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Volunteer: Base Camp Team


"I like volunteering because it feels like serving with friends from across the UK, I love the amazing surroundings and swimming in the rivers and lakes."

What Will I be Doing?

You will be: 

  • Facilitating the smooth running of the multipurpose venue throughout the day
  • Briefed on health and safety procedures and take responsible action when required
  • Monitoring and directing delegate traffic around the venue
  • Ensure the venue is clean and tidy at all times
  • Support exhibitors to be able to flourish
  • Welcoming and supporting delegates as they engage with the venue
  • Seek to answer any questions delegates may have
  • Being enthusiastic about God’s Mission and our part in it
  • Assist with set up (Sat) and pack down (Fri) each week
  • Attending venue team briefing and whole venue meeting on Saturday
  • Supporting other teams if needs arise
  • Assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes

What Skills and Experience do I Need?

You will need to:  

  • Be cheerful even when tired
  • Use initiative as well as take direction
  • Work well in a team  
  • Enjoy talking to people and assisting people with a variety of needs  
  • Have lots of energy, patience, a sense of humour and flexibility! 
  • Have a desire to serve and help
  • Have the physical ability for regularly being on your feet, lifting and shifting 
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Have the ability to work under a team leader – following clear direction  
  • Be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working?

  • You will be working in Base Camp
  • Base Camp is open from 8:30am-10:30pm with a closure for an evening meal.
  • You will be on a rota, working roughly 9 hours a day with breaks
  • You will be expected to arrive in time for a briefing meeting on Saturday afternoon, and then be on duty each day until departure the following Saturday morning.

Volunteers are required to: 

  • be aged 18 years or older 
  • be a committed Christian who is regularly attending and active in a local church 
  • be able to complete an online application and provide details of 2 referees – one who must be a leader within your church. Neither can be related to you.  
  • if asked, able to obtain a clear Enhanced DBS check for Keswick Ministries 
  • confirm their agreement to and abide with the Keswick Ministries beliefs, values & code of conduct

Full-time volunteers will receive:  

  • free accommodation  
  • three meals a day  
  • reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses  
Keswick Ministries