What if I want to be a volunteer
(answering FAQ about EH volunteering)
Why to come as a volunteer?This is a unique chance to feel involved into the creation of the festival, to get in close touch with the organizing power and positive emotions. You will be in a team of people sharing your ideas and still unique. What’s more you will work in the fresh air in the nature. Taking part in actual building and provision brings the feeling that the festival is being built by your involvement. Having visited EH just once you will feel the urge to be one of volunteers.
What kind of work can I do?The range of work varies a lot and includes
- Stage & decoration building (as for decorations you can develop and bring into reality your own design) and organization of toilets, showers, swimming spots, etc. Very creative job!
- Cooking includes cooking for musicians and other volunteers. As the food at the festival is prepared on the camp fire the work includes supporting fire places, water provision, and mainly, cooking and dish washing. The good point is that you will never feel hungry!
- Collecting donations and fund rising. The work during the festival involves selling T-shirts and other souvenirs to support the festival funding as the costs of the whole event is enormous! Very positive work as you will contact a HUGE amount of smiling people willing to help the festival.
- Garbage collecting and utilizing. Thousands of people leave tons of garbage both during the festival and after it. You will make the world and all your feelings much cleaner if you do this job.
Will be any food and facilities provided for volunteers?Each working group, or so called guild, is located in a camp with camping facilities such as camping fire, rain canopy, instruments, toilets and may be showers or swimming spots if the camp is near the river. Food is provided only if a volunteer is regularly involved into the guild activity.
How can I apply?Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your working profile.
Is there going to be any organized international camp for non-Russian-speaking volunteers?
Yes. The international team will have an English-speaking coordinator who will organize their work and leisure schedule. International camp members will be provided 3-time meals and tents.