Volunteer 2019

We are now looking for volunteers to become involved with Glasgow’s real ale festival. To volunteer, please use our staffing form.

Why Volunteer?

Without the work of volunteers the beer festival would not be possible. Therefore working at a beer festival is a way to help ensure that it runs smoothly. Plus, in a friendly environment, the beer festival is also a fun event for socialising. For more details please see our Volunteer Notes document which gives you a better idea of what to expect as a volunteer.

Who Can Volunteer?

Volunteers must be members of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. If you are a member of CAMRA and would like to volunteer, please use the staffing form. If you are not a member but wish to volunteer, please consider joining. You can join CAMRA on their home page.

Types of Work

Festival work falls into the categories of both set-up & takedown and open work. Set-up & Takedown requires some heavy lifting and that volunteers be physically fit, while the open festival work is more varied and can involve, amongst other things, bar work, glass cleaning, ticket counters, and stewarding.

Staff Shirts

Although we will do our best to ensure that volunteers receive a staff T-shirt, priority will be given to those who register their intent to volunteer before 1st June and who intend to volunteer for upward of four hours during the festival’s opening hours (20th to 22nd June).

Staff polo shirts were available for volunteers to purchase at the cost price of £10.95 up until the 20th May. As this date has now passed we can no longer guarantee that requested polo shirts will be available. However, if you indicate in the Other Details section at the bottom of the staffing form that you wish to purchase one we will try to accommodate your request.

Staffing Form 2019

Basic Details


Stillage Retrieval

To aid the set-up for the festival, we require able bodies for a couple of hours before and after the festval to help retrieve and return the stillage from where it’s housed. Please tick either of the boxes below if you are willing to assist.

Quick Form

The quick form allows volunteers who intend to work all day at the festival select their preferred days.

Detailed Form

The detailed form allows volunteers to better select the hours they intend to work at the festival.

Set-Up: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Festival: Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Take Down: Sunday











Other Details

General Info

Opening Hours

Thursday: 15:30 To 22:30
Friday: 12:00 To 22:30
Saturday: 12:00 To 22:30


Tickets: £6 (£4 to CAMRA members) per session. Ticket price includes festival glass.

Advance tickets, priced at £10, are available on the GRAF Eventbrite page.

(discounted entry to subsequent sessions on presentation of festival glass)

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