We are now looking for volunteers to become involved with the 2022 Glasgow 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 the Volunteer Notes document from the 2019 festival 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 26th May and who intend to volunteer for upward of four hours during the festival’s opening hours (Thursday, 16th June to Saturday, 18th June).

Staff polo shirts were available for volunteers to purchase at the cost price of £10.00 up until the 16th May. As this date has now passed we can no longer guarantee that requested polo shirts will be available. However, once you have selected your T-shirt size, you will be able to indicate if you want to purchase one and we will try to accommodate your request.

Staffing Form 2022

Your Details


Are you able to carry out manual handling?   

Yes   No

Below is a list of the various areas where you may be asked to work during the festival. Please deselect any areas where you would prefer NOT to work. We will try to honour such requests but staffing levels during the festival may mean that this is not always possible.


Stillage Retrieval and Cask Return

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 the stillage from where it’s stored and to assist in the return of empty casks. 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 to select their preferred days.

Jump to the end of the form and submit information.

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





We may request data from you specifically related to volunteer activities you undertake (e.g., references, criminal records, details of emergency contacts, medical conditions etc.). The data requested will be related to the activity undertaken. The information will be processed for legal or contractual reasons and are in place to safeguard both us and you.

All personal data provided as part of volunteering will be treated in line with GDPR and will not be passed to third parties. Where data has been provided by an individual for volunteering purposes, related to a specific event, CAMRA reserves the right, under the lawful reason of legitimate interest, to contact you about future instances of that event, specifically related to volunteering. This does not affect any individuals rights and any individual can request to be removed from that list.

If you are interested in volunteering at G-RAF 2023, then indicate your consent below and we will contact you when volunteering opens.

Opening Hours

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


Tickets are available at the door costing £7 per session (£5 for CAMRA members). Ticket price includes programme and souvenir festival glass.

Advance tickets are available at our TCKTY website. The tickets cost £20 and include the entrance fee noted above with the balance in beer tokens.

(discounted entry price of £2 to subsequent sessions with festival glass)

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