Buddhafield Café at the Festival

Buddhafield Festival 2017 |

A woman and a man decanting a large pan of food.

Serving lunch | Image © Charlotte Baxter 2012

On this page you can find out about what the Buddhafield Café Teams do, what we need you to be able to commit to and how to volunteer.

I love wandering about barefoot, meeting random amazing people, the vision that this is how life could be lived, all the time.

If you like food or want to learn more about vegan wholefood cooking, or cooking on a large scale, or just to see how it’s done; if you want to try working in a different way, a way that is inclusive and encouraging and striving for equality and individuality within a strong, supportive team; get some experience working with other Buddhists and positive ethically minded people; help support every other person who is working to put on the wonderful Buddhafield Festival by providing delicious food made with love! Come and offer your creativity, your love and your service and get back some fun times, new friends and a free ticket... and as much delicious organic food as you can eat!

Set-up Cooks

Help provide two cooked meals a day (lunch and dinner) for the crew setting up (i.e. before) the festival. You’ll be veg prepping and assisting the cook(s) and don’t work during the Festival. This team is now fully recruited.

Buddhafield Café

One six hour shift per day during the Festival. For an overview of shift patterns in the Café, have a look at the volunteering with the Buddhafield Café page in the Café section of this website. This team is now fully recruited.

Crew Food

We’ll work in two teams which alternate morning/afternoon and afternoon/evening shifts, with a checking-in period to begin each shift to foster a deeper relationship with your team mates, and a chance to catch up with ourselves and time for reflection within the wider, wilder festival. This team is now fully recruited.

A Word about Alcohol and Drugs

Please have a think about our view on drink and drugs.

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying! And if this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?! However please bear in mind that if you choose to work with us, then we’d like this policy to be respected.

Join a Team: Buddhafield Café Recruitment Closed

The Café Teams are now fully recruited. Please check back here (right up to the beginning of Thursday 13 July 2017) to see if people have dropped out.

© Satyadarshin 2012

For an overview of Festival volunteering visit the main volunteering page.