Volunteer

Join our team of volunteers

Keswick Convention could not happen without our army of volunteers. It takes around 650 volunteers help to make the Convention possible each year. We are so grateful for all those who give their time to serve at the Convention. And we’d love you to get involved, too! 

There are so many roles that you can get help with, from volunteering in reception to serving in the gift processing or technical teams. If you’ve got a heart for working with children, youth or in the crèche, then please apply for roles within our children’s and youth ministry. Places are also available on the café and catering teams. 

Keswick Convention runs across 3 separate weeks. We recommend volunteers apply for a single week which run Saturday to Saturday. The volunteer dates for 2023 Convention are as follows:

  • Week 1: 15th – 22nd July
  • Week 2: 22nd – 29th July
  • Week 3: 29th July – 5th August

It will be great to have you on team, so please do send in your applications sooner rather than later.

Please note that if you are wanting to serve on one of our teams which require a DBS (Children & Youth teams etc) you will need to have your application in by  Monday 1st May 2023. Any people who apply after that date will not be able to serve on one of those teams. 

“The Convention is such a great place to come and volunteer because of the people you work with, the encouragement of serving others, and the beauty of the local area to explore”

Volunteer Roles

Click on the roles below to learn more about what is involved in volunteering at Keswick Convention.

Cafe Team
Gift Processing Team
Reception Team
Welcome Team
Catering Team
Kids Team
Site Operations Team
Youth Team
Crèche Team
Photography Team
Technical Team

Part-time Volunteer Teams

Over the last few years, we have noticed that some Convention visitors are keen to help out part-time. So we have decided to make part-time volunteering happen for 2023!

If you are already planning on attending the Convention, have your accommodation organised and would like to help out on either a morning or evening, we have a few teams where that would be possible. 

Please complete an application form like the full time volunteers do, making sure you click on the part time position you are applying for.

Please note that we are not able to provide accommodation, meals or reimburse travel expenses for part-time volunteers.  

Step 1: Can I apply?

We ask that: 

All team members, whatever their role in the Convention or other areas of Keswick Ministries’ work, are able to declare their faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, Lord and God. By accepting the invitation to serve on a team you are indicating your personal commitment to Christ. 

All office staff, speakers, team leaders, volunteers and those in any form of public speaking ministry (including team members in children’s work, youth, young adults, Keswick Unconventional, signers, etc.) affirm their commitment to the truths outlined in our doctrinal statement. By accepting the invitation to serve with Keswick Ministries you are indicating your personal affirmation of these truths.

  • You are over 18, or over 20 for the Youth Team 
  • You can commit to a whole week, arriving and departing on the respective Saturdays 
  • You are able to attain a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to the beginning of the event (Kids & Youth Teams only) 
  • You are eligible to serve in the UK (we are unable to assist with any Visa applications) 
  • You can provide two references – one of which must be someone in a recognised leadership role within your church, who sees you at least twice a month, and ideally has known you for at least one year. The second referee needs to have known you for at least 2 years. 

Step 2: Online Application Process

Click the button below to read more and complete the online registration process.

Step 3: Submit Application

What happens next? 

You will receive an automatic acknowledgement and we will start the application process, communicating with you at regular intervals. Please note that applications can take around 4-6 weeks to complete, depending on suitable allocation to a team and the obtaining of references. Once you have been offered a place on team and we have satisfactorily completed all checks and references you will receive all the practical information at the beginning of June. 

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