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Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly campsite team to help us create and run our campsite from 1st August - 2nd September 2020. We need help setting up and running a wonderful campsite with all the facilities (including bar / cafe) you can imagine for performers and visitors to the Edinburgh Festivals. As a volunteer you'll be part of an inclusive and supportive community on-site and can expect to take part in a wide range of tasks.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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10 days

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This was an amazing experience! I recommend the Ed Fest Camping so much. The staff is super friendly, you get to meet people from all around the world and you also have plenty of time to enjoy the Fringe. I'll def be back next year if I can.


New Zealand


Very average. Lots of issues in the beginning made the whole experience just bearable and had me eager to leave. Really hard to plan anything with rosters coming out the night before. A hassle to get into town. Good tents. Good breakfast. Good and bad staff. Hard to make friends coming in half way. I was expecting a very different experience.


Sarah replied

Hi Kate, I’m sorry that it wasn’t the experience that you were expecting. We try really hard to set expectations by sending out pre-arrival information and information related to the campsite, our location, the volunteer programme etc. There are many public transport options to get you into the city centre and this year there was bike hire available at the campsite too. I know that there was a miscommunication between you and our colleague that meant your stay started on the wrong foot (we weren't prepared for your arrival on that day) but we hope that you enjoyed it and made some lifelong friends.

We spend the whole year planning for this project and we work really hard to ensure that our staff, volunteers and customers all have an amazing experience. A great amount of that time is spent focusing on the improvement and continuation of our volunteer programme and we have consciously made the volunteer experience one of the fundamental elements of our campsite. Our staff is made up of backpackers and world travellers who have had amazing volunteering experiences elsewhere. This is our way of giving back by offering a volunteer programme that we're proud of.

We hope you have amazing adventures in 2020 and thanks again for your help and feedback - all the best x



My time in The Festival Camping Ninja was really good, almost perfect!
My time there was amazing, I could meet people from different part of the world and the environment between us was the best!
All the people in the staff were excellent persons who we had fun with almost every day!
The tasks in the job were really easy, considering you had partners you work and have fun at the same time!

If I can go back someday, I will do it!

Cheers Ninjas!




One of the best experiences of my life, great vibe at the campsite and with the team. Accurate job description, and also job rotation, so you can have the full experience. I would definitely recommend you to grab this opportunity, and I’ll be there next year if I can!




I had a great time! Really lovely people, a great festival to visit, and comfortable dry tents, even in floods! The work was kept to strictly four hours, and was always reasonable. I would definitely recommend, especially because the festival is amazing.


Sarah replied

Thanks Megs, we absolutely loved having you! You are hard working, easy to communicate with and we appreciated your experience and confidence in checking in and dealing with customers. I have written to Worldpackers to ensure we can give you the full 5* review that you deserve! Thank you so much for your help and good luck with your future adventures! x

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