What roles are available?
Being a steward is the best way to see as much of HowTheLightGetsIn as possible whilst being instrumental in the smooth-running of the festival. A steward’s role is by far the most varied, covering a range of responsibilities from managing queues and crowds to working the box office or turning over venues between events. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the inner workings of a festival, whilst being immersed in all the wonderful events HowTheLightGetsIn has to offer.
What skills would I need?
Our stewards need to be reliable, responsible, and friendly. We’re looking for applicants who are confident engaging with lots of people, and are on-the-ball and alert. Experience stewarding at other events is preferable but not necessary.
"I want to express my sincere gratitude for the stewarding experience you have offered us: it has been nothing short of transformational! Although it was the first time I volunteered for a festival, I am already stewarding with another one this weekend!" - Madalina Benderschi, Chișinău, Moldova
"Thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you guys at the festival. It was so much fun - would love to be involved again next year!" - Katie Poundall, London, UK
"I was honoured to serve for this wonderful event as a steward. I booked months ago, flew from China for 11 hours (!) and found that it was so, so worth it!!" - Luyao Zhang, Hong Kong, China
How to Sign Up
Every Festival Volunteer pays an honesty bond of £50 to secure their place, which is refundable after the successful completion of all shifts.
1. Select the option(s) for volunteering that most appeals to you and let us know your skill set.
2. Agree that if successful in your application, you will pay the £50 honesty bond (refundable) to confirm your place.
3. The HTLGI team will be in touch to confirm your volunteering role
Sometimes, last minute places become available - please text Julia, our head of volunteering, to see if a place has become available: 07465985871 HowTheLightGetsIn is the world’s largest and most exciting philosophy and music festival – and we need YOU to make it happen!