All Year Round

We’re happy to say that the Circles who make up the big Burning Nest organisational family are ever-changing, evolving and growing. This means we’re always on the lookout for fresh blood – whether you’re an old hand at something, or always wanted to try it and think you could pick it (with guidance, of course!), volunteering with Burning Nest is rewarding and fun!

Our current vacancies are below (click on them to send an email), but if you want to lend a hand in ways not listed here, please get in touch with us at vols@burningnest.co.uk.

Department of Propaganda (Comms)

Our Comms Circle is vital in transmitting information from Nestlings to Core, and from Core to Nestlings! If you have an interest in social media, marketing, customer service or creative writing, we want you for our Comms Circle.

Experience of WordPress and Mailchimp would be great, but enthusiasm and the ability to learn is just as important. If you think you could bring a fresh voice to Nest, speak up!

Department of Public Works (DPW)

DPW is the Circle that Gets Things Done. They are responsible for placement of theme camps, organising lighting, power, toilets, accessibility… if you have a passion for logistics, are highly organised, but not afraid to get hands-on when needed, DPW want you!

We especially want people for Lighting and Power – if that sounds like you, get in touch!

Edge of Chaos

Edge of Chaos Department is primarily concerned with legal compliance (think licensing, insurance, sound management) and overseeing risk management and health & safety. They also train and oversee the Rangers/Site Leads on site and contract Medical and Security Personnel. They employ safety first ahead of time so nestlings can go around shouting ‘safety third’ during the event and not get hurt! They are often the face of Nest to the council, site, and other authorities. They try to imagine, plan, and manage risks to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable event while allowing for the free spirit of the Burn to shine bright. Read more about the role here.

Leave A Better Trace (LBT)

While “Leave No Trace” is a core principle of ours, we want to go one step further, and leave our beautiful site better than when we found it. We are looking for 2 volunteers in the lead up to Nest, and a motivated team to support LBT initiatives and responsibilities during the event.


Do you enjoy a good spreadsheet (or even a bad one)? Have a finance background, or at least know your way around a P&I? Are you organised, and love ticking things off your to-do-list? Then we want you for our Finance circle!


As we’ve recently expanded capacity, we now need a super special human to help us co-ordinate the actual ticket sales!
Mailchimp & Quicket experience is desirable, but certainly more important is a willingness to get stuck in and get the job done. Organisation, admin and computer skills are required, along with a decent internet connection.


We need some help planning and designing our space! If you have a flair for decorating and some ideas on how to best use our Glade to its full potential as part of the Arts Circle, get in touch.

Anything else?

We are always looking for capable, knowledgeable people to join us at Nest HQ. Maybe you have experience from running other Burns, or you have a particular set of skills that could help our event run smoothly? If so, get in touch!