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Millie
27-06-2012, 20:35
Does anyone fancy stewarding at music festivals for Oxfam?

They are still looking for stewards to help at some of the big summer festivals. It's a great way to attend festivals for free, get free camping, showers and toilets and help a really good cause. All you have to do is complete three shifts over a period of five or six days.

You do have to pay a security deposit but this is returned as long as you complete your shifts at your chosen festivals.

Take a look at their website for further details. We are stewarding Boomtown Fair in Winchester, Hampshire this year.

Oxfam Festival Stewarding - UK music festival stewarding for charity - Oxfam GB (http://www.oxfam.org.uk/Stewarding)

herbenny
27-06-2012, 20:41
I soooooooo want to do this but OH is off to Russia at the end of the month and think the dates are going to clash :sad::sad: :sad:.......

Millie
27-06-2012, 20:55
You could always come without him :scared: Train down and we will look after you for the week :banana:

herbenny
27-06-2012, 20:58
You could always come without him :scared: Train down and we will look after you for the week :banana:

Oooo could bring my tent couldnt I ???:dance::dance:

Millie
27-06-2012, 21:13
We could put our tent up, save you carrying yours on the train. Oxfam have their own secure camping/motorhome area so you would be next to us. :)

DRoader
27-06-2012, 21:58
Hi Millie I was going to say I'm a communist so don't believe in charity but I guess that doesn't mean much to you. So I'll just ask how much the stewards are paid by the church/charities who do make the money?

Firefox
27-06-2012, 22:09
:confused: They don't get paid anything... I think it is just free camping on offer?

If stewards do ever get paid officially it is always min wage type payments, 5 an hour.

Rubbertramp
27-06-2012, 22:15
Added to my favourites for future reference.........nice one!

DRoader
27-06-2012, 22:23
:confused: They don't get paid anything... I think it is just free camping on offer?

If stewards do ever get paid officially it is always min wage type payments, 5 an hour.

Free camping and unpaid work. Bring your own 'home' and work for nowt. Someone is having a laugh.

John H
27-06-2012, 22:26
Hi Millie I was going to say I'm a communist so don't believe in charity but I guess that doesn't mean much to you. So I'll just ask how much the stewards are paid by the church/charities who do make the money?

I will be at a festival this weekend with Oxfam, working on their charity stall and there is no question of being paid - I wouldn't accept it even if they offered. The whole point of volunteering is to raise money for people who really need it, not us volunteers who, by global standards, have riches beyond avarice. It is enough to get free access to the festival and the free camping that goes with it.

DRoader
27-06-2012, 22:47
I will be at a festival this weekend with Oxfam, working on their charity stall and there is no question of being paid - I wouldn't accept it even if they offered. The whole point of volunteering is to raise money for people who really need it, not us volunteers who, by global standards, have riches beyond avarice. It is enough to get free access to the festival and the free camping that goes with it.

Hi John can I just say that your post has changed my mind about middle class kids working off their guilt for free.

John H
27-06-2012, 22:52
Hi John can I just say that your post has changed my mind about middle class kids working off their guilt for free.

Very dangerous to make assumptions about the background and motives of people you don't know.

DRoader
27-06-2012, 22:57
Very dangerous to make assumptions about the background and motives of people you don't know.

What's dangerous about it?

Deleted user 21925
27-06-2012, 23:02
I think Droader's been drinking again

John H
27-06-2012, 23:11
What's dangerous about it?

You are likely to get it wrong and make yourself look foolish.......................why am I even bothering to say this? :rolleyes2:

DRoader
27-06-2012, 23:16
I think Droader's been drinking again

At this time of night on a forum like this I would assume that most posters have been drinking smoking or whatever. What's your poison Robmac?

Deleted user 21925
27-06-2012, 23:18
Love beer, not imbibed tonight though, driving early in the morning

DRoader
27-06-2012, 23:19
You are likely to get it wrong and make yourself look foolish.......................why am I even bothering to say this? :rolleyes2:

A hefty sense of self righteousness?

DRoader
27-06-2012, 23:25
Love beer, not imbibed tonight though, driving early in the morning

I'm not but get your head down and safe journey Robmac :wave:

herbenny
28-06-2012, 04:58
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:...... Anyway Millie thanks for raising our awareness about this site and events, its much appreciated by some of us. I will let you know if the dates work out for August if we cant do it this year then it will be a definate next year.

John H
28-06-2012, 08:34
A hefty sense of self righteousness?

In the clear light of day and after a long and peaceful rest I can now see that you were deliberately prodding me with a sharp stick and I fell into the trap of responding - well done! One-nil to you, I think (or don't you believe in competition either?) ;)

DRoader
01-07-2012, 16:35
In the clear light of day and after a long and peaceful rest I can now see that you were deliberately prodding me with a sharp stick and I fell into the trap of responding - well done! One-nil to you, I think (or don't you believe in competition either?) ;)

I believe in the Caption Competition - http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/general-chat/20000-caption-competition.html

;)

ricc
01-07-2012, 17:16
my teenage daughter is stewarding at chagfest this year ... ive bookmarked the oxfam link for her to look at, for students with little money its the only way theyre going to get to these festivals to enjoy the performances.... they just aint got the money to pay the entry fees.....
anyone know if theres a minimum age on the oxfam scheme... couldnt see anything obvious on their website.

Millie
01-07-2012, 18:55
The minimum age to steward for Oxfam is 18.

vindiboy
01-07-2012, 19:43
Of all the Charities I like Oxfam the least, their shops are charging ridiculous prices for donated goods ,their executives are receiving huge salaries, and now I see they want 195 per head deposit from people up front to Steward events for them from which they profit, [refundable if you attend as you stated you would ],I think today all the Charity shops have lost the plot in their shops , they have clothing on their shelves that are priced very high considering the market they are aimed at and the fact that the goods were donated in the first place, after a time clothes that are not sold are black bagged and sold cheap as rags , I have seen lorries taking several hundred black bags of clothing and textiles away for rags or that is what I was told by a Charity shop manager when I queried this, but I suspect that as the men on the vans were of Eastern European origin the goods were going elsewhere, Oxfam appears to be the worst offender.Perhaps you know differently?

ricc
01-07-2012, 19:56
whilst i chose not to support charities with swanky offices and overpaid managers , ive no real objections to my children using them to get stewarding at festivals. the security deposite is normal... though if the figure quoted is correct it does at first sight seem rather high.. but i dont know how it compares with the normal entry fees to the relevent festivals. the organisers have got to have some system in place to encourage the stewards to actually turn up for their shifts.... and i suppose a reasonably high figure will deterr the wasters who will probable be more hinderance than help..

vindiboy
01-07-2012, 22:27
It's correct !

Applying to steward with Oxfam in 2012

Applications to steward with Oxfam in 2012 are now open!

To apply, please ensure you have read the Before you apply area so you know what you will need to have ready and read the What is stewarding section, so you know you are comfortable with the role of stewarding. Please then follow the instructions below.

Please note: With the exception of Tramlines, where no deposit is necessary all stewards will have to pay a deposit of 195 as part of their application to secure their stewarding place. This covers you for all the festivals you steward at this year and is refundable after your final festival upon successful completion of your shifts. Find out more about deposits.


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