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Be part of the team that makes the UK’s longest continually running festival of Outdoor Arts come to life.

Each year we need lots of volunteers to help keep our audiences smiling and our events running smoothly.

Help us out with: event set-up, artist liaison, fundraising, information points, and more.

As a volunteer you will:

  • Gain valuable festival experience
  • Be part of a friendly team
  • Meet artists from across the world
  • Be provided with support for any special requirements
  • Be part of a fun, sometimes eccentric and always unique festival!

In order to volunteer you will need to:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Be friendly and responsible

If you have some time to spare in June or July for Hat Fair and are keen to get involved then we would love to hear from you.

Apply now

For more information on volunteering, please contact

Corporate Volunteering

Do you work for a local business?

Looking to boost your ESG performance?

Get your staff involved in a corporate volunteering experience like no other!

As volunteers, your staff will:

  • help run our fundraising stalls
  • meet and greet festival-goers
  • work closely with our creative team
  • meet artists from across the world
  • collect vital donations for Play to the Crowd

As a business, you will benefit from: 

  • enhanced brand image 
  • positive press coverage
  • local networking opportunities
  • talent attraction and retention
  • employee engagement, skills development and increased well-being
  • engagement in socially responsible activities 
  • creating meaningful community impact 

If you are keen to support our charity at the next Hat Fair Outdoor Arts festival, then we would love to hear from you.

For more information about Corporate Volunteering opportunities, please contact