Volunteer at Festivals with Greenpeace's Deposit Return Scheme

Volunteer with Greenpeace's Deposit Return Scheme 


@ Download, Community, Wireless, Latitude, RiZe, Reading and Leeds 2018

Once again, Greenpeace will be delivering a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) at several festivals around the UK this summer. We're looking for some keen, engaged and enthusiastic volunteers to join us. If you are interested please keep reading for more information and for the festival dates.

What you get being part of the Greenpeace crew:

  • Crew camping
  • 2 meals a day
  • Subsidised travel (up to £20)
  • Working with the best crew onsite!!



You must be onsite for the duration of the dates listed below and willing to work one shift a day (up to 8 hours) for the duration of the festival.

Before applying, please ensure you are definitely available for the dates and can get to site (or the train station nearest the site) in good time.

We will require a reference from either your local group co-ordinator (if you are a part of a Greenpeace Local Group) or from an employer/tutor. Please check with your referee in advance that we may contact them.

There are two roles: team leader and team member (both roles are explained in the application form)

Personal Attributes:

  • Flexibility: We are a small team and expect everyone to work together to deliver the best possible service.
  • Commitment to Greenpeace’s vision and core values. You will be representing Greenpeace and it is important that your enthusiastic and a good communicator.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to remain calm, focused and positive in both fast-paced situations and quiet periods.
  • Willingness to muck-in and go the extra mile to help create a warm, welcoming and fun environment in our DRS tents


The Dates:

  • Download(Donington Park, Leicestershire) – Thursday 7th June - Monday 11th June
  • Community(Finsbury Park, London) - Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July NO CAMPING AT THIS FESTIVAL
  • Wireless(Finsbury Park, London) - Friday 7th July – Sunday 9th July NO CAMPING AT THIS FESTIVAL
  • Latitude(Henham Park, Suffolk) - Wednesday 11th July - Monday 16th July
  • RiZe(Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex) - Friday 17th - Sunday 19th August
  • Reading(Berkshire) - Thursday 23th August - Monday 27th August
  • Leeds(West Yorkshire) - Thursday 23th August - Monday 27th August


Please note there is no deadline for applying but we will close applications when we have selected all the volunteers we need for each festival. This will vary depending on the festival. For example, selection for Download will happen in late April and applicants will be notified the week of April 30th. Applicants for the July festivals will be notified next, followed by applicants for the August festivals. Whatever festival you apply for, you should have an answer by the end of May.

Please note: You must be over the age of 18.

Interested?  Apply now!