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Volunteer: Welcome Team

Welcome 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: 

  • warmly welcoming those attending  
  • responsible for the safety and wellbeing of those attending and seek to answer any questions they may have  
  • potentially be on shift for 8 hours each day – this will be on a rotating shift pattern  
  • spending much of your time standing & walking both inside and out in all weathers – bringing appropriate clothing and footwear is essential 
  • resetting venues, seating layouts/moving chairs 
  • directing people traffic  
  • clearing litter & emptying bins  
  • taking responsible action during emergency evacuations  
  • 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  
  • enjoy talking to people and assisting people with a variety of needs  
  • have lots of energy, patience, and flexibility! 
  • have a good helpful mindset 
  • 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?

  • Days are quite long, starting at 7.30am and going through until 10pm. However, we do endeavour to ensure that everyone gets some time off each day, on a rota basis.  
  • Our Welcome Team cover the main tent, the children and youth venues, the exhibition venue as well as any of the venues around the town. 
  • 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