Volunteers

Applications to Volunteer at Meredith Twenty Seven have now opened.

Firstly, thank you for being your considerate self and putting your hand up, even if tentatively, to volunteer at Meredith Twenty Seven. The Anoplognathus will be leading us into beetle and we’d love to have your company, and kindness, and skills with us in The Sup’. Volunteers make the world (of Meredith) go ’round.

This season to complete your initial application a $5 application fee will be required. Then, if you are offered a volunteer spot, a further $5 fee on acceptance of your shifts will be payable.

It’s hard to get a handle on futural circumstances, we know, but both fees are non-refundable. If you accept a volunteer spot, we want your assured presence. 

So please only apply for a volunteer spot and accept shifts if you’re really really sure you are willing and able.

If you do decide to apply you will now be able to nominate the email address of a friend within your application and we will do our best to give you both similar shifts so you can spend the rest of the festival together. This will require both of you to nominate each other as your ‘nominated friend’, and will only be applicable for the first round of offers that will be emailed out in October.

If your application is successful you will be rostered to work 8 hours during the festival weekend (usually 2 x 4 hour shifts) in exchange for your ticket. The cost of a festival ticket is $375.20 (inclusive of booking fee), so contributing a total of 8 hours is a very good deal. Otherwise, if you would like to enter the public ballot to purchase a ticket, please click here.

If you are interested in volunteering at Meredith Twenty Seven then please:

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER AT MEREDITH TWENTY SEVEN

You can login by entering your Email Address and your password. If you can’t recall your password, please click on the ‘reset password’ link within the ‘Sign In/Register’ tab. If you are new to Workers Online World, please go to the Register section and follow the prompts.

Make sure you read through every section of the application by clicking on each of the tabs at the top of the application form.

You will need to complete the tabs headed ‘Your Details’, ‘Next of Kin’, ‘Volunteer Agreement’, ‘Volunteer Application’ and ‘Credit Card Info’ in order to finalise your application. And double-check your details to make sure they are up-to-date. If you are using a mobile device, please click on the ‘burger’ up the top to move from tab to tab.

Remember to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Volunteer Agreement.

VERY IMPORTANT

Please ensure you click on the ‘Submit Application‘ button to finalise your application.

You can check on the status of your application under ‘Your Application Status’ located on the right hand side of the application. An email will be sent confirming that your application has been received.

Applications close on Wednesday 9 August at 6pm sharp (AEST).

All applicants will be notified by 6pm Monday 14 August.

Thank you for considering applying to Volunteer at Meredith Twenty Seven! 

Cheers for now,

Veronica the Volunteers’ Manager
Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains

Frequently Asked 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 before the end of Round One Ballot Sales.

How long do Volunteer shifts go for?

In exchange for a full festival ticket, Lucky Volunteers will receive 2 x 4 hour shifts that take place over the festival weekend. This is over $45 per hour for 8 hours work. We cannot accept shift time requests.

Am I required in the lead up to the festival?

No. You will collect your ticket on your way to the festival site. 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 band?

We have introduced an initiative whereby Lucky Volunteers are able to nominate an ‘Unmissable Band’. We will endeavour to schedule your shifts to avoid clashing with your ‘Unmissable Band’. However, please note, there are no guarantees. Please take this into consideration before applying to volunteer.

Can I nominate a friend within my application?

You can nominate the email address of a friend and we will do our best to give you both similar shifts so you can spend the rest of the festival together. This will require both of you to nominate each other as your ‘nominated friend’, and is only applicable for the first offer of shifts (emailed out in early October).

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. 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. This season to complete your initial application a $5 application fee will be required. Then, if you are offered a volunteer spot, a further $5 fee on acceptance of your shifts will be payable. It’s hard to get a handle on futural circumstances, we know, but both fees are non-refundable. If you accept a volunteer spot, we want your assured presence.  So please only apply for a volunteer spot and accept shifts if you’re really really sure you are willing and able.

Your credit card details will then be securely stored until after the festival. If you breach the Volunteer Agreement, Terms and Conditions or any of the festival policies then your card will be charged with the cost of the ticket (including booking fee) plus an administration fee of $150.

What if I need support?

MMF Pty Ltd is an equal opportunity employer. Notify your Manager or the ICC if there is something you would like us to be aware of. This may include accessibility and welfare needs and medical conditions. Your privacy is respected. You can also register medical conditions with First Aid during the festival and they can refrigerate medication on your behalf.