Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of passionate dedicated people fighting poverty together – from emergency response and development work to campaigning for change and sustainable solutions. Oxfam Stewards have been at the heart of the UK festival scene for 30 years, taking over 6000 volunteers to festivals and raising around £1 million every summer as a result.
Oxfam have worked with Shambala since 2010, and bring over 550 volunteers to the festival to steward and do bar roles. We pay for their services and all profitable proceeds go towards fundraising for the charity. As well as supporting Oxfam, volunteers can learn new skills, forge new friendships and fully soak up the Shambala experience in their time off.
Stewarding is a really lovely way to come to the festival, knowing that the time you volunteer will help some of the poorest people in the world break free from poverty, while between shifts you’re free to have a fantastic time. Dancing in your wellies has never been so rewarding!
To steward you must be 18 or over and be willing to volunteer for 3 x 8 1/4 hour shifts during the course of the festival. In return you will be provided with full training, a separate camping area with toilets and showers, and a meal ticket per shift.