10 great reasons to volunteer
1. Helping Shape the Campaign
“Being on the Commercial & Communications Committee gives me a great insight into how things work, including the production of the Good Beer Guide”. Sarah, elected to the National Executive 2020
All CAMRA members are encouraged to get involved nationally, regionally and locally – to help shape the Campaign and share interests.
2. The CAMRAderie
“I get a massive sense of belonging and feel proud and honoured to be part of the CAMRA ‘family’. I’m able to work alongside like-minded people to achieve a common aim – the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime” Katherine, Derby
Whether you’re a new member or been with us a while – you’ll always find a friendly face (and a beer lover!) when you volunteer with CAMRA.
3. The beer festival buzz!
Being part of a great team – helping sell amazing beer to beer lovers (we sold out of 60 real ales on the first day!) Nora
Discover all the fun of a festival from behind the scenes (and the bar!) & enjoy benefits including beer……
4. Improving my beer knowledge
“I’ve been part of CAMRA’s tasting panels since they were set-up in 1989. During this time I have met some incredibly knowledgeable people and tasted many fantastic beers. Great fun!”. Kathy, Cambridgeshire.
Find out about our Tasting Panels and how you could help select the next Champion Beer of Britain….
5. Helping save pubs
“We’re all committed to preserving and growing our pubs – we work together for a common goal” Mike, Herefordshire
For 50 years CAMRA has been championing real ale and pubs – get involved with others near you to help the local survive.
6. Getting out and about
“As a Brewery Liaison Officer and a branch committee member, I survey pubs for our Mild Trail, Stout & Porter Stroll and IPA Hop. I also deliver around 200 of our ‘Nottingham Drinkers’ magazine”. Colin, Nottingham
Get to know your neighbourhood and meet others who share your passion for real ale, cider and perry. It may involve visiting pubs!
7. It’s easy to do
“CAMRA make it really easy to start volunteering, with heaps of resources and lots of support from existing committee members”. Tom, Somerset
Whether you’re already a seasoned campaigner, a social media whizz or an excellent communicator – there are opportunities to suit all at local, regional and national level.
9. Invaluable experience
“My volunteering in wet stock logistics and getting trained in fork lift driving has proved invaluable – it led to a new job where I’m using those specific skills”. James, Shropshire
Volunteering looks great on your CV and can provide fantastic experience to advance your career – just as James has found.
10. The benefits
“It’s a really friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and it’s now part of who I am. I cannot put into words how much I enjoy stewarding at festivals. The benefits are so much better than I could have hoped for. Try it for yourself and see!” Flick, Grantham
CAMRA festivals are staffed entirely by volunteers. As a festival steward you’ll help ensure everyone feels safe – and the training gives you an industry-recognised qualification.