You can register as a volunteer at Roskilde Festival in two ways:
Find a volunteer position you think is interesting and apply by writing an email to the contact person listed at the bottom of each posting. You can find even more exciting volunteer posts by joining the Facebook group "Roskilde Festival - Become a Volunteer".
Every year, 30,000 volunteers gather to create Roskilde Festival and build the large festival city. The only requirement to be a volunteer is that you must be 15 years old at the start of the festival. For voluntary tasks involving the sale of spirits and beer as well as work with security, e.g. as service staff in the camping area or crowd safety, you must be 18 years old. Some tasks may require you to be 21 years old.
We have many different tasks at the festival and there is something for everyone. We have volunteers who cook, stand at the bar, host the camping area, set up tents, sort deposits, build and paint, contribute to security in front of the stages, do sedentary office work, and much more.
Read more about volunteering as an international right here: Volunteering as an International | Roskilde Festival (roskilde-festival.dk)
As a volunteer who puts in a minimum of 24-32 hours, you get access to the festival and special facilities only for volunteers:
Free access to the Volunteers' Village with wifi and free coffee, tea and juice in cozy lounge areas, where you can get a well-deserved breather. Volunteers' Village also offers a wellness area including free yoga and massage. In the evening hours you are invited to parties just for volunteers with DJs, live music and a cozy volunteer bar.
Free access to cozy Volunteer Hubs in both Camping West, Camping East and Central – with, among other things, relaxing lounge areas, free coffee, tea and juice – and free hot baths.
Possibility to spend the night with your friends, who are also volunteers, at Volunteer Camping, where there are also free hot baths. Remember to sign up to get access to Volunteer Camping before the festival.
The option to drive around the festival site free of charge with shuttle buses.
Roskilde Festival is 100 percent non-profit, and all profits go to non-profit purposes. As a volunteer, you therefore directly support the good cause with your efforts.
You can be a volunteer in one of the 200 volunteer associations that help create Roskilde Festival and thus support the individual association's non-profit purpose.
You can also volunteer at Foreningen Roskilde Festival, where all profits go to support young people's well-being through art and culture.
As a volunteer, you typically have to put in an effort of 32 hours spread over the entire festival period or 24 hours during the last four days of music, which run from Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 1 July, when all stages are open.
On some teams, it is possible to get a senior role, which is an offer for volunteers aged 65+, where, if necessary, you can just put in 75 percent of the hours you would otherwise have to. If it is not clear from the volunteer posting whether the team offers a senior role, you can ask the contact person.
On some teams it is also possible to volunteer for a single day by putting in an effort of eight hours and gaining access to the festival on that day. The number of hours can be seen from the various volunteer postings about available roles as a volunteer.
You must be at least 15 years by the beginning of the festival. Special rules and working environment regulations apply to volunteers under the age of 18. Some volunteer positions may have a higher age limit, e.g. 18 or 21 years old, in which case it will appear in the volunteer posting.
At Roskilde Festival we have many volunteers between the ages of 15 and 17, and our focus is on creating a safe space for all volunteers, especially young volunteers. All volunteers between the ages of 15 and 17 are assigned to a team with an adult team leader and are never on duty without an adult. The team leader can register a phone number of a guardian.
We follow special working environment regulations for volunteers under the age of 18. For instance, they must not work at night, serve alcohol and tobacco or carry out security duties.
If you are from a country other than Denmark, you are very welcome to get involved and join our volunteer community. You must have permission to stay in Denmark to be a volunteer at the festival.
During the stay in Denmark - regardless of whether the stay requires a visa or not or is based on a residence permit - unpaid voluntary work can be carried out without applying for a work permit. The voluntary work must have a non-profit purpose, which must be stated in the organization's rules. Roskilde Festival is 100% non-profit - you can read more about that here.
Working unpaid means that you may not receive anything for your work in the form of salary or individual benefits. When volunteering at Roskilde Festival, you get access to the whole festival and catering in connection with your shifts, which are considered small benefits that enable your volunteering, and which apply to all volunteers. As long as you are legally in Denmark, you can therefore volunteer at Roskilde Festival.
If you are in doubt as to whether a person can legally go to Denmark and do voluntary work, you can contact the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI). You can also check whether your entry into Denmark requires a visa or not by contacting the website of the Danish embassy in your home country, where you can find information about visas.
If you have any questions about being an international volunteer at Roskilde Festival, you are welcome to send us an email at email@example.com.
Roskilde Festival is an international festival, and many of our volunteer teams offer volunteer roles for English speakers. You can see in the individual volunteer position if the look for Danish-speaking or English-speaking volunteers.
If you cannot find a volunteer role for English speakers, you are welcome to contact our volunteer recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org or register via Sign-up. Then we will do our best to find a volunteer role that matches you.
As a rule of thumb, there is always a meal and something to drink during an eight-hour shift. If you have many short shifts during the festival, you are not guaranteed a meal on each shift. If in doubt, please contact your team leader.
Your team either has food available in your area or you get a voucher that can be used in selected food stalls at the festival. There is no free meal when you are not on duty, but you are welcome to bring your own food, and we have fire pits where you can prepare the food. In addition, you have the opportunity to buy ready-made food in our stalls.
Alle frivillige har mulighed for at ansøge om at sove i Volunteer Camping, hvor der er plads til at sætte telt op med de venner, der også er frivillige. Området ligger i de grønne arealer omkring Darup Idrætscenter i den vestlige ende af festivalpladsen. Her kan du få en god nattesøvn, gratis varme bade, få opladt mobilen og mulighed for at købe mad og drikke.
Hvis du vil sikre dig en plads med venner, som ikke er frivillige, kan du søge om at være en del af et Community Camping-område eller benytte dig af vores Get A Place-områder.
I har selvfølgelig også mulighed for selv at finde en ledig plads på det almindelige campingområde, når I ankommer.
Should you fall ill during the festival and are therefore prevented from attending your shift, you must contact your team leader immediately. Together you will find a solution either by exchanging your shift with someone from your team or withdrawing your wristband and sending you safely home from the festival site so that a new volunteer can take over your shifts.
If you are absent from one or several of your shifts without a valid reason and without agreement with your manager, Roskilde Festival can confiscate your wristband and charge a fee of DKK 4,500. You will be lose the opportunity to volunteer for the next three years at the festival.
For iPhone users, please find the app in App Store.
For Android users, please find the app at http://roskil.de/app
As a volunteer, you can log in to the app with your People log-in. This way you will get access to all relevant information for volunteers such as news, the festival map and much more.