Cheltenham Festival Volunteers

Festival Volunteers

Gain experience go behind the scenes and support the Festivals… become a Festival Volunteer

Cheltenham Festivals relies on enthusiastic and hardworking teams of volunteers to deliver its acclaimed programme. People of all ages, interests, backgrounds and walks of life generously give their time to help us make these festivals possible.

If you would like to gain behind-the-scenes insights into how the Festivals work, have the opportunity to attend fantastic events for free and would like to commit to volunteering full-time, see below for more information and to apply.

It was great meeting the other Festival volunteers, who are the most passionate, enthusiastic people I have ever met and I have definitely made some friends for life.

Emily Roberts, Science Festival volunteer 2015

Volunteering at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2017

6 – 15 October 2017

Are you passionate about literature? Are you considering a career in arts administration? Do you want to meet like-minded people, network and see some fantastic speakers and events? Then join our team of Literature Festival Volunteers for an unforgettable, rewarding experience. Find out more & apply >>>


  • For information about applying to volunteer at the Jazz Festival in 2018, check back here in January 2018
  • For information about applying to volunteer at the Science Festival in 2018, check back here in February 2018

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