War Child UK has teamed up with four of the UK’s most exciting festivals to provide fantastic opportunities for keen music and charity fans. Experience Field Day, Lovebox, Citadel and Wilderness festivals absolutely free and do something brilliant for a good cause, by signing up to become a volunteer with War Child

Headline acts include, Frank Ocean, Foals, Aphex Twin, Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Chase & Status, Bonobo, Two Door Cinema Club, Michael Kiwanuka, Laura Marling, and Grace Jones amongst a spectrum of other top artists, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Whether fans simply want to experience the buzz and atmosphere of a festival or have missed out on tickets to see their favourite band – volunteering with War Child is the perfect way to embrace the festival spirit and help a fantastic cause at the same time.


War Child has 605 volunteering opportunities from a one day commitment to an extra special long weekend.  All of the roles are stewarding, and volunteers will be the eyes and ears of the festival organisers. From providing information to festival goers, directing queues at box offices, manning emergency exits next to the main stage, and generally making sure everyone is happy and safe.

A volunteer for War Child in 2016 said “I had an amazing time volunteering with War Child at Wilderness. It was such a unique opportunity to play a part in something so important, and raise awareness for children that really need our help. I made some great friends who I’ll stay in touch with and of course, saw some of my favourite bands. For free!”

At Field Day, Lovebox and Citadel festivals, volunteers are asked to complete a six hour shift per day and receive free entry to the festival and a meal voucher per shift. A deposit of £40 is required for first-time volunteers and £20 for students and returning volunteers, which will be refunded following the event.

At Wilderness volunteers will be required to do three eight-hour shifts over the four festival days, with a meal voucher per shift and the chance to access the festival after each one, along with a day off to experience the event. All volunteers will be needed at the Wilderness festival site from 2 – 7 August and will have access to the designated War Child camping area.

A deposit of £80 is required for first-time volunteers at Wilderness and £40 for students and returning volunteers, which will be refunded following the event.

For anyone wanting to sign up or know more – all information is on the War Child Website or on the War Child festival Facebook page

Field Day: 3 June 2017 in Victoria Park, London

Lovebox: 14 – 15 July 2017 in Victoria Park, London

Citadel: 16 July 2017 in Victoria Park, London

Wilderness: 3 – 6 August 2017 in Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire


For volunteering enquiries please contact

For more information about War Child or images please contact the press office:

Ben Welling, Press Officer

+44 (0)207 916 9276

Outside Office Hours: +44 (0)7718 003 386



War Child is striving for a world where children’s lives are no longer torn apart by war.


We protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in conflict. We aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay to support them through their recovery – helping to keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future.


We understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of the solution – from supporting Syrian children to access education, to reintegrating child soldiers in the Central African Republic and promoting justice for young people in detention in Afghanistan. Together with our partners we work in 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America.


We also work with children and young people to change systems and practices that affect them – campaigning on the root causes of conflict and demanding that children are at the centre of humanitarian response.








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