Surgery, from the 43rd Cambridge Beer Festival The Cambridge Beer Festival needs you! Surgery, from the 43rd Cambridge Beer Festival

The Cambridge Beer Festival is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who come from all walks of life and give up their valuable time to make the beer festival a success. Basically, without our volunteers the beer festival would not go on.

We need over 300 volunteers to help make the festival happen. It’s not just bar work that we need volunteers for. As well as needing volunteers for the week the festival is open, we also need volunteers who can come along and help us to set everything up the week before the festival. Once the festival has closed we need help taking everything down.

We need people to help us set up fencing, electrics, plumbing, stands, bars, marquees and toilets. When we are open we need people to work on the front entrance, glasses, the bars, the cheese counter, litter pickers, and many more jobs. Finally, having put it all together and sold all the beer, cider, wine, cheese and Pork Pies, we need to pack it away again, were once again we need your help to return Jesus Green to its pristine state.

If you feel you would like to help us in anyway, please complete the Volunteering Form.

We are always in need of volunteers, even if you can only do one shift or even just a few hours to cover meal breaks, it would help us tremendously.

We'd like to thank all the volunteers who have helped us in the past, you are amazing!! Now come on and volunteer again, we'd love to see you.

The benefits of working include free beer, free food , a volunteer T-shirt and the chance to meet old friends and make new ones who all have at least one thing in common, a love of real ale, cider, foreign beers, mead, wine and yes ... cheese.

Still, unsure ? Got a question ?

Then please check out our FAQ page, hopefully, we have answered your questions.

To volunteer

Your first time : Thank you for joining us, please complete the Volunteering Form. You may not hear back from us immediately, but rest assured we do want you to come.
If you have volunteered in previous years : Welcome back, we would still like you to complete the Volunteering Form - even if you are a regular.

Please Note : You must be over the age of 18 years to work at the festival. Proof of age may be required!
For your own safety, please wear stout footwear whilst we're open, so no sandals or other open toe footwear.
If you have safety footwear, please wear it during set-up and take down.