About Oerol

Oerol Volunteers

Do you want to contribute to Oerol and experience the festival in a unique way? Register as a volunteer for Oerol 2021!

The Oerol festival has been cancelled due to Corona. We hope to welcome you to Oerol 2022 again!

Volunteer at Oerol: this is how it works

This page contains all of the information about what it means to be a volunteer. Read it carefully and register at the button way down below this page.

This year Oerol takes place from June 11 until June 20 on the beautiful island Terschelling. The build-up period starts on Monday May 31 and the break-down period runs until Wednesday June 23. We are looking for volunteers for the whole period! You can choose for how long and for which period you want to register.

To limit movements at the campsites and within teams as much as possible, you can register for a fixed period (with the exception of the build-up and break-down period). You always arrive the day before your first working day and leave the day after your last working day.

The periods are:

  • Weekend 1 - 11 to 13 June - You will then arrive on June 10 and depart on June 14.
  • Weekend 2 - 18 to 20 June - You will then arrive on June 17 and depart on June 21.

There is no difference between the two weekends in terms of activities.

  • Week - June 14 to 20 - You will arrive on June 13 and depart on June 21.
  • Oerol - 11 to 20 June - You arrive on June 10 and depart on June 21.

As mentioned, you can also choose to help with the build-up and break-down of the festival. There are no fixed periods here and you can indicate when you arrive or leave.

As a volunteer you work approximately 7 hours a day. Because the festival is from early in the morning to late at night, your working hours are very varied. But there is still more than enough time left to enjoy the festival and the island in addition to your shift.

In exchange for your efforts you will receive from Oerol

  • a free camping pitch,
  • an admission band (which also gives you access to The Imaginary Island),
  • a nice lunch and dinner on the days you work,
  • discount on drinks in the backstage café,
  • an Oerol crew shirt,
  • 50% discount on your bike rental.

During a normal festival we can always offer you a discount on tickets for the performances. This year will be different, due to the limited capacity and the fact that everything will be pre-sold. This also depends on the measures that will be in place by then. We will do our best for you and will keep you informed!

And just as important: as a volunteer, you work in a close-knit team, you meet many new fun people, you get a look behind the scenes and you have plenty of time to fully immerse yourself in all the beauty that Oerol has to offer.

Travel and Stay at Oerol

We will book your camping spot on Terschelling on the days you will be working (from the day you arrive until the day you leave) at one of the campsites listed below. We book a place without electricity.

Please note: these camping spots are meant for small tents (2 to 3 people). Unfortunately, there is no room for large tents.

The campsites where you can stay during Oerol:

  • Camping Swartduin, (Staatsbosbeheer)

Staatsbosbeheer Camping in West-Terschelling. Cozy, small. At night a campfire is lit on the volunteer field. Nice spot if you work at the Betonning.

  • Camping Cnossen

As Oerol, we have a few places on this campsite, not a separate volunteer field. Quiet campsite.

  • Camping De Kooi

Large camping, centrally located. No separate volunteer field, as a volunteer you will stand between the other guests. Nice place if you have the need for some privacy or if you want to be on a campsite together with a group of friends.

  • Camping Terpstra

Centrally located at Terschelling’s main road. A pleasantly busy campsite with one large volunteer field. If you have the need for some peace and quiet, we recommend you to choose another campsite.


  • Camping Nieuw Formerum

Centrally located against the edge of the forest and dunes. There is a special field for volunteers (same as last year). In previous years the number of volunteers who wanted to be on this site was larger than the number of available spots. So, keep in mind that there is a good chance that we cannot place you on this campsite.

  • Camping Appelhof

Fun camping. During Oerol there are no big groups of partying youngsters, but it is a relatively quiet campsite. All of the volunteer tents will be grouped together here as well.

In the registration form you can indicate which campsite you prefer.


To arrive at Terschelling you take the ferry from Harlingen Haven. You can book the ferry via www.rederij-doeksen.nl. The costs of the passage are for your own expenses. You can change the date and time of your ferry ticket if necessary, as long as you do this before the booked ferry has departed.

Functions and registrations
There are different volunteer functions to which you can give your preference. You can roughly subdivide these functions into public-related functions, backstage functions and coordinating functions.

Read all function descriptions carefully and consider which team you prefer before filling in the application form. We would like to assign you to the team that suits you best!

It is not possible to combine different functions with each other (with the exception of build-up/break-down).

Functions and registrations

There are different volunteer functions to which you can give your preference. You can roughly subdivide these functions into public-related functions, backstage functions and coordinating functions.

Read all function descriptions carefully and consider which team you prefer before filling in the application form. We would like to assign you to the team that suits you best!

It is not possible to combine different functions with each other (with the exception of build-up/break-down).

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