We are now looking for volunteers to become involved with the 2022 Glasgow Real Ale Festival. To volunteer, please use our staffing form.
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.
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.