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DBS - Disclosure and Barring Service


At Fest Buddies we recommend volunteers have a current and valid Basic DBS certificate. It helps us attract the bests festivals, ensures you are safe and allows us to help with a variety of roles you will be able to cover to support the festival. However this is not compulsory unless the festival requests it or the role requires it. 


What are the benefits to you:

• It’s a government recognised document

• Its proof that you have a clean criminal record

• Its opens up opportunities for your employability

• It can be referenced alongside a good CV and other identification when applying for jobs

• Good for prospective employment and needed if working with children or vulnerable groups

• Looks good on the CV

The DBS certificate can be obtained usually within 10 working days and lasts 3 years. We have listed above some details and benefits but for more information go to the official government website - click below. Please note the current cost is £23 to obtain a basic certificate.

You may be asked to produce this along with identification on the day you arrive at the festival


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