Thanks for stopping by our Volunteers page.
Applications to Volunteer at Meredith23 have now closed.
You do have the option of being placed on our Volunteer Waiting List. This does not guarantee that you will receive a Volunteer offer but if something comes up, and it is your turn in line, then I will get in touch!
If you are interested in being placed on the Volunteer Waiting List, please contact Adele.
Cheers for now,
Adele Spence – Volunteers’ Manager
Frequently Answered Questions
Will everyone who applies be successful?
No. We receive more than double the amount of applicants than there are Volunteer spots, so this means we don’t have room for everyone – it’s nothing personal. If you miss out you can ask to be placed on the ‘Volunteer Waiting List’.
When will I find out if I have a Volunteer spot?
All Volunteer applicants will be notified as to whether they are a ‘Lucky Volunteer’ or an ‘Unlucky Volunteer’ by Monday 19 August, 2013.
How long do Volunteer shifts go for?
All Volunteers are required to work 8 hours (2 x 4 hour shifts)
In exchange for a full festival ticket, Lucky Volunteers will receive 2 x 4 hour shifts that take place over the festival weekend. Previously there were some shorter shifts during the festival weekend, they are no longer available. This year the cost of a festival ticket is $319 (including booking fee), so working a total of 8 hours is a very good deal, over $38 per hour. This will mean that there are less Volunteer spots available than previous years. We cannot accept shift time requests.
Am I required in the lead up to the festival?
There is a Ticket Collection Day for Volunteers, roughly a month prior to the festival. This is a good opportunity to meet Adele and some of her staff. While it is preferable for Volunteers to attend this day, we understand that it is not possible for everyone. Please be sure to check emails regularly. You will receive your shift details and all correspondence this way.
When will I find out my shifts?
Shifts will be sent out via email roughly 6 – 8 weeks prior to the festival.
What if my shifts clash with my favourite bands?
We cannot accept shift time requests. Shifts are allocated randomly. Please take this into consideration before you apply.
If I apply to become a Volunteer and miss out, is there any other way I can receive a Volunteer spot?
There is no guarantee of receiving a Volunteer spot, but you are more than welcome to sign up for the Volunteer Waiting List.
Why is there a Volunteer Agreement?
We need to be sure that Volunteers will honour their commitment by completing their shifts, so we put it in writing. This also covers Volunteers under the festival’s insurance. We ask all Volunteer applicants to complete this agreement even before they know if they are a ‘Lucky Volunteer’ or an ‘Unlucky Volunteer’. Please be sure to read the agreement prior to agreeing to it.
Why do I need to supply credit card details?
As security for a Volunteer ticket. You will only be asked for this information if you are selected as a ‘Lucky Volunteer’, in which case your credit card will be charged a small processing fee of $2.00. Your credit card details will then be securely stored until after the festival. If you breach the Volunteer Agreement or the MMF Pty Ltd Rules or Terms and Conditions then your card will be charged with the cost of the ticket plus an administration fee. This totals $469.
Unfortunately we don’t offer work experience in the lead up to the festival. The best way to get involved is by Volunteering over the festival weekend. If you need a letter confirming your involvement by way of Volunteering, please contact Adele.