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We are now taking applications for volunteering at BGG 2022. If you’d like to get involved please fill in the application form.

Belper Goes Green is organised and run by Transition Belper. To keep costs to a minimum and to involve the local community, the festival is run entirely by volunteers – from the person who greets you on the gate, to the artists bringing the festival alive with their music and poetry. This is part of what makes it such a special event. The organising committee are volunteers too – a small team who work hard all year round to bring the festival to life and make it as fun, entertaining and inspiring as we possibly can!

How can I volunteer?


First and foremost we need stewards to ensure the safety of the site for visitors. Stewards are responsible for tasks such as site safety, setting up and packing down the event, gate monitoring, looking after the public and monitoring recycling. Please apply by clicking on the Steward Application button at the bottom of this page. Please note that volunteers who are under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Talks, workshops and activities

If you’d like to deliver a talk, workshop or activity that relates to the ethos of the festival then we’d love to hear from you. Please apply by clicking on the Talk/Workshop Application button which will soon be available at the bottom of this page.

If you need a stall or gazebo pitch to run your activity from, then this will be free of charge as long as you’re not trading, and you should apply via the stall booking page.

If you’d like to discuss your idea before applying then please email:

Wellbeing area

If you are a wellbeing related business then you may wish to offer a talk, demo or therapy as part of the wellbeing programme. If this is the case, please contact to discuss your requirements before booking.

Toy Library 

You can also support us by helping out with the Derbyshire Toy Libraries’ ‘Pop up play kidz zone’.


If you’d like to volunteer to play music, perform spoken word, or provide entertainment in any other way then please get in touch with Richard Bett on: 07871 240 179 or at sending links to your music or performance videos where possible.

How do we reward our volunteers?

Apart from earning a lovely warm fuzzy feeling for helping out, for every two hours worked, volunteers earn refreshment vouchers which can be spent on food or soft drinks.

Applications will reopen very soon ready for our 2022 event.