As one of our volunteers you will be joining a highly motivated crew full of likeminded people from all over the world. You will be able to experience the festival from behind the scenes, see your favorite artists when you’re not working and contribute to the amazing atmosphere that Midgardsblot is world famous for.
You need to be at least 18 years old by the time the festival starts. No previous experience is needed unless it is written in the job description. We welcome volunteers from abroad with open arms, but nationals from countries outside the EU/EEA must ensure they have a valid visa for travelling to and staying in Norway. In exchange for a 4 days festival pass you have to work at least 2 shifts during the festival (one in the daytime and one in the evening).
We encourage all of you positive and open minded people to apply!
You are responsible for your own travel booking and travel expenses. There will be shuttle buses going from the city centre to the festival area several times a day – location stops, prices and departure times will be posted closer to the festival. We offer free camping at our volunteer camp, and you will get food and drinks during your work shifts. Please remember that you’re responsible to feed yourself when you’re not working.
You need to provide your own tent and sleeping bag. Based on the notion of «what you bring in you also bring out», we expect you to take responsibility for disposing your own trash. If you need to store valuables we have security lockers for rent. Note that glass bottles, power generators, large sound systems, live animals, children under 18 years and any sort of weapons are NOT allowed to bring into the camp site/lodge area. Check in and check out-times will be available closer to the festival.
Take the time to read about the different jobs to learn about any specific qualities we’re looking for so that you can select the right teams for you. Check that your availability corresponds with the teams you select. And please make sure that you are in fact able to work on the days you have checked in your application (i.e. vacation time scheduled, dog/catsitter booked, on-site for your shift), as this will reduce the risk of extra work that occurs with any changes or cancellation after team completion.
Submit your data in our online registration form, and make sure that all the information you write is correct. You are free to choose which teams you want to work for and you can select as many teams as you like, but for the sake of distribution you need to select at least 3 in preferred order. All teams have different work shifts throughout the day, and each shift is approximately 8 hours long (including breaks). Please note that the teams will be assigned based on logistics so you may be given a different role/task than what you have chosen.
Remember that the more available and flexible you are, the easier it is to assign work for you, and a thorough application is helpful to understand your qualities and qualifications. Midgardsblot is not obligated to assign work for everyone applying as volunteer.
You have to select three days in the application, but will only need to work two shifts.
When you have sent your application you will get an email from us to the email adress you entered, confirming that your application is received. When your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming that you have been accepted as part of the Volunteer Crew. You need to confirm that you are still willing and able to work for us, any changes in availability needs to be addressed to the Volunteer Manager as soon as possible. Approximately 5 weeks prior to the festival you will be assigned to a team or role, and you will then receive your schedule containing your work shifts, your Team Leader and other important information. You have to confirm to these shifts by email. Failure to do so may result in you being removed from our list of volunteers, so please pay close attention to the stated deadlines! Note that application approval and work shifts may follow each other shortly. A waiting list will be opened if your application is received after the teams have been completed. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Volunteer Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All volunteers need to sign a contract before they start working.
Alcohol and drug consumption during your shifts is strictly prohibited and may result in your wristband being cut. Harassing artists and/or festival guests is not tolerated and may result in your wristband being cut.
Sensitive information of any kind acquired through working with artists and/or promoters are not be shared with other volunteers or to the public.
Personal contact details of other volunteers are not to be exploited or misused in any way.
Crew merchandise is not be worn when you are off duty. When you have finished your shift and want to see concerts, please remove your Crew shirt and Crew pass before consuming alcohol.
The Volunteer Tent with all its benefits is off limit to volunteers without active work shifts. This includes (but is not limited to) storage space for clothes/bags, food/snacks and WC facilities.
If you have checked in and fail to show up to your agreed shifts without notifying your Team Leader, we will require full payment for your festival pass.
Always remember that you are a representative of Midgardsblot Metal Festival when you are working. We expect you to be kind, polite and help out as best as you can.
Questions about the festival and surrounding area can be addressed in our public FB-group, search for Midgardsblot Official Community. We have a closed FB-group for both previous and current volunteers, request to join Midgardsblot Volunteer. All approved volunteers will be invited to a separate FB-group once the annual teams are completed. All volunteers will be summoned to an info meeting in Horten before the festival (time and place TBA), and most Team Leaders will conduct separate team briefings in advance.