We Need Volunteers

In order to make Vessel Beer Festival 2018 a success we need volunteers. In exchange for your effort you will receive:

  • A free ticket to a session you’re not working
  • An exclusive Vessel Beer Festival volunteers T-shirt in your size
  • A free meal and a pint at the festival
  • Exclusive invite to our volunteers party in Plymouth in January 2019
  • Valuable experience of working in the beer industry
  • Be part of making our first festival a success! Chatting to and working alongside fellow beer lovers and brewers.


Session volunteers

We will require volunteers to take on various positions during each session. These roles include welcoming/ticketing for festival goers, selling beer tokens, cleaning/tidying the space and pouring the beers.

You will be required to do at least one of the following shifts:

  • Friday 30 November  —  16:30 to 23:15
  • Saturday 1 December  — 10:00 to 16:45
  • Saturday 1 December  — 16:45 to 23:15

Set up and close down

We will require volunteers to help get the venue ready during the day on Thursday 29 November and Friday 30 November. This will involve a range of duties including moving equipment and beer around the building, so some of the duties may be physically challenging. Similarly we will need volunteers to close down the festival on the Sunday 2 December.

Terms and Conditions

You must be 18 or over on the first day of the festival.

All volunteers must be available for a briefing on the evening of either Wednesday 21 November or Thursday 22 November at Vessel Beer Shop.

Please do not drink on your shift. If you are working on a bar then tasters of what you’re pouring is reasonable, but don’t overdo it – you have a free session to take advantage of the beer selection in larger quantities. Anyone found drinking during their shift will be asked to leave and will lose their volunteer benefits.

How to apply

Please email vesselbeerfestival@gmail.com with the following details:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Any relevant skills you have to help us assign roles
  • Sessions available to work
  • Free session preferences. We will endeavour to give you a ticket for your preferred session, but we can only allocate a limited number of free tickets per session.
  • T-shirt size