You can easily call Darklands a family event. The large group of volunteers from various fetish organisations and clubs are the thriving force behind entrance, bar, build up and cleaning. Our ever-growing event is always looking for extra helping hands.

Join our team

An event is nothing without its volunteers to keep the circus going. The group of people involved grows every year. If you would like to give us a helping hand throughout the weekend, submit your application via the form below. Our volunteer manager will be in touch with you soon.

With love and gratitude

By volunteering you help our community to grow and flourish. We appreciate the spare time you give to our wonderful project. As a token of our appreciation each volunteer will receive a daily volunteer expense to cover any costs you might have (e.g. travel), entrance to one or more of our events (depending on the duration of your work as a volunteer) and a crew t-shirt which you may keep as a memory to the festival.

As a volunteer family member you’ll be invited for our annual Crew Party after Darklands.

If you helped in the cleaning or break down team there’s also a warm invite for a dinner with your team mates.

Possible tasks

We need people for:

  • entrance
  • wristband check
  • bag check
  • drink token sale
  • bar
  • stage hands
  • stock management
  • cloakroom
  • build up
  • break down
  • steward
  • runners
  •  …

Safety and insurance

When working as a volunteer you are insured by Darklands in case you may need medical support. Our goal is to have the safest working conditions. All tools and materials for a safe working environment are available. Don’t do dangerous tasks that you’re not familiar with. Inform yourself with your team leader.


Please arrive between 45 and 30 minutes prior to the start of your shift. On arrival you need to register. This is important for legal and insurance reasons. Your team leader will take you to your station for a quick briefing. Your volunteer expenses (up to €35 / day for expenses such as transportation, food, drinks, parking, etc …) will be wired to your bank account in the first 6 weeks after the event.

You’ll receive a crew t-shirt. When you work multiple days, please take care of the washing in between shifts. You receive only one t-shirt.