Volunteers Application

APPLY TO JOIN THE (DEMENTED) FAMILY!

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the production and build-up of our Festival. Also, a great opportunity to get a taste of working behind the scenes, finding out how the things function and revealing the real essence of Mo:Dem.

Volunteering can be challenging, but it’s always rewarding. Over the years, volunteering programs have proven to be a great way to make new friends and discover future coworkers and colleagues.

We are in search of reliable and enthusiastic people who are keen to dedicate their time and energy to help us create one of the most unique psychedelic festivals on the planet. In exchange for your work, we hope to offer a fun and rewarding experience, through gaining new skills and meeting the demented family.

If you think volunteering at Mo:Dem Festival is for you, please complete our application form and we will be in touch. All of our current volunteering opportunities are listed below.

Deadline for submissions is 28th February 2023 at 23:59

To be considered for a volunteer role at Mo:Dem Festival, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a valid Mo:Dem Festival 2023 ticket.
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Be available to arrive at the festival site according to the requirements of the specific volunteering program you have applied for.
  • Be able to commit to the program for the allocated days.
  • Turn up to assigned shifts on time and in a fit state to carry out duties.
  • Be outgoing, have good communication skills and initiative.
  • Be responsible and take care while performing your duties.

NOTE: Volunteers are required to purchase a ticket in advance in order for us to ensure that they turn up on time and carry out the tasks delegated to them. In the past a number of applicants have accepted positions but then decided not to turn up or perform their duties. This puts unfair pressure on those who have turned up and taken their responsibilities seriously. By introducing this “safety net” measure we hope to make applicants think a little more carefully before submitting their application.


In exchange for participating in a volunteer program, you will receive:

  • Excellent on-site meals for the shifts you work.
  • Access to a dedicated volunteer campsite.
  • Help and support with anything whilst you are on site.
  • Upon successful completion of the volunteer program you will be entitled to a refund of the face value of your Mo:Dem Festival 2023 ticket (excluding booking fee).
  • The opportunity to make great friends in one of the most magical settings on earth.

 You will also have access to the following facilities for the duration of your volunteer program:

  • Hot showers.
  • Fully equipped kitchen.
  • Compost toilets.
  • Wi-fi

TYPES OF VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS:

PRE-FEST TEAM

(Saturday 29th July to Monday 7th August 2023)

  • Must have a valid Mo:Dem Festival 2023 Ticket.

Volunteers in this program will be involved in the final stage of pre-production and construction of the festival. Providing support in getting the festival site up and running and ensuring it is ready to welcome guests. Tasks include, but are not limited to:


    • Helping out with preparations such as painting, putting down flooring, putting up venue signage etc.
    • Moving materials and equipment where needed.
    • Helping with the completion of installations, setting up on-site offices.
    • Cleaning up the festival site.

Pre-Fest Team – Requirements

    • Volunteers must arrive on-site latest by 14:00 on Friday 28th July 2023.
    • Orientation will be at 17:00 on the same day.
      Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours during their volunteer program. This will be in addition to training and induction on-site.
      Work starts at 08:00 each day.

 PARKING TEAM

(Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th August 2023)

  • Must have a valid Mo:Dem Festival 2023 Ticket.

As part of the parking team you will be interacting with our guests, providing information and guidance. Tasks include, but are not limited to:


    • Ensure vehicles are parked correctly into parking spaces as quickly as possible, in order to keep traffic queues to the event as short as possible.
    • Ensure that cars are parked in a straight line as indicated by markers (cones, ropes etc.)
    • Keep the traffic moving at all times
    • Redirecting traffic from main roads
    • Communicating with security about traffic.

Parking Team – Requirements

    • Volunteers must arrive on-site latest by 14:00 on Thursday, 3rd August 2023.
    • Orientation will be at 17:00 on the same day.
    • Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours during their volunteer program. This will be in addition to training and induction on-site.

POST-FEST TEAM

(Tuesday 15th August to Saturday 19th August 2023)

  • Must have a valid Mo:Dem Festival 2023 Ticket.

Volunteers in this program will be involved with taking down the festival and packing everything up. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

    • Helping with packing down artist’s campsites, productions offices.
    • Packing away materials and other festival equipment, taking down signage etc.
    • Cleaning up the festival site.

Post-Fest Team Requirements

    • Volunteers must arrive at the production area latest by 14:00 on Monday, 15th August 2023.
    • Orientation will be at 17:00 on the same day.
    • Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours during their volunteer program. This will be in addition to training and induction on-site.
    • Work starts at 08:00 each day.

Our team reviews applications as quickly as possible, however please note due to the high volume of applications we receive it can sometimes take longer than we would like before we get back to you with a response. We get back to all applicants with a decision as soon as we can. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.