Volunteering at Return to Nature


Our Sponsors & Partners


This free event has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England and the Postcode Community Trust.

Forward! Arts are working with an array of Birmingham based partners including Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, Birmingham City University, The Gap, Artefact, The Wildlife Trust, Birmingham Trees for Life, ecobirmingham, Food Forest Brum, The Real Junk Food Project, Inter Yoga, Hall Green Arts Forum, Arts in the yard, Erdington Arts Forum, Holders Wood Conservation Group, Friends of the Fields, Edan Sound, Let's Grow Together, Listening Sessions, Shanty Town.

Do you want to help save the planet one festival at a time?!


We are looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people on green issues.


Our volunteers support Return to Nature and help event goers to get the most out of their day. If you’d like to get involved with the event, see behind the scenes, gain valuable experience for your CV, and help us to make Return to Nature truly special, then you can apply to join our team of volunteers.


Our volunteers get involved with all sorts of tasks including:

  • Providing information including directions, facilities, and performances, to ensure the festival goers have the best time possible.

  • Being proactive and alert to any potential problems e.g. a build-up of litter or faulty facilities.

  • Promoting crime awareness and crime prevention to the public.

  • Working with onsite teams to ensure medical, fire and security issues are dealt with promptly and safely.

  • Helping to monitor crowd safety.

  • Assisting the public to create an environment where they feel safe.

  • Manning the Information Point and Lost Children Point.

  • Managing workshop bookings.


The event is taking place on 14th September and we have two shifts available:

  • 10.30am - 3.30pm

  • 3.00pm - 8.30pm


If you’d like to apply to be a festival volunteer then please complete the attached form and return it via email to contact@forwardarts.co.uk

If you’d like to find out more information about volunteering at Return to Nature, please email the team at contact@forwardarts.co.uk