Rob founded the not-for-profit My Cause UK with a vision of providing festival organisers an ethical way to staff events. My Cause UK empowers volunteers to raise money for a charity of their choice, whilst attending festivals for free. In just 5 years volunteers have raised £150K for charities such as Mind, WWF & Crisis by providing stewards, gates teams, eco-bond services & lost property support to events such as Boomtown, Boardmasters, Shambala, BST & many more. In 2018 My Causes’ sister company, “Ethical Staffing” was born to provide the additional option of paid staffing teams to work alongside or independently of volunteers for roles that require specific training for box offices, cash handling, car-parking, bar management & more!
This panel will focus on the recruitment and management of volunteers at festivals- how to incentivise and work with them, retention and the legal perspective.
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