Want to get a taste of working in media and the arts from within the world’s largest philosophy and music festival?

About the Programme

We’re on the hunt for enthusiastic and dedicated people to join our Kick-Starter Programme, a skills development programme for young people (or the young at heart) interested in the media or creative industries who are looking to gain valuable experience for their future careers. You will volunteer alongside our fun and friendly festival team to produce HowTheLightGetsIn London 2022 as we make our triumphant return to live events!

The festival is a unique event which sees world-leading thinkers and performers gather at our beautiful festival location at Kenwood House in London. Not only will you learn new skills and meet new friends and contacts, you will also get the unique experience of seeing festival debates, live music, film, and comedy from behind the scenes as part of our team.

Places on the Festival Kick-Starter Programme are available to people over 18 from around the UK and beyond. Kick-Starters will rotate through a variety of roles, and can expect to gain experience in some or all of the following areas

  • Events Management
  • Press & Marketing
  • Venue Management
  • Media Production


All applicants must be available to volunteer in London from 30th September-2nd October 2022.

Apply Now!

Please apply using the link below. Include your CV and a short cover letter (no more than 150 words) explaining your interest in the Programme and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Please note that every festival volunteer pays an honesty bond of £50 to secure their place, which is refundable after the successful completion of all shifts. The honesty bond is non-refundable if you drop out within one month of the festival.

Places on the Kick-Starter Programme are filled on a first come first served basis, so we recommend applying as soon as possible before they fill up!


If you have any questions about the Programme, please email

Want to volunteer at the festival but not sure the Kick-Starter Programme is right for you? Keep an eye out for other volunteering opportunities on our website.


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