Volunteering for MBCF 2017

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Want to know more – read on…..

The Manchester Beer and Cider Festival is managed and staffed by volunteers from CAMRA (with assistance from a small number of brewery staff).

Volunteering at CAMRA festivals is great fun and most volunteers come back time and time again, often building strong friendships with their co-volunteers. Although we have many long-standing volunteers in Manchester and many who travel from further afield, new volunteers are always required. If you are a CAMRA member (or are thinking of becoming one) and can spare anything from a couple of hours to the whole week, we’d love to have you along.

It can be hard but rewarding work but there are plenty of breaks and full training and support will be given. There are also a few perks – free beer during breaks, a free t-shirt (sponsored by Wadworth Brewery) and an invite to the volunteers party (with free & subsidised beer).

The main set up for the festival starts on Sunday 15th January and continues through until the afternoon of Wednesday 18th. The festival is open to the licensed trade and CAMRA members only on Wednesday evening then open to the public from Thursday until Saturday. Take down starts when the festival closes at 7pm on Saturday 21st and continues through until end of Sunday 22nd (with a small team on site on Monday 23rd for cask collections).

There are a variety of jobs to be done from the start of set up to the end of take down – more than the obvious serving beer and cider or selling bottled beers. From glasses to pub games to stewarding, we have roles to suit most people and can accommodate most conditions. The festival could utilise your existing talents or you could learn a new skill which you can then use elsewhere.

To find out more about the different ways to volunteer, please click here.

If you know what roles you want to fill, click here to go direct to the volunteer form.

To volunteer to help at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival 2017, please download a volunteering form below and return to volunteer (at) mancbeerfest.uk. Alternatively complete our online form by clicking here.

Volunteering Form (MS Word)

Volunteering Form (PDF)

Online Volunteering Form

If you have already completed a volunteering form and supplied an e-mail address, you will receive a password allowing you access to the Volunteers Area of this site. Please bear with the volunteering team who are volunteers themselves – they aim to contact volunteers by the end of October.