We asked some of our past volunteers to sum up their experiences…
Here’s what they said….
I found out about the volunteering experience when a friend told me. After that I checked on your website.
I helped out at the Tour de France at Ripon in 2014 and met Rhian (the company director) there… it went from there.
Camped with Campingninja during London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 games, received information from Campingninja mailing list re EFC [Edinburgh Festival Camping] and volunteer opportunities.
Before coming I was travelling and I was just thinking that it would be a good deal to come and volunteer, and have time to see the shows.
I did several tasks: the breakfast (both of them, cleaning and serving people), obviously cleaning the showers and toilets (that I liked!!), check in and check out, the bar, cleaning tents and cleaning the Glamping area, and helping cleaning everything down at the end.
Tent erection, cleaning, check in, admin, customer service, bar, breakfast and pack down… everything!
I performed a variety of tasks, cleaning toilets, shower blocks, tents and Glamping pods, check-in, bar, taking tents down and general site tidying.
I used my own camping kit, you know, for storage, but your tents are much better!!! Everything was perfect with it!!
No, I used EFC’s kit, it was ideal.
I must admit that my favourite jobs were the pretty early ones in the morning because I like that all the rest of the day is free, but I didn’t mind any of the tasks if they were changing.
Check in because you get to speak to the campers, see how everyone is and get to know everyone.
I enjoyed the bar work and check-in most but, happy to do any.
I didn’t have any expectations of the volunteering experience except sharing good moments with good people, which I did!!
Meeting people from all over the world and making friends for life.
I’ll surely come back this year!!
Yes I would… which is why I come back every year!
Volunteered at EFC the last 2 years, so, yes I would volunteer again.