Volunteers 2016

SOS Update

**Festival Volunteers update** - 10th October 2016

Update from Staffing: if you have volunteered, then you have been accepted. We currently have an issue in sending you your volunteer paperwork, but are doing everything we can to resolve this, as quickly as possible.

Please be patient in the meantime, many thanks. Yours truly hasn't had his paperwork yet, however, I will be turning up tomorrow morning come hell or high water, to help out.

Please share far and wide, thank you.

**Festival Volunteers update ** - a huge thank you for your response!

Cartoon of Volunteers all shapes and sizes

The beer festival is organised and staffed entirely by volunteers and as it increases in size we need ever more help. We appreciate that an event of this kind can’t happen without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We’d love to see many of you back and all new faces will be welcome. Thank you to those of you who volunteered in 2015.

Working at the festival can be great fun, the work isn’t too onerous and previous experience is not necessary. We offer volunteers a range of benefits and we are grateful for the time you can spare.

You can specify where you would like to work, on the beer bars, selling cider or perry or perhaps take on one of the backroom roles (such as selling tokens or receiving and signing in volunteers from 8am to late); we will always do our best to try to accommodate your wishes. Most people prefer to help on the main bars, but please consider giving cider a go, it’s just as much fun helping on there.


Cider at the Festival

(Volunteers will not be asked to work on the admissions, glass washing or litter picking; this will be done by paid staff on behalf of Nottingham CAMRA.)


Volunteering for the 2016 Nottingham Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival is now open and volunteer forms are available to download from this page. The closing date of Monday 19th September 2016 has been extended indefinitely for the time being.

Critically we also need help to set up from Friday 30th September, particularly on Friday 7th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th October when most of the  beers will arrive on site and be stillaged.  Further help is required on Tuesday 11th and Wednesday, 12th October before the Festival opens to the public. After the Festival, help will be needed with 'take down' from Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th. In appreciation appropriate refreshments are always provided for the set-up and take-down sessions.

To enable us to speedily enter your details please follow the instructions on the form, do not delete, reformat or move any of the boxes/cells as this will nullify the information.  (If you are unable to open the preferred option Excel (xlsx) or Excel (xls) file version of the volunteer form, a .pdf version is available and a word document is in preparation but unavailable at present - these can be either emailed or posted back to us.)

Please download the volunteer form, edit in your details and the times you wish to help out and email to staffing@nottinghamcamra.org or send hard copies to : Nottingham Beer Festival Volunteering, 417 Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3PA. Please print a form off for anyone who is not able to access the Internet or ask them to come along to a branch meeting where copies will be available.

Please note that certain periods during the festival open days are more popular with volunteers than others so we may not be able to accommodate your preferred options if they are the only times you can help out.

Volunteering just part of Thursday or Friday afternoon will be treated individually but will be assigned a lower priority. If your hours do not fit in with our critical requirements we may not be able to offer you a placement.


Please don’t assume an application is a guarantee and try to be flexible if possible. Priority will be given to those volunteers able to work during the critical times of Friday until late and Saturday afternoon, plus those also able to offer some assistance with set-up and take-down. On the days the festival is open there will be a late staff bus for the city area if you can help until or beyond 11pm.

If you do plan on attending as a customer, make us aware when applying and don’t assume you will be working. Tickets are selling fast and we don’t want you to miss out. If you have plans for travel, accommodation or time off work, again apply soon and make us aware.

Barrels of Booer or Cider

Thank you for your interest in and continuing support of the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival

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