Welcome to the Hotbox Events staff and volunteer community!
We hope you enjoy watching our festival staff and volunteer interviews, having a browse of our photo galleries, chatting in our Facebook Group and Forum, connecting and sharing on our social channels, and please don't forget to keep up to date by joining our newsletter!
Head to our Facebook Group to chat with Hotbox staff and volunteers about this summer's festivals, get advice about what to pack, offer and find lifts to the festivals, share photos and videos...
Making sure that every volunteer and member of staff who joins us has the best possible experience is of upmost importance to everyone involved with Hotbox Events.
If you've not volunteered or worked as part of a staff team at a festival before and you're wondering what it's like; have a watch of some of our festival staff and volunteer interviews!
You’ll get to hear from volunteers who have joined us at festivals such as Download, Latitude, Reading and Leeds, talking about how they found their shifts, how they were looked after by the Hotbox team, what it was like volunteering for the first time on their own, taking on more responsibility year on year and progressing from a volunteer to staff role, and even how the experience and confidence gained has helped with their career progression away from festivals!
The Hotbox Events staff and volunteer forums are a great place to chat with people you'll be working with at the festivals, ask questions of those who have worked with us before, arrange lift sharing to festivals and more!
Hotbox Events began its life recruiting and managing volunteers for the 2003 Leeds Festival, since then our volunteers have managed to escape to the Reading Festival in 2006, then Latitude Festival in 2008, and V Festival in 2016!
With so little control there really is no telling what you may find in the galleries!
Working as a CAT at Reading Festival 2013 was an awesome experience! I got to meet loads of new people, both the workers and the campers and I saw most of the bands I wanted to see. The shifts are awesome, well the night shift is pretty crazy, but without doubt it is worth the experience. Volunteering is most definitely the way forward for festivals and I wouldn't go to them any other way!