Every year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers to make Creation Fest happen. Our amazing volunteers do everything from setting up the site before people arrive to serving coffee in our cafes; from having fun in the kids’ tent to praying for people after meetings. Whatever your talents or however much time you have to give, there’s a way for YOU to get involved in Creation Fest!
If you have a good sense of humour and are willing to work hard and serve God well, you’ll fit right in! For most teams, volunteers will need to be over 18 years of age, although for some teams it’s 16+. You don’t have to come all week (although for some teams it is necessary). Read through the team descriptions for more details and to find the right one for you.
You don’t have to come all week to help at Creation Fest (although we’d love you to, and for some teams it is necessary). You can volunteer for a day, sign up for a stint washing dishes or pull a shift in the car park. Bring your youth group or a team from your church and serve for the week or call it your mission for one day of the festival. Want to help behind the scenes? Join us for build week or come when the music stops and help us pack down the site and litter pick our campsite. Whatever time you have to give, there’s. way for you to get involved.
It might be the busiest week of your summer, but it also may well be the best. Meet new people, learn new skills, growth your faith and have buckets of fun in the process. There’s a daily volunteer devotional each morning at 08:30 where we get to worship, pray and study God’s word together. Plus, if you volunteer for the week, you camp for free!
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The Abide team run our dedicated 18-30s camping area. Volunteers on this team could be welcoming guests, hosting conversations and pastoral talks, running games, leading worship, connecting Abide villagers with festival activities as well as keeping the village clean and secure. If this opportunity excites you, we would love to have you on the Abide team.
We will cover a wide variety of areas, including setup, pastoral care, activities, and sports activities. Each day will look slightly different, but with the aim of connecting with 18-30-year-olds.
Volunteers should be ready to engage, serve with joy and be active!
Volunteers should be over 18 years old, speak fluent English, be capable of working independently, have a strong, personal walk with God and a willingness to communicate the Gospel with creativity.
Our art team run artistic workshops and demonstrations throughout the week of Creation Fest. These are skilled painters, woodworkers, designers and other volunteers with keen artistic sense who are willing to bring supplies and lead workshops.
Our art exhibition space is open daily from 12.00 noon to 20.00. We will have two shifts for staffing this area and keeping it well-managed and clean.
Volunteers should have experience and clear gifting in an area of artistic expertise and be willing to engage in one-on-one or in group sessions.
Volunteers should be over 18 years old, speak fluent English, be capable of working independently, have a strong, personal walk with God and a willingness to communicate the Gospel with creativity.
Volunteers meet first thing in the morning for prayer. A team of interpreters are available for both morning sessions in the Big Shed, and for some afternoon/evening sessions as requested.
Volunteers must be reliable, capable of working independently, have a strong, personal walk with God and a willingness to communicate the Gospel with creativity.
Volunteers should be over 18 years old, be a qualified BSL interpreter (or trainee) and a member of Signs of God. All volunteers will be DBS checked before being offered a place on this team and must attend compulsory Safeguarding training at the start of the festival (provided on site). If you have a transferable DBS, please let us know.
Creation Fest has four on-site cafes: The Big Shed Cafe, The Showcase Cafe, The Youth Cafe and Parent and Youth Leader Cafe. All are busy, fun environments that need hard-working, people-friendly staff to keep everyone’s caffeine levels topped up! Love being busy? Sign up here…
The cafe team work two times in four-hour shifts per day. Responsibilities include serving drinks and food, dealing with money, operating the till, cleaning and clearing tables.
Come with a heart to serve! Cafe life is fast paced and busy, so you will need to be able to stay on your feet, work under pressure and be friendly and helpful at all times.
Volunteers should be over 18 years old, speak fluent English and be capable of working independently. Experience of working in a cafe environment is an advantage but not essential – full training will be provided, including food hygiene and health and safety training as required. Experienced baristas for the Big Shed Cafe always welcome!
You are one of the first faces our campers see as they arrive on site, often after a long car journey. A friendly, cheerful and helpful team of volunteers.
The camping team meet at 08.30 for prayer each day. Official working hours are Friday to Sunday 09.00 – 21.00, Monday to Friday 09.00 – 18.00. There are two sub-teams: office and campsite. The office team check campers in, assist with bookings, mobile phone charging, freezing icepacks and selling camp shop supplies. The campsite team help campers pitch tents, unload luggage, repair broken tents and ‘patrol’ the site to check all is safe and secure. You meet many excited and often tired people, so it is important that you remain cheerful and helpful, but firm where necessary.
Be enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly! Work can be physically demanding and you need to be willing to work in all weathers. Patience is a virtue and you need to care about the people’s welfare and have a servant’s heart.
Volunteers must be 16 years old and over, reliable and physically fit. Bring your own all-weather clothes and shoes. Good administration skills are an advantage for office staff.
A servant’s heart… This team is vital for keeping the Creation Fest site in a high standard of health and hygiene.
Cleaning starts around midday. The team picks litter, empties bins, checks toilet and shower blocks and cleans the portable showers and toilets (you’ll just report the “nasty stuff”). The last job of the day is done after the main stage closes in the Big Shed which is at 22.00. The cleaning team often get to talk to and pray for people as they go around the site, which is great fun.
Be enthusiastic, hardworking and enjoy talking to people. There is a lot of walking, so you will need to be relatively fit. You will always go out in teams of two or more, so if you want to volunteer with a friend, you can really have a good time meeting new people while doing an essential job.
Volunteers must be 16 years old and over, reliable and physically fit. Bring your own all-weather clothes and shoes. Protection equipment and cleaning products are provided.
The Connect and Prayer team have merged for 2019. See Prayer Team for more information.
Join the Count Everyone In team at the Showcase Café every morning (and some afternoons) to enable our friends with learning disabilities (and anyone else too) to access Creation Fest as fully as possible.
Duties will include: attending daily prayers & preparations, assisting with setting up and taking down, welcoming guests, beginning conversations, assisting the leaders in delivering accessible teaching and worship, supporting people to participate in drama & worship, connecting & signposting people to other festival activities.
Volunteers should be over 18 years old, speak fluent English, have a strong, personal walk with God and a willingness to communicate the Gospel with creativity. All volunteers will be DBS checked before being offered a place on this team and must attend compulsory Safeguarding training at the start of the festival (this is provided on site). If you have a transferable DBS, please let us know. You will also be required to attend a specific training session with the team leaders on the morning of Friday August 2, as well as briefings on Friday evening and Saturday before the festival commences.
The transport team do not have ‘typical days’! You could be picking up speakers or bands from their host homes nearby or collecting them from local, regional or even national transport hubs. You may be asked to run local errands one day and drive a band to London to catch a flight the next. Each day is different and jobs will be allocated daily through the Control office.
Good driving skills, people skills and flexibility (willing to be sent out at any time to any place). Some local knowledge would be an advantage, or the ability to familiarise yourself with the area easily.
Volunteers must be 25 years old or over and hold a full, clean driving license (a copy of which must be supplied before the start of the festival for insurance purposes). You may need to drive a number of different vehicles, from vans to small cars, so experience with driving different vehicles is desirable.
Our Fitness Factory offers daily workouts, CrossFit sessions, events and competitions throughout the week of Creation Fest.
The Fitness Factory opens at 07.30 and closes at 17.00. Volunteers will be helping with health, safety, registration, setup, cleaning, and supporting the venue.
We expect that volunteers for Fitness Factory love Jesus AND fitness! This will be a great opportunity to engage with practical exercise and personal testimonies and be part of our full fitness venue.
Volunteers must be 18 years old and over, speak fluent English, be in good physical shape and able to stand for most of the day. Qualifications and/or experience of working in the fitness industry will be needed for many roles within this team.
If you are energetic, love kids and want to see them coming into a relationship with Jesus or growing in their relationship with Jesus, the Kids Team is for you! We have groups ranging from 2 – 11 years and the ministry focuses on three core values: Learning about Jesus, the Bible and Safety and Fun.
A day in the kids’ tent is fun, a lot of hard work yet extremely rewarding! Our morning meeting starts at 09.00 (essential for all Kid’s Team volunteers). The morning session runs 09:00 – 12.45 and includes worship, teaching, small groups, crafts and games. The afternoon session runs 13.30 – 17:00 and includes activities such as story time, drama and dance and the Creation Fest talent show! All volunteers work the morning session, with time off in the afternoon provided on a rota basis. We also host a family movie each night at 19.00 in the Kids Tent – please note on your application form if you are willing to help with this.
Volunteers are expected to connect with the kids, share Jesus with them and have fun. You will need a loving attitude, lots of patience and the ability to be calm and firm with children. The ability to work as part of a team and be flexible is a must! During the week, many kids respond to Jesus, often for the first time. You will need to be confident praying for kids, ministering to them and pointing them to further resources/people they can talk to.
Volunteers must be 16 years of age or over, speak fluent English, have previous experience of kids ministry and love children! All volunteers will be DBS checked before being offered a place on this team and must attend compulsory Safeguarding training at the start of the festival (this is provided on site). If you have a transferable DBS, please let us know.
Serve those that serve our festival visitors. The catering team is a vital part of the inner workings of our festival. You will provide essential energy to all our volunteer teams, staff, crew, bands, artists and speakers – a great way to meet and encourage all.
The catering team consists of a kitchen manager, chefs and volunteers. Volunteers work in three shifts (06:30 – 11:00, 10:00- 15:00 and 15:00 – 21:00). The catering team is split into the cooking and prep team and the washing up team.
• The cooking and prep team responsibilities include food preparation, serving meals and keeping the hospitality areas stocked with coffee and snacks as well as ensuring it is clean and tidy.
• The washing up team responsibilities include clearing and cleaning up after meals, loading the dishwasher, hand washing larger items drying up and putting away all dishes.
Volunteers need to have a servants’ heart and are expected to be hardworking, flexible and have fun together. You don’t need previous experience – if you are happy following instructions from the chef and kitchen manager and learn things as you go along. Volunteers are expected to adhere to health and safety/food hygiene regulations – full training will be provided at the start of the festival.
Volunteers need to be 18 years or older. If you have a Food and Hygiene certificate or you are a qualified Chef, please indicate that on the application form.
The face of the festival! The info team know the site and programme inside out, understand what Creation Fest is all about and greet festival-goers all day long with a smile!
Information is open 09.00 – 22.30 daily. Volunteers work in teams of two, for two x four-hour shifts per day. They keep the information area tidy and stocked, deal with lost property, lost children, first aid and questions on anything and everything, from timings of the activities on site to where the nearest supermarket is.
You will need to be positive, cheerful and willing to help, as well as able to work under pressure, fielding difficult comments and questions and signposting to other teams such as Control or First Aid where necessary. The Information team is the first point of contact in many instances, so the team need to be able to quickly assess and respond to any situation. It is important that the volunteers can work well in a team, be flexible and have fun!
Volunteers should be 16 years or over, speak fluent English and be confident in speaking to people of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of the local area is a bonus, but not essential.
The media team are responsible for capturing the best of the festival in words and images, curating and sharing these stories in print, on radio and TV, via social media and our website. As well as creating our own content, we work in partnership with others to facilitate interviews, live content and press access to artists and speakers. Our graphic designers ensure our stage-side slides are updated daily and work with venue managers to create bespoke content and signage as needed. If you are an experienced videographer, photographer, editor, writer, graphic designer or social media expert, this could be the team for you!
Each day is different. We plan which areas of the festival we want to capture each day at our morning briefing, which all media team members are expected to attend. Depending on your skills, you could be shooting video for Instagram or Facebook Live, photographing a band on the main stage, keeping our Twitter feed up-to-date or making promo videos for us to use throughout the year.
A high level of personal responsibility, great people skills and the ability to sensitively capture the festival’s special moments without intruding. We love creative, high-energy people!
Volunteers should be 16 years of age or older, speak fluent English and have their own equipment. Photographers, videographers and graphic designers do require previous experience and may be asked to supply professional work samples.
Every day, our parking team are the first interaction for hundreds of visitors as they arrive at Creation Fest. As well as parking and directing cars, a warm smile and a great welcome are what the parking team provide.
The parking team work from 09.00 – 23.00. The day is split into two shifts, with each volunteer working three mornings and three late shifts, with one full day off. You will be directing traffic entering and leaving the site, as well as parking cars in a manner that ensures the safety of pedestrians and campers and best utilises the available space. The parking team are the first point of contact for many visitors and so also provide directions and signpost people to events and locations around the site.
Come with a heart to serve joyfully, whatever the weather. Volunteers must enjoy interacting with all types of people, have a calm, cheerful manner and a great sense of humour. Able to work alone. You will be on your feet for long periods of time, so will need to be physically fit.
Volunteers should be 16 years of age or over. Come rain or shine, this team is out serving the festival visitors, so it is very important to bring your own all-weather clothes and shoes.
There is power in prayer…
NEW for 2019, the Prayer and Connect teams have combined.
The Prayer Team helps people connect to God in prayer. Teams are available at the Big Shed morning and evening meetings, in the Prayer Tent each day from 9:30am to 9:30pm, from mobile prayer stations around site, and at the request of other ministries on site. The day is split up into morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Responsibilities include: prayer walking and interceding, responding to specific appeals from speakers, looking out for and approaching people who may appreciate someone to pray for them, responding to people who approach you for prayer, and being patient in the spaces between.
Expect to meet people who are at various stages of response to what God is doing in their lives. Some people may want to make a first-time response to God, some may be upset and dealing with past pain that they want to bring to God, some may be feeling convicted of sin and want to deal with it, and very occasionally, some may need deliverance ministry. Expect people to reveal sensitive and confidential information to you, want to offload and process thoughts or ask for specific prayer. There are pastoral elements involved in helping people to respond to what the Holy Spirit is doing in them. There may be a range of emotions displayed, at various volumes.
You will not be expected to pray for others alone. You will always be partnered up or in a team, and the team leaders will be available to help and give guidance in any matter that you are uncomfortable with or wish to pass on. You will also not be expected to ‘pastor’ people in any ongoing way or provide counselling. For long term help, you will be directing people back to their local church or taking details so that they can be connected to a church local to them after the festival.
Physically, you will need to be prepared to sit a lot, wait a lot, and pray a lot. If you’re able, you may want to prayer walk the site and people may require that you kneel with them in prayer. It may be appropriate to place hands on people in prayer or respond appropriately to a person’s need for a hug. Be aware that the evening events in the Big Shed can be very loud in volume, but don’t let this prevent you from being on the team, there are other ways and places in which you can pray for others. There is much self-sacrifice in this role. More details and guidelines for prayer will be sent to all volunteers accepted on this team.
Volunteers will need to be over 18 with fluent English. You will need a Bible to hand and a mature knowledge of scripture to help you respond to situations and point people to truth. You will need a lot of patience, spiritual discernment in conversation, be able to be responsive to what Holy Spirit is doing and saying, high levels of spiritual energy, an ability to keep and respond to confidential information without prejudice, and a mature personal prayer life. You will need a holy boldness in prayer, a sensitive and pastoral heart for people and be able to explain the gospel and lead people in response to it. Previous experience in this context is not essential, but a good reference from your local church will be required and a good amount of experience of praying for others will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.
This is a specialised team – with all the necessary skills, qualifications and experience required to run large-scale events. There are a variety of positions available in this team including Front of House Engineers, Lighting Engineers, Monitor Engineers, Stage Managers, Stage Crew, Video/Words Operators, Camera Operators, Video Editors, Cinema Supervisors and Recording Supervisors.
The hours of these teams are long. If you are interested, qualified and have the necessary experience for any of these positions, please indicate it on your application form as well as supplying a C.V. listing the bands or organisations you have worked with.
Are you friendly, responsible, enjoy interacting with a wide range of people and good at sales? If so, this is the team for you!
The Exhibition area is open from 10.00 to 22.00 every day. Volunteers will work in shifts, with teams of two to three people per shift. As well as ensuring that the Exhibition area is kept tidy and looking great, you will be staffing the Creation Fest merchandise stand and looking after merchandise tables for visiting bands, artists and speakers.
Volunteers on this team will need great people skills, be mature and responsible enough to handle money and work independently. A positive, fun, outgoing personality, calm under pressure and able to problem solve.
Volunteers must be 16 years old and over, speak fluent English and be confident in dealing with the public. Experience of retail and/or sales would be an advantage but full training on our online sales system will be provided.
Our massive under-cover skate park is one of the biggest custom-built, temporary skate parks in the south-west, and it is packed full of half pipes, fun boxes and grind rails. With many local young people using the skate park, it’s one of the most important venues on site for reaching out to and serving the local community.
The skate park is open 12.00 noon – 22.00 daily. A typical day starts with team prayer before the venue opens. Volunteers work flexibly to ensure that safety is maintained during skate sessions and demos, help on the ramps, chat with people and share their faith.
Volunteers are expected to be enthusiastic, hardworking and committed. You could be expected to move heavy equipment, supervise ramps for safe practices and maintain health and safety standards. You need to love people, be willing to build relationships with participants, give an account of your faith in Christ and share the gospel. Hours can be long, and team members need to be flexible, work together and take instruction from the team leader. This team is on the ‘front line’ in contact with many non-Christians in the community, so a heart for people and evangelism is a bonus.
Volunteers must be aged 16 years or over, speak fluent English, be reliable and physically fit. Skate, scooter or BMX skills would be great, but not essential. If you are enthusiastic and committed to reaching out to people, we’d love to have you on the team!
When everyone else is still thinking about what to pack for the week, our maintenance team will already be on site, setting up venues, fencing campsites and unloading trucks. This responsible role will involve making sure the festival runs smoothly and effectively. This is a practical role and will be suited to you if you are gifted in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, electrics or general maintenance.
Volunteers will need to be available for the week prior to the festival, be fit, healthy and prepared to work long hours! Prior to the festival, you will be responsible for setting up venues and preparing the site. During the festival, the team needs to be available to respond to any maintenance issue at any time. The aim of the maintenance team is to prevent the breakdown and failure of vital equipment.
Expectations will depend on previous experience and how practical you are (please specify this on your application form). We need people who can work as part of a team, are able to perform routine maintenance duties including rough carpentry, painting and basic equipment or facility repairs. All carpentry, electrical work or plumbing repairs is performed under the supervision of qualified staff.
Volunteers need to be 18 years or older, properly qualified in their own field with a basic understanding of Health & Safety requirements. Qualified telehandler and forklift drivers will need to supply copies of their driving licence and qualification certificates prior to operating machinery.
Over the seven days of the festival, there are many different sporting activities that our visitors can get involved in – from football matches to fun games sessions. The sports team is there to make sure that these things happen – come rain or shine!
A typical day starts at 12.30 to set up for the afternoon’s activities. Sessions run from 13.00 – 15.00 and 15.00 – 18.00. Volunteers may need to participate in a team, referee, share the gospel or just be able to talk and build a relationship with those that come, whether they are kids, young people or adults. Anyone who loves sports and feels called to lead people in having fun on the sports field should apply for this team.
As sports activities take place outside, some may be weather dependent. Volunteers need to be flexible and not worried about getting wet. Experience of refereeing is a bonus (please mention which sports on your application) but a willingness to familiarise yourself with the rules of whatever activity you are part of is a must.
Volunteers must be aged 16 years or over, speak fluent English, be energetic, physically fit and love sports. Reliability and maturity are required, as a certain amount of control over a group of people (and often disciplining) is sometimes needed.
Our Stay and Play area is designed for parents and carers to stay with their under-fives whilst enjoying the teachings and music in an area with appropriate toys and activities for their little ones. This is NOT a crèche, as parents and carers must stay with their children, but this team will help clean and monitor the Stay and Play area, and provide a warm welcome for adults and children.
The Stay and Play area is open from 09.00 – 15:00 daily. There will be two shifts for volunteers. As well as keeping the area clean and tidy, you will be chatting to adults and children and be responsible for maintaining safe use of toys and equipment in the area, as well as hygiene standards.
A love for children, the ability to work responsibly and autonomously. Great interpersonal skills, the ability to interact with both children and adults.
Volunteers must be aged 16 years or over and speak fluent English. Previous experience of kids’ ministry or working with children is great, but not essential. All volunteers will be DBS checked before being offered a place on this team and must attend compulsory Safeguarding training at the start of the festival (this is provided on site). If you have a transferable DBS, please let us know.
The smooth and safe running of Creation Fest is in a large part down to our amazing team of calm, confident, caring stewards. If you can think on your feet, love interacting with people, solving problems and serving with joy, this is the job for you.
The stewarding team work two shifts: 09.30 – 16.00 and 16.00 – 23.30. Volunteers serve half the week on one shift before switching to the other, enabling you to enjoy the festival during your downtime. Roles can be static, such as stewarding key access points such as the backstage area, or mobile, such as foot patrol.
Volunteers need to be able to bring God into every situation through their actions, words and prayer. You will need to be available for the whole week, be prepared to work hard and make sure that no critical jobs go undone. The stewarding team ensure safety and make sure the festival runs smoothly; as such you will be required to be calm and confident under pressure and follow procedures at all times.
Volunteers must be aged 18 years or over. Great interpersonal skills, the ability to speak into and deal with a range of different situations, including giving encouraging words to those who need it and instruction to potentially angry or upset people. Experience of stewarding/working at large scale events would be great, but full training will be provided.
The welcome team has the joy of being the first point of contact with Creation Fest visitors. Your job is to warmly welcome everyone and set the tone for the Festival. This is done with humour, fun and clear information and directions.
Volunteers need to be prepared to work long days, especially at the start of the festival. Work starts at 09.00 and finishes at different times but never before 20.00. The team works in two shifts and volunteers will rotate doing a morning/afternoon shift or an afternoon/evening shift. You will be staffing the front entrance gate to the festival, greeting everyone who enters on foot, taking tickets and/or registering them via our booking system.
Volunteers need to be enthusiastic, empathic and have a sense of humour. It is important to work well in a team, be well informed about all that goes on onsite, be flexible AND have fun. You must be happy working outside in all weathers and confident to use an online booking system (full training provided).
Volunteers must be aged 16 years or over and speak fluent English. You will need to provide your own all-weather clothing and shoes.
If you love young people, are passionate about seeing them come to faith and grow in their relationship with Jesus, the youth village is for you! This high-energy venue caters for 11-18-year-olds and from morning worship to late night discos, there is always something going on.
A day in the youth venue is fun, hard work and always different! The morning session runs from 10.00 to 12 noon with worship and teaching. The afternoon programme (13:00 to 17:00) includes carefully curated workshops, activities and seminars. The Youth Lounge opens at 19:00 each evening, with the late-night programme finishing at 23:00. All volunteers work the morning and evening sessions, with time off in the afternoon on a rota basis.
Volunteers are expected to connect with young people, share Jesus with them and have fun. You will need a loving attitude, lots of patience and the ability to be calm and firm when needed. Great team working and flexibility is a must! During the week, many young people respond to Jesus, often for the first time. You will need to be confident talking to young people, praying for them and pointing them to further resources/people they can talk to. In addition, all volunteers help to keep the venue clean and tidy, as well as setting up activities and clearing away.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and speak fluent English. Experience of working as a youth pastor/youth leader is ideal but not essential. All volunteers will be DBS checked before being offered a place on this team and must attend compulsory Safeguarding training at the start of the festival (this is provided on site). If you have a transferable DBS, please let us know.
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