Bánkitó Festival 2018

Bánkitó Festival 2018


Every year, the best underground bands, theatres and the majority of the NGO scene gathers to a small lakeside village in Hungary. Participate in the country’s leading socially conscious small festival as a volunteer!



Bánkitó is Hungary’s biggest independent, socially conscious, cultural and community festival with a wide range of programmes throughout its four days in the summer from music through theatre to contemporary art. The 4-day long festival is located in the countryside and hosts 8000 visitors each year. It offers concerts, theater performances, exhibitions, civil initiatives, workshops, and round-table discussions about social justice issues, human rights, and the experiences and cultures of minorities. Next year, Bánkitó will take place for the 10th time in Bánk, a small Hungarian village 60kms away from Budapest. The programme of the festival is always organized around a common theme. In 2018, the topic will be 2028, and the future – of Bánk, of Hungary, of the world and the society we live in.

More info: https://bankitofesztival.hu/?lang=en



We are looking for volunteers to help run the festival through a wide range of tasks relating the implementation of the festival:

  • 09/07/18 – 11/07/18 – preparational works
  • 12/07/18 –  14/07/18 – festival running related tasks (on optional field) – administration, cooking, clean-up, programme coordination, technical implementation, programme documentation (taking photo, videos, uploading them on our social media platforms and website), communication (text writing in english), running info-points
  • 15/07/18 -16/07/18 –  afterworks


Accommodation & food

Volunteers live in tents during the festival. We provide 3 meals/day for our volunteers (breakfast, dinner, lunch – hot meal).Vegetarian option is avalaible/every meal. We provide all equipment needed to fulfill your tasks, with few exceptions (e.g. if you would like to work as a photographer volunteer, you should bring your own devices).


Location & leisure

Bánk is a tiny village in Nógrád County with its not-so-tiny Lake Bánk in the middle. It has everything a tiny village built around a lake could need: a small store, a tobacco shop, a pizza place, a pub, some hotels, motels and a lakeshore eatery. Plus the extremely friendly locals. Bánkitó Festival has been in town for 10 years, mostly around the Lakeshore and the Camp, though throughout the years, we ventured out to settle around the Reeds and the Meadow. Besides the lake, the small wooden cabins and the venues hiding around small clearings throughout the enclosing forest make Bánkitó the festival it is.


Requirements: Please send us a motivation letter focusing on why you would choose to work on the festival, and in which position of the listed above, what kind of related skills or previous experiences you have had at the chosen field. You do not need any special skills to volunteer at the festival.

Extra fee: 50€

Remarks: Every volunteer is working 6 hours/day at the festival, the time remaining is free for visiting programmes, etc. Please include in your motivation letter what fields you would like to work on during the festival, but you should know, that your final position will be decided by our volunteer coordinator. We place huge emphasis on finding every volunteer the personally most fulfilling task We will provide a practical info sheet for our international volunteers containing all transport & venue information, etc.

Latest arrival at the venue is 08/07/18; 18:00, earliest departure is 16/07/18; 14:00.

Application: Egyesek is a member of Alliance which through we exchange volunteers with our partner organisations from all over the world. If you are not a resident of Hungary (citizen or have a legal address in Hungary) you have to apply through one of our partner organisation in your country.

Send us an email to incoming@egyesek.hu address and we connect you with a local organisation.