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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: 

  • Assisting with set up (Sat) and pack down (Fri) each week.
  • Facilitating the smooth running of the multipurpose venue throughout the day
  • Briefed on health and safety procedures and take responsible action when required
  • Praying with exhibitors as well as members of the public if 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
  • Attending venue team briefing and whole venue meeting on Saturday
  • Update Job Vacancy board
  • Taking responsible action during emergency evacuations
  • 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.

Sorry, This Team Is Now Full

Please consider applying for the 2025 team. Applications will open in Autumn 2024.

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