Do you love student ministry, seeing hundreds of students passionate about God and wanting to share Jesus with their campus? Are you someone who loves to serve others practically?
We need passionate and willing volunteers for our major training conference, Forum. You will have the opportunity to help this huge event run. You will be in all the action, stewarding venues or helping amazing chefs to produce quality food. All of these elements help our event to be the best it can be.
There are a variety of ways that you can serve as a volunteer:
More information about the different roles and what they involve is below. We will need some volunteers to arrive in the days leading up to the event, and most will need to stay until 17:00 on the day the event finishes to help with packing and cleaning.
All your accommodation and food will be provided free of charge, as well as everything you need to do your job well.
Here’s what previous Forum Volunteers have said:
‘Through volunteering, I have been equipped to come back and serve my CU, my church and everyone else in so many ways.’
‘Volunteering at Forum was a great experience, challenging and fun at the same time. It's a worthwhile thing to do and the team dynamic is great.'
Would you like experience managing a venue at Forum? You will oversee a group of stewards, manage the running order of a venue and also be responsible for recording numbers of delegates. This will be great experience for someone who wants to go into event coordination or project management. You will report to the volunteer manager, and feedback any questions or queries from the stewards in your venue.
We could not make Forum happen without stewards! Part of a large team, you will help manage our venues, including the main meetings, teaching tracks, and After Hours events. You will help set up facilities for meetings and provide day-time site security through patrols. You will also assist in keeping the site clean. If you like problem solving, and love working in a team, this is the role for you!
If you are a qualified first aider, then we would love to hear from you! We need male and female first aiders to support the health and safety needs of the students and staff at Forum. We will provide all the equipment you need, including an extensive first aid kit, a designated first aid area, plus your own walkie-talkies! Being able to deal with everything from bruises to broken bones with a calm, caring and common-sense attitude is essential.
We need stewards at Forum who will act predominantly as drivers. With various guests arriving throughout the week we need drivers on standby to provide essential transport. You may be taking people to the nearest train station, making a few essential trips to the nearest Sainsbury’s, or helping the hospitality team who often transport heavy things across site. You will need a valid UK drivers licence, and be able to bring your car to Forum. We will of course reimburse all petrol costs used throughout the week. When not driving, you’ll be able to take part in other steward activities.
We require a small team of hospitality volunteers to help welcome guests and support the day-to-day needs of the Forum management team and volunteers. You will be preparing rooms for our guests, delivering meals to Forum staff and volunteers who are unable to leave their posts during meals times, as well as being on hand to welcome guests each day, and deal with any of their practical needs. We also require one hospitality volunteer who can bring their car to Forum and act as a driver to help deliver heavy things across a large site.
You’ll be working in small teams under the supervision of the professional catering staff in the kitchens. No special cooking skills will be required as everything will be explained by the professional catering team, but if you enjoy preparing food that’s a plus. If you work well taking instructions, and enjoy a scheduled routine this could be the role for you!
We’re looking for individuals to provide a visible presence on site through the night to look out for the safety of the delegates and the security of their belongings. Anyone with experience of security or night-time working is especially encouraged to apply. Volunteers should be willing to take on the aspects of patrolling that this will entail. An ability to stay awake at night will be helpful! Your services will be required on four consecutive nights from 11pm until 7am. You will be working in pairs, have your own sleeping quarters to ensure proper rest during the day, as well as access to food during your shift.
Want to come and help serve our fantastic team as a volunteer?
If you have any questions, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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