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Crystal Palace Festival Volunteer

Get involved

We guarantee our volunteers a fun and rewarding experience so do read on if that sounds interesting…

We are now registering volunteers to help deliver this year’s Crystal Palace Festival.
We are very excited about our plans for 2019 as we have changed things up quite a bit to focus more on  supporting local artists, community groups and the local economy. Our themes for this year are community and well-being.
The park event is smaller than 2018 and 2017 with 9,000 visitors expected and it will take place across two days 15 and 16 June 2019 on the site behind the bus station in Crystal Palace Park.
Roles for 2019
– Festival Stewards
– Recycling Stewards
– Gates Stewards
– Fundraisers
– Traffic Marshals
– Event Researchers
– Photographers
You can download a copy of the volunteer information pack for 2019 here to find more about the roles available.
If you would like to help then please can you fill out the registration form by clicking here and we will be in touch to confirm shifts soon.

To get in touch with us about volunteering now please contact our Festival Director Noreen at info@crystalpalacefestival.org

NB. We will only use your contact details to get in touch about volunteering for the Festival and we will contact you by phone and email. If you would like to receive marketing information about the Festival programme please click here to join our mailing list.

We are really looking forward to hearing from you and welcoming you onto the team!

Register your interest in volunteering for the 2019 festival

If you are interested in being part of the volunteer delivery team for the 2019 festival please register your interest below and we will be in touch. Roles will include:

  • Stewarding
  • Fundraising
  • Stage management
  • Artist liaison
  • Administration
  • Event production


Case Study

“I’d never been involved in a festival, except as a punter, when my friend asked if I’d be interested in helping her organise the spoken word tent at the Festival. I’d never done anything like it before, but I’m an organised person who loves books and poetry and wanted to do something locally. We were given plenty of freedom about who to book, how to create the shape of the day and the running order – which was great, but occasionally daunting. But, we rose to the challenge and managed a mix of poetry and comedy (established acts and up-and-coming artists), with an author in conversation and a nonsense cabaret thrown in for good measure. The audience built through the day with the most epic overflowing crowds seen for our headline act – Lemn Sissay. We arranged to meet all the acts ahead of time and it was great to put faces to names that we’d been dealing with on email. We had technical support (much needed at one point when I managed to accidentally turn the amp off!) and the schedule ran roughly on time – not bad for newbies. The crowd had fun, the artists enjoyed themselves (or so they told us afterward) and we got such a buzz from the day. It was awesome.”

– Nikki, volunteer curator and co-ordinator

What our volunteers enjoyed most

“Meeting so many amazing performers and volunteers and seeing months of hard work pay off!” “Meeting new people, making people feel good about being part of the Festival, I loved the buzz and sense of being part of something bigger” “Feeling I was part of something bigger in the community – great atmosphere – sounds corny but seeing people smiling as they left is a nice feeling…” “Fresh air, exercise, challenging myself” “The feedback from the crowd, such as “You guys did a really good job and made it happen. Thank you.” Some other volunteering opportunities from our friends in Crystal Palace Park – please click here to see other current opportunities.

Keen to get started? Sign up Below!


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