Welcome to the Festival Angel volunteer page for 2019.
This application form is for several festivals and sporting events that Festival Angels are at - this way if you want to volunteer at multiple festivals (or just Leeds) you only need complete one form! You may need to scroll back up after you have pressed NEXT.
See this page for an introduction to Festival Angels and volunteering.
Please complete the on-line form (on the left - this form is 4 pages long, only when you press submit will the form reach us!). If you are unsure as to what dates you can commit to please let us know as soon as you can. The closing date for Leeds Festival Angels applications is 31st July 2019 OR when we reach our limit of volunteers.
Aims and Objectives:
The aim of Festival Angels is to offer a Christian presence and expressions of Christian service to all those attending and working at various music festivals across the UK.
Festival Angels will seek to respond to need, be it physical, social, emotional or spiritual and share in the life journeys of those present through encounter and service.
The presence of the Festival Angels will be known by differing means e.g.
Our heart and vision is to show that Jesus Loves Festivals and our various activities across numerous festivals help to creatively engage festival goers in expressing their faith and sharing in the faith of others.
Code of Practice:
Festival Angels will be Christians or people willing to work within the Christian ethos, aged 18+. They will agree to undertake appropriate training as determined by the different Festival Angels steering groups. During their time on the Festival site, especially whilst on team and in a uniform, volunteers should conduct themselves appropriately and act in a professional manner recognising that volunteering as a Festival Angel is representing the brand and the Christian faith. Before being accepted to serve on the team, every Festival Angel must provide the name and contact details of an appropriate referee. Each volunteer will have a Police / DBS check carried out on them by the festival coordinators (generally the company who run the festival) - we take guidance from them if any of our volunteers are deemed not suitable.
Festival Angels / CNI Network (the umbrella organisation for Festival Angels) adhere to GDPR and by completing the form you agree that your details can be shared with the festivals you wish to volunteer at (both Festival Angels coordinators and the festival company).
We will process your application and take references. We will let you know if you are successful or not once we have received these. We will let you know of any meetings or training and when we start to plan rotas.
Festival Angels’ dates for your diary
Many thanks for your interest.
"The sense of community and belonging was incredible!"
"The whole experience has been amazing, helping out other people and making sure everyone was safe!"
"I love the rest of the angels, they make me feel so at ease and due to anxiety (when not at the festival I find it really hard to make genuine good friends!) I would not attended Leeds Festival if I wasn't part of the festival angels."
"Opportunity to serve God in a really practical way. Brilliant teams and good working relationships with welfare and other groups."
"Really enjoy showing God's love in practical ways and enjoyed the conversations I had with festival goers and angels."
"Being part of Festival Angels made me feel like I was part of something amazing."
What was the best part of being a Festival Angel....
"It was my first year and hearing all the good news and how appreciated things like the prayer cafe are is amazing."
"Brian 'Head' Welch"
"Working together with other Christians"
"How everyone came together to celebrate my 21st. I have never felt so special in my life!"
"Meeting everyone and feeling like i belonged :)"
"Being able to interact with angels that weren't Christians and allow us to alter their opinions on christianity"
"Reading the prayers and praying through them was great. Lovely to see some young festival goers appreciating the banter and the chats, and some even asking for blessings/prayers in a serious and reflective way."
"Faces of people when they realised we weren't joking about helping them. The number of young angels who were making such a difference."
"The best part this year was seeing familiar faces, and meeting even more new people. The campsite was cozy to say the least,and although late-night revellers may have resulted in a lack of sleep, generally the atmosphere was like a family. I spoke to people of all ages, backgrounds and locations and sitting having a cuppa was just as beneficial for us as workers as the prayer cafe/hot drinks tent is for festival goers."
"New experience. Seeing a great idea in action."
"Helping people that needed it and feeling as though you had made a difference - and the Korn thing on the prayer tent."
"I have always felt unworthy of living and the fact everyone came together to celebrate and create new memories is so special to me!"
"perhaps, this is going to sound 'cheezy', but putting something back into society without expecting a return."
"Meeting up with Jimmy, Tom, Paul, Marcus and the rest of the crew. Working with fabulous committed people. Welcoming young people into the safety of the prayer tent. Reading the prayer post-its."
"Being able to put a smile on the face of someone in distress."
"The community of people who call themselves 'festival angels' they made the experience worthwhile. Made some incredible friends who really added to my festival enjoyment"
"I found the talk by the guitarist from Korn very uplifting and the response from some of the young people was really encouraging and moving"
"Conversations with festival goers about faith, what their beliefs were and praying with them. Reading and praying through prayer post-it's"
"Caring for the security staff - many of whom are the same age as the festival goers and doing a low paid boring job. They were often cold and lonely, many of them thought we were joking when we asked if they wanted a drink!"
"Meeting so many new people "
"The festival goers. I can honestly say I never came across anyone who was unpleasant or rude. Another plus, it didn't rain this year!"