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.

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 polo 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 will also be available for volunteers to purchase. These will be available at the cost price of £10.95, with the last date for ordering polo shirts being 20th May. Please indicate in the Other Details section at the bottom of the staffing form if you wish to purchase one.

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

Available on the door only. Ticket price includes festival glass.

(discounted entry to subsequent sessions with festival glass)

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