Volunteer and Crew Information for 2024

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No volunteers, no Monument Festival. Thank you ❤️ We will for sure have an amazing time together in Veggli!

Remember that your behaviour sets the tone for the festival. Your most important job is to be warm and inclusive.

Before the festival

  1. By March 31st: Sign up.
  2. By March 31st: We assign you one team. We try as best we can to give you one among the ones you select, but we have to prioritise filling critical roles.
  3. April 15st: Shift selection is launched for teams working during the festival (August 1st to August 4th).
  4. April 24th: Shift selection deadline.
  5. June 11th: Digital meeting with everyone involved in the festival.
  6. Book a spot on the volunteer bus. More info to come.
  7. Join the volunteers & crew WhatsApp group. It will be used for informal information and questions during the festival. More info to come.
  8. Download the Bloomerang Volunteer app. You can get it from Google Play or App Store. We will use it to check you in to your shifts and for safety-related information.
  9. Check the list of prohibited items and the packing list. In 2022 it was 5 degrees celsius during the night, so bring proper warm clothes, just in case.

Shift selection guidelines

  • Your selected shifts are the ones you get. They are not just a list of wishes where some of them will be approved by Monument organisers. In other words, when you are signed up to a shift, we count on you to show up, so make sure to only be signed up to shifts you intend on taking.
  • Before the festival, July 29th to August 1st: 3x or 4x 8-hour shifts.
  • During the festival, August 1st to August 4th: 2x 6-hour shifts. Approximately. Some shifts can be shorter and that’s ok. Strive to take one early and one late shift. Nobody should need to take two late shifts. The shifts are given tags to indicate whether they count as “early” or “late”.
A map of the festival area.

Arrival

Volunteer buses from Oslo to Veggli

  • Thursday 01.08, 10:00.
  • Thursday 01.08, 16:00.

The buses leave from the parking space in front of the main entrance to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet. Make sure to be there 30 minutes in advance for efficient check-in, so the bus can leave on time.

Other traveling options are at your own responsibility and cost.

More info on booking a spot will come soon.

Helping with the build-up?

Are you going to help set up the festival before it starts, you should generally plan to arrive on site by 12:00 on Monday July 29th. Teams may have different working hours, so please double check the arrival time with your team leader.

Suggested travel options:

  • Public transportation: Train from Oslo to Kongsberg, then bus from Kongsberg to Risteigen. https://entur.no/ is helpful.
  • Car pooling: Closer to the festival, we will make a “festival transportation thread” in the MNMT Family Group on Facebook and set up a WhatsApp group for all volunteers which can be used to organise car pooling.

To do on arrival

  1. Wednesday 31st and earlier: Check in at the info desk (6 on the map).
  2. Thursday 1st and later: Check in at the parking area (2 on the map).
  3. Baggage check (4 on the map). Make sure not to bring any prohibited items (see below).
  4. Put up your tent, campervan or other sleeping option. If you have rented a lavvo, the Info desk (5 on the map) will guide you.

Departure

Volunteer buses from Veggli to Oslo

  • Monday 05.08, 12:00.
  • Tuesday 06.08, 12:00 (only for people who have a spot on the clean-up shift on Monday).

The buses leave from the entrance to the festival parking lot.

Other options are at your own responsibility and cost.

More info on booking a spot will come soon.

Accomodation

You need to bring your own tent, find someone to share a tent with, or purchase one of our glamping options.

Car parking

As a volunteer, you still need to purchase a parking ticket if you bring your car. This is because we only have a limited number of parking spots, and want to encourage everyone to use public transportation for environmental reasons. Please try to make use of our free volunteer/crew bus service or use public transportation if you can’t. If you absolutely have to come by car, make sure you fill it up with passengers.

Communication

For communicating during the festival, we will use the volunteers & crew WhatsApp group. The team leaders may also make separate groups per team, to avoid every single detailed question being squished into a single big chat.

Volunteer barbeque, merch and training

Thursday 1st at 13:30 we organize a barbeque for all volunteers. We highly encourage you to join! We will all meet, greet and eat. Some general information about the festival will also be given.

In addition, at the barbeque, you will get the chance to buy this year’s merch for half the price. Just saying.

12:00 on Friday 4th there will be team-wise training sessions.

Volunteer area and meals

At the volunteer area (6 on the map), you can get coffee, tea and meet other volunteers. All meals are also served here—breakfast, lunch and dinner. Note that all the hot meals for crew and volunteers are vegetarian.

  • Build up: You get all meals every day during the setup period.
  • During: You get one meal per shift. Which meals you get is specified on your shifts in Bloomerang.

Meals are served at set times.

  • Breakfast: 08:00–10:00
  • Lunch: 13:30–15:00
  • Dinner: 19:00–20:30

Shift routines

15 minutes before your shift, show up at the shift location specified in Bloomerang to check in with your shift leader. If you are not sure where to meet up, approach the Info desk.

If you cannot make your shift, inform your team leader as soon as possible. Sudden absence from your responsibilities is going to cause an impact on others.

Always wear your volunteer button (or other outfit decided by your team leader) while on a shift so guests know you are working.

Be friendly. Smile. Don’t run. Be sober. Be respectful towards everyone. If you see prohibited items, report to security. Pick up litter. 

Health and safety

Before going to the festival, if you’re not well, contact your team leader and stay at home if required.

Make sure you know the health and safety rules, attend training and ask your team leader if you have any questions. 

If you observe any inappropriate behavior, drug abuse and sexual harassment report to your team leader or one of the professional security guards immediately.

In the case of an emergency, follow the instructions and guide everyone to the emergency gathering point (18 on the map).

Help anyone in need, and contact Medic for support (phone number below).

Prohibited items

  • Alcoholic drinks + other liquids (you can fill your water bottle several places at the festival and also buy lots of stuff to drink from the bars)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drugs/illegal substances
  • Animals/pets
  • Glass objects (bottles, glasses etc.)
  • Burners (primus, gas canisters etc.)
  • Spray paint
  • Megaphones and other noisy objects
  • Drones
  • Umbrellas and other pointy objects
  • Sound systems/loudspeakers/ghetto blasters

Please note: It is a part of our policy that no outside drinks are allowed into the festival. And beverages may only be purchased from our bar. This means they are restricted to the festival area only and no drinks are allowed in the camping area.

Lost and found

Deliver lost & found items to the Info desk.

Clean-up and after-party

On Monday August 5th we clean up the entire festival area apart from the Haven area. When every single trace of us is gone, all volunteers who have helped cleaning are invited to an after-party to celebrate what we have created together! 

To help with clean-up, sign up to the “Full festival clean-up” shift. You _need_ a spot on this shift to be allowed to help with clean-up and join the after-party. This shift is in addition to the required 2-3 shifts before or during the festival.

Opening hours

AreaThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Main stageClosed12:00-03:0012:00-03:0012:00-01:00
Haven stage16:00–00:0010:00-04:0010:00-04:0010:00-20:00
Volunteer area08:00-03:0008:00-03:0008:00-03:0008:00-03:00
Parking15:00-22:0010:00-22:0010:00-18:00Departure only
Hot showers14:00-20:0010:00-20:0010:00-20:0010:00-20:00
Cold showers24/724/724/724/7
Info desk12:00-22:0010:00-22:0010:00-22:0010:00-22:00
First aid24/724/724/724/7

Contact information

WhoAreaPhone
HallvardHealth and safety+4797580369
JosefMedic / first aid+4746663966
MartinVolunteers+4798842616
Lost and found

For questions regarding your shifts and tasks, contact your team leader ☀️

More information

See the general information page: https://festival.mnmt.no/information-2024/