Volunteer application 2019
Welcome to Wonderfruit - a celebration of art, music and ideas to inspire positive impact.

Through a range of initiatives, Wonderfruit is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and encouraging others to follow suit. It is in this spirit of teamwork that we appeal for volunteers; we are looking for individuals with a passion for the arts, events and sustainability.

Our enthusiastic, outgoing volunteers are the face of Wonderfruit, contributing greatly to the overall guest experience and efficiency at Wonderfruit. There are a lot of exciting opportunities for volunteers in a range of departments; if you’re interested in being part of the team, please read the following info and guidelines before applying via the form below.

Forms must be submitted before the deadline of 18 October 2019 and only selected applicants will be notified before 5 November 2019.


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1. Read through all of the information and requirements.
2. Fill out the Wonderfruit​ volunteer application. Please ensure you provide a valid email address - this is how you will be contacted between now and the festival.
3. You MUST purchase a 4-day General Admission pass. Our volunteers are an essential part of Wonderfruit and we ask for a refundable deposit as assurance of commitment to the event. All selected applicants must confirm their commitment by purchasing their ticket in advance.

Note: Once you have successfully fulfilled your volunteer duties, the amount you have paid for the general admission ticket will be refunded to you. Please remember to check with your volunteer manager on the steps to receive your refund. Refund will only be provided on site. We will not be able to refund you after you have left the site.


Please read the volunteer rules, information and terms & conditions thoroughly before submitting an application. In filling out the following application form, you confirm you have read and understood the information and agree to abide by the rules and regulations.

- All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, no exceptions.
- Volunteers receive no monetary compensation for their services.
- Accepted volunteers must purchase a full 4-day ticket (and provide proof of purchase), which will be refunded after completion of all duties at the event.
- Volunteer tickets are non­transferable.
- Volunteers must be on time to all assigned shifts.
- Volunteers are required to abide by all health and safety regulations.
- Volunteers are required to wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing to all shifts.
- Any protective equipment that is assigned for a particular task must be used.
- Volunteers are required to attend a training session at the beginning of the live dates. Information will be provided to successful applicants.
- Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
- If you are caught under the influence of drugs or alcohol, stealing, behaving improperly or passing your wristband during your shift, we will forfeit your deposit and you will lose your access to the festival.


Wonderfruit is a 24-hour festival and shifts will be apportioned throughout the day and night. Staff are required to arrive for work punctually, well rested, sober and prepared for the assigned task and the weather.

Volunteers are expected to arrive for their shift fed and encouraged to come armed with snacks and water. It is very important to leave a positive impression on all Wonderfruit guests and staying well ­fuelled is crucial.

One meal will be provided per 6-hour shift and two meals will be provided for a 12­-hour shift, as well as plenty of water re­fills. We can only accommodate standard meat or vegetarian meals and our kitchen cannot guarantee vegan or wheat/gluten-free meals. Volunteers are responsible for their own on­-shift snacks and all off-­duty meals.

Shared camping accommodation will be provided for volunteers on site. If you volunteer pre-event and camping is not available, shared hotel/dorm facilities will be provided.

What to wear
The weather in Thailand in December can fluctuate and it’s essential to prepare for weather contingencies from scorching midday heat, cooler nighttime temperatures and even the possibility of rain. Waterproofs, extra layers, sunscreen, sun hat and bug spray are all useful essentials.

What are the shifts like?
Pre-event, volunteers will work a minimum of 24 total hours divided into four (4) 6-hour shifts between 1 and 11 December 2019. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to each assigned shift. All pre-festival volunteers will be done with their work requirements before the festival begins. These positions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. During the festival, (12-16 December) volunteers will work a minimum of 18 total hours divided into three (3) 6-hour shifts and should also plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to each assigned shift. All during-festival volunteers will work at least one morning shift and one late night shift to ensure that everyone works equal time and that schedules are balanced. Shifts are subject to change.


Where will I be working? Can I choose where I will be placed?
Shifts in each department are based on placement considerations. Additional shifts may open up closer to the festival if/when someone cancels.

Why do I have to pay a deposit?
We want to provide you with a valuable, worthwhile experience. In order to plan an awesome experience, we take a deposit to ensure that volunteers will show up on time and do the jobs that they agreed to do. If you show up on time, follow the rules, and work diligently on the tasks assigned to you, your deposit will be returned.

What are the perks of being a Wonderfruit volunteer?
Enjoy the festival at your leisure outside of your work shifts.
Get an insight into the inner workings of ​Wonderfruit.
Have an awesome experience and meet cool people.

My bestie is also volunteering. Can you coordinate our shifts?
When you and your friend fill out your applications, be sure to indicate each other’s names. Keep in mind that with so many volunteers and many varied needs, we cannot guarantee that you will share assignments with your friends, but we will certainly try.

When do I show up for my shift?
Please arrive 30 minutes before your assigned volunteer shift begins and be ready to work. As we get closer to the event, additional details will be sent about checking in for your shifts.

What if I have to cancel?
If you need to cancel, be sure to do so via email to volunteer@wonderfruit.co by October 30, 2019

How can I ensure that I get on my preferred volunteer crew?
There are no guarantees of placements. If you have special skills that would make you a better fit for a certain crew, please note that on the application. We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to lend a helping hand.

Is transportation or accommodation provided?
No. All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the festival. There is shared on-site camping provided for volunteers.

I can’t commit to be a fully-fledged volunteer, but I’d still like to help out for a few hours. Can I do that?
We appreciate the offer, but for the sake of continuity we need volunteers who can commit to working 18 hours.

If your question is not answered in these FAQs, please email ​volunteer@wonderfruit.co


- I understand that I am applying to be a volunteer at ​Wonderfruit (“Event”), for which I will receive no compensation.
- I understand that there is no guarantee that I will be selected to be a volunteer at the Event.
- I am currently over the age of 18 or will be over the age of 18 by ​12 December 2019
- I attest to the truth of all statements made in my application.
- I understand that the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances before or while on duty is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal from Wonderfruit​, repossession of all credentials, forfeiture of deposit, and removal from the festival grounds.
- I understand that if I violate any event rule, I will not be compensated for the ticket I purchase (as my deposit).
- I am volunteering at my own risk. "The Event" will not be responsible for any loss or damage property
- I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand these terms and conditions.

Ready? Let's go.

Live. Love. Wonder.
Email address *
Name *
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Mobile number *
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Age *
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Nationality *
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Address (please include country) *
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Preferred language/s (besides English) *
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Have you purchased your General Admission ticket? (You must have a valid General Admission ticket in order to be eligible for consideration as a volunteer)
Applying with a friend? Please note their name and we’ll do our best to coordinate your shifts
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Have you been to Wonderfruit before? *
Have you volunteered at Wonderfruit before? *
If so, what did you do? Provide as much information as possible
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Have you volunteered at another festival before? *
If so, tell us where and what you did.
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What is your strong suit? Tell us your skills/interests
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Please specify when you’re available period (you can select more than one choices) *
Wonderfruit volunteers are required to work a minimum of 4 x 4-hour shifts and max 3 x 6 hour shifts (16-18 hours) *
Volunteer positions for Wonderfruit may involve long periods of standing or walking, though seating will be available where possible. In addition, volunteers must recognize that Wonderfruit is an open-air event. Therefore, there is an inherent risk of injury from crowd traffic, uneven ground surfaces, insects, weather conditions and other festival related activities. Wonderfruit continually strives to reduce such risks and asks that all volunteers follow safety rules and instructions that have been designed for their safety. *
I, the above listed Volunteer, desire to work as a volunteer for Wonderfruit and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer for the assigned role. I hereby voluntarily execute this Volunteer waiver and agree to the following statements. *
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