volunteers wanted

We can’t organise Brainwash festival without volunteers. Every year nearly one hundred volunteers make our festival possible! Also, volunteering at Brainwash is a great way to get a look behind the scenes of a festival.

what to expect?

As a volunteer you will be working as a host, ticket scanner or audience support at one of our locations. In exchange for your help you will get, besides a nice experience, free access to the festival program and afterparty. Of course lunch or/and dinner will also be provided. 

Brainwash festival is the biggest annual think festival of the Netherland and Belgium. Philosophers, scientists and theatrical performers provide 60 different programmes in which they search for answers on the questions of current times. The festival will take place on the 27th of October 2024 at different venues around Leidseplein in Amsterdam (Melkweg, Paradiso, De Balie, Bellevue and Club Up). There is also supporting programme on the 24th and 26th of October. 

Would you like to be part of the festival? Then we are looking for you! 

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how can you help?

central festivalday (october 27th)

As a volunteer at Brainwash you can work 1 or 2 shifts. You can choose between 2 timeslots for these shifts:

Slot 1: 11:00 – 17:30
Slot 2: 16:30 – 22:00 

These timeslots are just an indication in which time period your shift will take place. The definite start and end times of your shift will be pinpointed later.  


opening & festival bookclubs (october 24th & 26th)

Part of the program will take place on Thursday evening and Saturday. Therefore, we are also looking for volunteers who can help on October 24th or 26th, in addition to the main festival day on October 27th.

join the brainwash team!

Would you like to volunteer? You can apply via this form. In the form you can let us know what shift you prefer. In September we will contact you to finalise the schedule. Please put the date in your calendar after your application because we can definitely use your help!

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If you have any questions please send them to vrijwilliger@brainwashfestival.nl