Volunteer at the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

Fancying joining the volunteer team of organisers, managers and staff that make our beer & cider festival happen?

The staffing form is now live on our website at sheffield.camra.org.uk/festival, please fill this in with your details and the hours you wish to work. Our staffing officer will then register you and allocate you a job and reserve you a staff t-shirt (note only a limited stock of t-shirts have been provided by our sponsors so these are first come first served). Volunteers also get a pack of complimentary beer tokens and of course free admission!

There are a variety of roles at the festival, the most obvious being serving beer and cider at the bar but we also need staff at the entrance dealing with admissions, glasses, programmes and customer service; staff on the various stalls including merchandise, membership, beer tokens and games; staff in the office for various admin duties and of course members of the cellar team looking after the beer behind the scenes!

We also really need volunteers to help on the site team setting everything up in the days before we open and taking everything down on the Sunday – we move in to an empty site on the Monday and build all the bars etc and have to leave an empty site with everything back in storage on the Sunday!

We are always very short of helpers taking down and packing away on the Sunday – although it should be noted a change this year is the festival is closing a little earlier on Saturday where some of the takedown jobs will begin before the staff social – however on Sunday there will still be plenty to do including van runs to our storage location and as there will be no beer to drink we will provide volunteers with food – sandwiches at lunch time and a hot meal in the evening after work is complete.

Working a beer festival is generally enjoyed by all – work is involved of course – however its is also fun and if you have a passion for good beer or cider then a successful event all feels worthwhile!

Steel City Festival

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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