Why volunteer?

If you want to help build a world where everyone can explore and create culture join the team at Cheltenham Festivals.                                                   

The perfect place to make new friends, help our visitors and experience the passion and excitement of the festivals first hand. 

See what our volunteers say:

"Working as a volunteer for Cheltenham Festivals is a fantastic experience. It’s great to feel you’re making a useful contribution to the running of the festivals which are such a vibrant part of Cheltenham’s cultural scene. Volunteering provides a fascinating ‘behind-the-scenes’ view of how the festivals work. You can experience a wide range of different jobs and meet interesting people, both fellow volunteers and event participants. You always feel welcomed by a supportive, friendly and appreciative team." - Chris Henshaw, Festival Volunteer


Key dates for volunteering with us

  • 6th-17th October 2022 - Cheltenham Literature Festival

See below for current Volunteer applications and check back in January 2023 for opportunities to volunteer at our other Festivals.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteering at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2023

Applications for volunteering at Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2023 will open in January - keep your eyes peeled.

Volunteering at Cheltenham Science Festival 2022

Sadly applications for volunteering at Cheltenham Science Festival are now closed but check back later in the year for updates.

Volunteering at Cheltenham Music Festival 2022

Unfortunately applications for volunteering at Cheltenham Music Festival 2022 have closed but check this page for other volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022

Cheltenham Literature Festival is looking for friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic volunteers. 

Welcome Team

We are looking for local people of all ages, interests, backgrounds and walks of life to give their time to become a part of our Welcome Team.

Job Vacancies

Find out about the latest vacancies at Cheltenham Festivals.


To find out more about volunteering contact

volunteers@cheltenhamfestivals.com or louise.carles@cheltenhamfestivals.com