This summer our amazing volunteer campaigners have been spreading the word about our Ending Poverty Starts with Women campaign at the biggest music events across the island of Ireland.
We’re aiming to get 10,000 people north and south to add their voice to our call for greater government support for projects that support women to stand up for their rights, become leaders in their communities and change the attitudes that result in domestic violence against women.
If you’ve ever spoken to our campaigners in a (probably muddy!) field at a music event, you’ll know the team is made up of passionate, energetic and fun-loving volunteers who love talking to lots of different people all over the festival site about important issues in a fun and interactive way.
Thousands of music fans have shown their support for women’s rights and joined our global movement for change at events from Sunflowerfest to Tennent’s Vital, StrawberryFest to Electric Picnic, Phoenix Park to Marlay Park and Belfast Mela to Belsonic.
We’ve also raised vital funds for our work with communities overseas thanks to our team of volunteer stewards, who help to protect public safety, direct festival-goers and answer questions. In return, the event organisers give a donation to Oxfam.
Our brilliant team of stewards not only raised thousands to support people affected by poverty and injustice, but also got to see acts like Westlife, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses, Snow Patrol, Kasabian and many more.
In 2013 we’ll be bringing Oxfam to the festivals again and we need more volunteers to help us. In return you’ll have fun meeting the public, making new friends with fellow volunteers and gaining free access to some of Ireland's biggest music events.