registration is opening? Don’t worry, we’ll send you an email as soon as registration goes live at 10am on Tuesday 18 Feb. We've received the largest interest we've ever had this year, it's important we make the process as fair as possible for everyone. Please don't share this email with anybody or share the link. If somebody signs up and isn't on our interest list, we'll refund them their £300 immediately. I hope you can understand this is to make the process fair for everyone. Have more questions? Email us at summerfest@shelter.org.uk Thanks - and good luck! Lucy Shelter Events team
  13. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    They have said anyone who didn't volunteer last year but signs up will have it rejected and their deposit refunded.
  14. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    I worked on the Stonebridge bar and we had a lot of people not turn up to shifts which made it harder for those of us that did. 36 people in total got into the festival with Shelter and then disappeared without working one single shift.
  15. gooner1990

    Volunteering 2020

    I got the link at 10am.
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