Help at a campsite during the Festivals in Edinburgh, UK



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    We are a temporary campsite company who specialise in temporary accommodation at major world-class events. Each year, we build a campsite for the Edinburgh Festivals, the world's largest performing arts festival, and our awesome Helpers Programme enables people to come and help out in exchange for free accommodation.

    We attract helpers of all ages and from all over the world so it's a really great opportunity to meet other travellers, get work experience, practise your languages and be a part of creating an awesome campsite. Each year we have about 70 helpers with us over 4 weeks from all over the world - I think we've hosted people from over 30 countries now - including Europe, Turkey, the US, Mexico, South America, Taiwan, China, Australia and New Zealand.

    We ask for 4 hours help per day in exchange for your free stay and we can provide tents, air beds and bedding where needed - please let us know! Breakfast is included and we provide additional facilities for helpers, including cooking facilities for lunch and dinner and exclusive helper hang out areas. We host regular helper's evenings where we cook together and enjoy a few beers, and we'll always do our best to join you for a friendly beer in the evenings too!

    Helpers are welcome to join us from 27th July to 28th August 2019. We would prefer helpers to join us for the full four weeks, but helpers can stay for a minimum of 14 days. Workawayers will help with the creation and taking down of the campsite, putting up tents, customer services, campsite maintenance, cleaning and getting creative with chalk boards and signage wherever possible!

    If you haven't been to the Edinburgh Festivals before, they are 4 weeks of back to back theatre, music, comedy, art, dance and literary festivals. It is massive! There's the Free Fringe - a huge programme of free Fringe theatre, and the International Festival boasting the best in the world. Edinburgh itself is a beautiful, historical and culturally rich city with easy access to beaches and walking paths.

    We are friendly and welcoming, hard working and relaxed. We love to have a laugh and we appreciate each other. We are now in the 5th year of our helpers programme and have hosted over a hundred helpers from all over the world, creating a fun community of like-minded people in Edinburgh and other venues.

    If you are interested in joining us for this event, please get in touch and we will gladly discuss further details with you.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    All the best,
    Sarah & Team

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Entretien / Bricolage
    Cuisine / courses

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Experience. The experience you can gain at our campsite could help you if you would like to build your C.V. around tourism, event management and festival work. Our campsite will give you an insight into what is required to put on and run a festival campsite. Previous helpers used their spare time to visit the festivals which they then used to assist in their studies and practise journalism.

    Language. If you would like to practise your English, or if you are a native English speaker and would like to practise other languages, this is the perfect setting. We receive guests from all over the world, so there is plenty of opportunity to speak English or other languages.

    Travel. Nothing quite gives you an insight into a city than living alongside and helping other tourists. Whether you intend to stay for the minimum period or for the whole duration, helping at the campsite is a great way to get to know Edinburgh. Helping other visitors find their way around, offering them advice on public transport options and just being friendly and chatting with them about shows, venues, cafes or restaurants worth visiting and places to explore, you will quickly feel like a local and get the best tips on where to go and what shows to see.

    Culture. Scotland has an amazing history and a strong cultural identity; anyone who has been to Edinburgh before will tell you how wonderful a city it is and how easy it is to be absorbed by it's history. Then during the festivals, Edinburgh is brought alive by the multi-cultural festivals, street performers, theatre, music, dance, comedy and so much more. We are lucky to be able to be a part of this as we accommodate visitors and performers. Our campsite has a wonderful community spirit and staying here will give you the opportunity to meet some amazing people from all over the world. And being just 25 minutes from Edinburgh city centre, where thousands of performers come together from around the world, there are few better places to see so many cultures in one place.

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    Help required will include campsite maintenance, putting up and taking down tents, marking pitches, cleaning tents, customer services (checking in guests and providing information), helping in our cafe and bar, campsite maintenance including cleaning bathrooms and litter picking.

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    We are located on a large campsite will all the facilities you need and some wonderful people to chat to about life, the universe and everything. Tents and bedding provided, just let us know!

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    We will have helpers returning to work with us for the 5th year running, and we are so proud of the family unit and community that we develop and build upon at each of our events. We believe in looking after each other and ask everyone to do their bit so we can all have a great time! We love taking on helpers (who are always the nicest people!) and having the opportunity to learn new things and improve our understanding of different cultures. We really appreciate our helpers, and we strongly believe that we should all be having fun whilst we work.

    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours

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