Volunteer at a beer festival
Most CAMRA festivals are looking for help and usually no experience is necessary. You can do anything from volunteering for a few hours to getting involved in the planning and maybe managing a section. And it’s not all about serving beer and cider. There is front of house, glasses, membership, products and even sometimes games and catering.
Contact any of the local festivals listed in the pages in What’s Brewing or visit www.camra.org.uk/beerfestivals
There are CAMRA beer festivals happening most weeks of the year.
Work at a national beer festival
Again, you don’t need any experience to help at one of CAMRA’s national events. These include the Great British Beer Festival in London in August and the National Winter Ales Festival, which takes place in the first two months in the year and the venue varies. You could also volunteer to help at CAMRA’s Members’ Weekend, which incorporates the AGM and Conference and always has a beer festival. Venues vary from year to year. Look out for more details in What’s Brewing or on CAMRA’s website.
Join a Beer Festival Committee
Anything from looking after beer to selling sponsorship! Contact your local beer festival. For a full list see: www.camra.org.uk/yearofbeer