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Volunteer at festivals this summer!

My Cause UK offer you the chance to volunteer at festivals this summer, all whilst raising money for The Big Issue Foundation! It’s simple – you donate your time, and in return they make a cash donation to us!

We have teamed up with My Cause UK to offer you a unique and fun way to support The Big Issue Foundation this summer!

My Cause UK offer you the chance to volunteer at festivals this summer, all whilst raising money for The Big Issue Foundation! It’s simple – you donate your time, and in return they make a cash donation to us!

You don’t need to raise any money or make a donation yourself. You simply pay a deposit for the event you would like to volunteer at, complete your shifts, and get your deposit back after the event is over. My Cause UK then make a donation based on a fee they receive from the event organisers. To top it off, you do this for free while gaining experience working in the music and events industry, which also looks incredible on your CV!

All you have to do is register your details to apply as a volunteer and remember to select The Big Issue Foundation as your chosen charity. All volunteers get free entry to the festival, and once you’ve completed your festival volunteering experience, My Cause UK makes a donation to us! Registration is now open for 2019 events – Secure your place and find out more here!

My Cause UK is the UK’s leading festival volunteer community and a registered Not For Profit Community Interest Company. They have provided over 5,000 festival volunteers to the UK’s biggest events such as Boomtown, Bestival, NAAS, Love Saves The Day, Lovebox, and Download Festival and as a result have donated over £80,000 to various charities across the UK.

The organisation was formed to help provide a platform for charities to raise money at festivals across the UK by providing volunteers, while allowing people to access some great festivals without having to pay for a ticket. My Cause UK works by arranging a fee with festival organisers to provide a team of volunteers to fulfil a specific service at their event such as ticket scanning and wrist-banding. This fee covers the recruitment, training and management of the team of volunteers as well as overheads such as insurance, catering and other logistical costs. Once the team have completed their assignment and payment has been received from a festival, My Cause UK donate a share of the fee to each of the charities that volunteers have nominated.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today!

Festival volunteering not your thing? Check out other ways to support us here!

My Cause volunteers must be aged 18 or over by the first day of their chosen event, roles and terms and conditions vary form event to event. Please see the My Cause UK website for full details.

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