Volunteer: Reception Team

What Will I be Doing?

You will be: 

  • warmly welcoming those attending  
  • helping answer a wide variety of questions about the programme and venues 
  • answering the phone and passing on messages 
  • taking donations and payments for sundry merchandise and tickets 
  • photocopying, laminating and other admin tasks
  • helping with some computer based tasks such as assisting parents with the registration of their children for their groups  
  • joining in with daily team prayers  
  • possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise  
  • assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes

What Skills and Experience do I Need?

You will need to: 

  • have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork  
  • have excellent communication skills  
  • enjoy talking to people and be good at problem solving quickly 
  • enjoy helping people with their enquiries  
  • have physical strength for running errands as needed 
  • have a good level of spoken English
  • be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working?

  • The day is split into three sessions – morning, afternoon and evening – and you will be allocated two sessions each day, on a rota basis. Morning sessions start at 8.45am, and evening sessions finish around 10pm  
  • You will be based in Reception on site, although you may be sent on errands on occasion by office staff, as required.  
  • You would be expected to arrive in time for a briefing meeting at lunchtime on Saturday and be on duty each day until departure the following Saturday morning. 

“It has brought me great joy making new friends on reception and catching up with old throughout the week. Most importantly, I return home feeling more encouraged and challenged in my own faith every year.”

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  
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