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Volunteers' Real Stories

See how members have become part of the CAMRA story by volunteering….

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

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 over 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.

8. Using my skills

“I’m one of 60+ members –  the Managers, Deputies and Permanents who help make the Great British Beer Festival run successfully”. Graham, Portsmouth

CAMRA offers training for Beer Festival Organisers and Bar Managers – a great way to develop and use skills.

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. A warm welcome

“I became Editor for my local Branch Magazine in 2020. I’ve always enjoyed writing and realised  incorporating my existing illustration and graphic design skills would be a great way to help CAMRA.  I had no previous experience in this role but my fellow branch members were all very friendly and incredibly enthusiastic about me joining the team.”

Matt, Maidenhead.

There are so many different opportunities at Branch level – whatever skills you have, or time available…..

Start your volunteer journey with CAMRA and be part of our story….