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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.  

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