and stay for free!

In 2015 we launched our Volunteer Scheme at Edinburgh Festival Camping which has proven to be a great success. It works really simply: a volunteer comes and stays with us for free in exchange for 4 hours work a day.


When you volunteer with us you become part of the team and also have the opportunity to learn some new skills, have a go at some different types of jobs and also to have fun with it. You also only have to work for 4 hours a day so you’ll have the remaining 20 hours to take in Edinburgh and all of the Festivals.


We have a number of veteran volunteers who have stayed with us for two or three years, so we must be doing something right!


Still interested? Then read below for more details and apply today.

I spent three weeks this summer at the Campsite right outside of Edinburgh and it was marvelous! I was working with the best team (and by team I actually mean family!) and I hope I will find the time to come back again next year.

~ Stefanie, 2017 volunteer

Edinburgh Festival Camping Volunteers

Before coming to Edinburgh Festival Camping 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...

Everything was perfect... I'll surely come back this year!

~ Marine, 2016 & 2017 volunteer




Volunteers help make up the face of our campsite, providing friendly service, looking after our guests and helping maintain our site. Volunteers can stay with us from 7 days to the whole event, and we will need help from starting set up on 29th July to close on 29th August.


There are two volunteer teams: Front of House and Housekeeping. All volunteers will chip in with setting up and taking down if they are here, these times are really fun – and a great chance to get to know each other. We all together work as a team to create our home for the next month.


Tasks will include:

  • Pitching and taking down tents
  • Check in and information desk
  • Keeping the campsite clean and tidy
  • Keeping pre-pitched tents clean and tidy
  • Helping campers – whether it be carrying kit or providing information
  • Helping to serve breakfast or on the bar in our awesome Giant Tipi
  • There may be other adhoc duties but the above will make up the bulk of this



Volunteers will be sent information prior to their arrival, which they must read over. We pride ourselves on providing fantastic service, so it is essential that our volunteers have the knowledge and understanding that it is up to us to ensure our guests have a brilliant stay.



Further training will be provided on site, and a high level of English is required to work within the Front of House team.

I liked being able to visit the fringe either before or after your shift and the flexibility of the shifts to accommodate this...

Loved volunteers night, it was great to socialise and get to know the other volunteers better.

~ Lynne, 2015 & 2016 volunteer



  • Happy and enthusiastic campers who are not afraid to roll their sleeves up and get involved in ensuring everyone has a great time camping with us!
  • Must be available for a minimum of 7 days (if only doing 7 days, we request you arrive on a weekday so we have time to provide training)
  • Must be over the age of 18
  • They must be flexible (with time not limbs!)
  • Sense of humour is essential
  • Friendly and helpful manner is also essential
  • Previous event experience desirable but not essential!



  • Free Edinburgh accommodation while volunteering for us (bring a tent and pitch up with us!)
  • We can guarantee you will have plenty of time visiting the Festivals
  • Free tea and coffee to help you power through!
  • Discounts on breakfast
  • Free use of camp kitchen and exclusive volunteer area
  • An amazing opportunity to meet others
  • A fun and inclusive place to stay




When you sign up you will receive an email with further information. Please get in touch if you do not receive this, and check your Junk Email folder in case it gets mistaken for spam!


If you have applied to arrive within the next few days, please email Coco at volunteer@campingninja.com. Applications are being reviewed and we will only confirm positions once we’ve been in contact with you. Training material will be sent out via email, so it’s really important that you receive the email from us after you submit your application!


If you do not let us know that you would like to accept the position, it may be allocated to another applicant.


We look forward to hearing from you!