Summer Festival Volunteer


Application is now open for volunteering during
Summer festival camps!

We are changing the way we register volunteers so if you didn’t receive any confirmation about your application within two weeks please contact us! volunteer (at) angsbacka.se

Important News for the Summer Season

  • If you are coming for only one Festival bring a tent!
  • Bring a sleeping bag (or duvet), pillow and bedlinen!

  • GEN camp is FULL.

General info – summer volunteering

As a summer festival volunteer you can join for one or more festival camp. You will arrive a few days before the festival begins and work together in one of our teams like kitchen, media, dishwashing, information, cleaning, cafe or garden. During the festival the schedule is made so you can take part in workshops.

  • With further questions please contact volunteer (at) angsbacka.se
  • Volunteer-Office telephone:(+46) 768667979, calling hours mon – fri 10 – 13
  • Join the volunteer group on Facebook Volunteer @ Ängsbacka

What does it mean to be a festival volunteer at Ängsbacka?

Ängsbacka meets the summer in full bloom and opens up for more people to join the flow. Together we build up the summer site and gather positive energy for the manifestation of our festivals.

At Ängsbacka we breathe life into our core values through morning meetings, sharings, meditations and working together for a common purpose in a drug- and  alcohol free environment. Everyone who comes to Ängbacka for a shorter or a longer period of time will be introduced to our guidelines for living and working together and to the practice of sharing, another tool for taking care of ourselves and each other.

As a festival volunteer you participate in the festival and in exchange offer your time and energy to serve the festival in one of our working groups. As an exchange for your contribution, you receive our festival ticket at a discounted price; three beautiful, vegetarian meals a day and a bed in one of our tent dormitories onsite in the Volunteer Village or in dormitories off the festival campsite. When you come for one camp only you are invited to bring your own tent to sleep in.

The Volunteer Experience

You will become part of one of our working groups. Each group has a coordinator who is your source for support and information during your stay.

Your coordinator establishes the necessary overview, and is also responsible for planning and scheduling the work of your group. You meet your coordinator in the welcome meeting on the day you arrive to Ängsbacka.

You have the possibility to pick your preferred working group when you fill in the application form. Please keep in mind that this does not mean with 100% certainty that you are actually going to work there. We hope you trust that we are doing our best to synchronize our practical needs with your energy, passion and experience. We ask you to remain flexible and be prepared to occasionally help out in other working groups to support the flow.

During a festival you are most welcome to join the workshop program when you are not working. On non-festival days there are activities for the volunteers to connect, re-connect and to establish the energy to boost the resonance of the festival. Festival or not, you are expected to join our volunteer meetings and sharing every day. Days off, or when you have free time during a workday, can of course be completely devoted to experiencing the festival program, chilling out with friends or resting alone.

Your working meditation takes five hours a day. You can work out with your coordinator if you prefer a morning or an afternoon shift, when such options are available. You are also entitled to have one day off per week. The departure day is also a working day – please bear in mind that you will be expected to help out before lunch, to support us with cleaning and putting things away after the festival.

Upgrade and come as coordinator

Do you wish to develop your leadership skills in a supportive environment? Do you have previous volunteer experience at Ängsbacka? Is so, coordinating a work-group may be the right thing for you.

As a coordinator you are the source of information and structure, you make the schedule and have responsibility for your team. Under guidance of your work-leader, you plan the work. The role gives you an insight into the volunteer and festival organisation as a whole. As a coordinator you pay half the volunteer price.

Responsibility areas include

  • making the schedule
  • mathering the team for sharing
  • daily check-ins with your team
  • being the source of support and information for your team
  • attend coordinator meetings

In this role you can build a functioning team, support a good atmosphere and be a big part in creating an amazing festival!

Click here for prices and dates.


Fanny and Albert
Ängsbacka Volunteer Coordinators

Camp dates and prices – Summer 2017


The camp periods, including arrival and departure dates, make up an essential supporting structure for successful running of our festivals. We ask you to respect this by planning your attendance for the camps accordingly.

Camp Name Dates Price
All summer Volunteer Camp 2 June-13 August 4900 SEK
Pre Camp 2-10 June 800 SEK
Sexsibility Camp 11-19 June 1950 SEK
Midsummer Camp 21-25 June 1300 SEK
No Mind camp 26 June-10 July 2950 SEK
Gen Conference Camp 11-21 July 2450 SEK / 1850 SEK*
Yoga camp 21-30 July 2600 SEK
Tantra camp 30 July-7 August 2250 SEK
Post camp I 7-13 August 600 SEK
Post camp II 14. 22 August 800 SEK

 * We have an 600 SEK discount at the GEN-camp for all citizens from outside of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark). The discount does not apply if you are joining two or more camps.

 


Special offers:

You can choose to apply for joining one or several volunteer camps during the summer period. If you combine two or more camps you will receive a discount on the volunteer fee.

Attend 2 Festival Camps and receive a discount of 20%

attend 3 Festival Camps and receive a discount of 30%

attend 4 Festival Camps and receive a discount of 40% etc.

Please note: This offer does not include Pre camp or Post camp periods.

Own accomodation

Arrange your own accomodation in the village and receive 20% discount.

Get discount as a participant

If you have been a volunteer on a festival and would like to come as a participant for another festival you can book your festival ticket for the Early Bird price. Please note this offer is only available after you have been a volunteer on a festival 2017.

Extended community in Molkom

If you are a part of the extended community in Molkom, you receive 20% discount when you come for one festival and live off-site. When attending several festivals regular prices apply.

Coordinator

Please note that coming as a coordinator requires previous Ängsbacka volunteering experience. Coordinator discount: 50% of the volunteer price.

Come as a coordinator for a period of three festivals (Sexsibility+Midsummer+No Mind or GEN+Yoga+Tantra) and receive a bonus to come as a participant to a fourth festival in 2017 for only 200kr/day.

Welcome to contact us at volunteer (at) angsbacka.se!


Process & payment


Application process

Your application plays a very important role within the structure and functioning of Ängsbacka. This is where you let us know of your prefered working group, tell us about who you are, what you like – and many other things. Please do your best to provide the requested information as it pertains to you. We are seeking clear and concise information to be able to welcome you into our shared experience the best possible way.

 

Applications for the Summer festivals are now open!

Volunteer fee

As a festival volunteer, you are kindly asked to contribute financially – you pay a discounted fee based on the festival ticket price – and contribute with your time and energy in the form of working meditation. The fee includes three beautiful vegetarian meals a day, and a space in the volunteer accommodation on site or off site.

Payment procedure

After we accept your application you will receive a link to register yourself and pay.

Please pay the full amount within 14 days to secure your place.

Your spot in a working group will not be confirmed until we recive your full payment. Some groups are more popular than others, and first priority is given to those who have completed their payments. Remember to include your name and the festival you are paying for.

Booking terms

If you have questions regarding your booking and/or payment, contact us by e-mail at volunteer@angsbacka.se

Cancellation

You can cancel your participation until two weeks before the starting day of the festival camp. Late cancellation requires that a doctor confirms an inability to participate. Upon cancellation, your payment is refunded except the administration fee: 15% of the total booking value. After the start of a festival a refund is no longer possible.

Welcome!

A welcome letter with more detailed information about the volunteer camp is sent out to all volunteers a couple of weeks before the start. Below you can find some general information.

Ängsbacka

Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with participants, workshop leaders and volunteers from all over the world. Therefore please note that the main language is English.

Community

Ängsbacka is not to be defined as an intentional community. Ängsbacka AB is first and foremost a business, ultimately serving the vision of Ängsbacka association.
The residential staff and volunteers that live on site create a community-like atmosphere through working for a shared purpose.

Arrival

Please make sure to stick to our camp dates. By doing so, you greatly support our energetic group dynamics and event operations. We thank you for your understanding and support. The check-in is open on our official arrival day between 15:00 – 18:30. Please arrange your travels accordingly.

Departure

The departure day is a working day! All volunteers are expected to work until lunch, to assist with the clean-up after the festival. Please make sure to check-out directly after lunch between 14:00 – 15:00!

Work Groups

Housekeeping/Decoration
This group takes care of all the spaces of Ängsbacka; cleaning, beautifying and decorating the workshop rooms, participant rooms, bathroom, toilets and the laundry, washing,  folding and ironing. This year there is an additional decoration team with limited spaces for people with experience in the field!

Children’s festival/Child Care
No Mind and Yoga Festival have their owm Children’s festival program. Be a part of creating the fun and magic for the young festival participants.
Child Care is needed throughout the summer; you will tend to one or a couple of children at the time, on a regular basis. Professional  experience is preferred for both these tasks.

Breakfast
This group prepares the delicious breakfast for everyone on site and takes care of the cleanup afterwards. Their shift starts early but allows more time off during the day. Kitchen experience is a plus and those with previous breakfast experience will have priority!

Kitchen
This group prepares the festival’s delicious vegetarian lunches and dinners, supporting the chef with chopping, peeling, stirring, and does parts of the cleaning at the end of the day, including taking out the compost. Those with kitchen experience will have priority!

Salad/Serving
This group prepares salads for the buffé and do the serving of the meals at lunch and dinner.

Garden/Kitchen Assistance
Help out prepare our homegrown vegetables/salads by giving them a wash before they are taken care of by the hands of the kitchen team.

Café & Juice Bar/Baking
These groups work closely and take care of all operations in the Café & Juice Bar – setting up the space, serving costumers at the counter, preparing the delicious coffees, taking care of the dishes and the cleanup after the shift. A baking team takes care of the baking and preparing the cakes and other yummies. People with experience will have priority.

Site/Safety
This group ensures our safety through the festival, with specific attention to fire safety. They keep the fire alive, making sure that the buildings are heated and that there is plenty of wood in store. They all take care of moving/handling furniture, beds, tables etc.

Dishing Team
This group takes care of all the dishes produced by cooking and serving. They ensure a smooth flow and cleanliness of the dishing area and are responsible for some of the cleaning at the end of the day and also for recycling.

Sound and Light
This team is takes the responsibility that all the sound and light equipment functions in all the workshop spaces. They assist the workshop leaders and musicians with their musical needs. Only people with experience will be considered!

Media/Marketing
Our Media Angels take all the wonderful videos and photos to be used later for promotion purposes. They also assist our Marketing Coordinator and the Info Gallery with whatever is needed. Limited spaces. Only people with experience will be considered, subject to a personal interview with our Marketing Coordinator.

Park
This group is responsible for tending to the Ängsbacka Park area. We welcome you who wish to contribute with weeding, planting, watering, taking care of the herbal garden, do the recycling and compost toilets etc.

Vegetable Garden
Although this group is mainly recruited among our long term volunteers you are welcome to apply. The Garden team’s work starts way before the summer to ensure that we have delicious homegrown salad and other vegetables and greens to serve ourselves during the festival times. Longterm volunteers with gardening experience are given priority.

Info-tent/Administration/Assistant
For these groups Ängsbacka experience is required.

Accommodation

Our volunteers sleep in shared spaces in dorms or dorm-tents on and off site, together with 4-6-12-20 beings of all genders. If you would like to be accommodated with beings of your gender, please let us know well in advance. The discount when arranging your own accommodation off site is 20% off the price for selected camp period.

Please bring your own sheet, pillow case, towel and sleeping bag – Ängsbacka can not provide these for volunteers. You might also want to bring an extra towel for the sauna.

Please bring earplugs if you are noise-sensitive or prefer to sleep early – the sound can sometimes be loud in the festival area.

Food

During the festivals we serve a vegetarian diet. If you have allergies, please let us know when you fill in the application form. We offer vegan, lactose free and gluten free alternatives. For practical reasons, we can not cater for other dietary needs/wishes.

Clothing

Please bring suitable clothes for work (depending on your working area) and time off. If you are likely to be cold during the night, bring an extra warm sleeping bag!

Other information

Money. For cash withdrawals, there is a vending machine (ATM) at the grocery store in Molkom about 1.5 miles from Ängsbacka. They also offer cashback service on purchases done with a Swedish bank card.

Shopping. Extra food items, toiletries and other everyday items can be found in Coop Molkom grocery store.

Café. The café at Ängsbacka is a popular hang-out space for our volunteers. You can buy yummy cakes, drinks, sweets, coffee or ice cream. As a volunteer, you have access to a selection of teas as well as filter coffee – for no extra charge.

Sauna. We have a large wood-fire sauna where you have the possibility to relax in the company of new and old friends – an extra towel is a good idea to bring for that.

Find your way here

It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by car, bus or train. Read more about how to find your way here.

Application


Tick the boxes of the camps you want to apply for and press “Sign up!”
If you experienced difficulty when our form was down, we extend our apologies and ask you to send it again.