Liftshare and Oxfam enter festival car share partnership

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Liftshare and global charity Oxfam’s festivals team have announced a partnership that will provide car share schemes to their volunteers throughout the 2015 festival season.

Oxfam Stewards provide a professional stewarding service at many of the UK’s largest and most popular music festivals. Stewards fulfil roles such as ticket-checking, wrist-banding, fire-towers, information points, arena and campsite patrols to help ensure the safety and well-being of festival goers, and the smooth-running of the festival.

Oxfam festival campaigners talk with festival-goers about Oxfam’s work and the current campaign. They all volunteer their time, representing Oxfam to both festival organisers and festival-goers, in exchange for entry to the festivals. And they are free to enjoy themselves between shifts.

Stewards can volunteer at a wide range of festivals across the country, starting with Bearded Theory before moving through the likes of Glastonbury, Latitude, Boardmasters, Tramlines, Shambala, Leeds/Reading and Bestival. It’s a great way to see a side of festivals the general public don’t usually see, while learning new skills and helping Oxfam raise money for its ongoing charity work.

Liftshare is on hand throughout the entire Oxfam festival season to offer volunteers a platform to arrange car shares with other volunteers. Not only does this help drivers and passengers save money, they can also socialise on the road and reduce the amount of carbon being spent on the journey.

All festival goers are encouraged to search for lifts or offer up their spare seats using  Liftshare, and download either the site’s free Android or iOS apps to gain access to cashless payments, in-app messaging and more great features designed to take the hassle out of shared travel.

Be sure to check out Liftshare if you are taking part in Oxfam Stewarding or Oxfam Festival Campaigning this year, and don’t be afraid to ask our friendly team any questions you have about car sharing –

We’ll have more on Oxfam Stewards throughout the year. Stay tuned.

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