Inspire Teams

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Want to serve on team at Inspire?

We have an army of people that love to make this event happen. Serving as a volunteer on one of our teams is an amazing way to grow spiritually and to learn new skills. You'll also meet lots of new people and get back even more than you give out.

Volunteering gives you a free ticket and free breakfast & lunch for the duration of the conference!

To join a team at Inspire 2017, book your place to come to Inspire here. During the booking process, you can click the 'Apply For Team' button. At the end of your booking process you can then complete the team application form via your booking summary page or your account page. If you cannot see the team that you are applying for choose “Can’t see your team?”.

See below for more information about the teams that are available for you to join.

 

HOSPITALITY

We wouldn’t be able to put on Inspire without the hundreds of volunteers who give their time and energy, and we can’t feed them without the fantastic hospitality team. We all know that an army marches on its stomach, and at Inspire we definitely have an army to feed!

This team is responsible for feeding all the other team members onsite breakfast and lunch – everything from preparing and cooking delicious food, greeting hungry team members, serving the food with a smile and cleaning up. Part of this role will also be looking after the Team Lounge; ensuring that there is always tea, coffee and water available for team to self-serve and that it is a tidy, welcoming environment for team members to sit, relax and build relationships with other team members.

You’ll be busy but you’ll be part of a great team and will have a lot of fun. You’ll get a free place and all your meals provided (and you’ll know who cooked them!).

 

CAFE TEAM

Being part of the café team is an enjoyable and fun experience during Inspire. You will get to work with a dedicated team throughout the conference and rotate on shifts so you will be able to see some of the talks and worship. If you are friendly and like to serve people in a practical way, then this role could be for you!

We will have an integrated café team, as the café will be sponsored by IJM. Applicants will need to be able to work together as a team well and be willing to encourage delegates to find out more about IJM.

If you have experience as a Barista or shop/catering experience, then please do apply. Some training will be given so experience isn’t always necessary.

Tasks

  • Re-stocking cakes and food
  • Making hot drinks
  • Keeping surfaces and café area clean
  • Monitoring stock
  • Serving customers
  • Working within food safety standards
  • Handling cash

The shift patterns
These will be confirmed by the café manager. All team are expected to contribute to the set up and break down of the café at the start and close of the conference.

Benefits

  • Team t-shirts given for the conference
  • Free camping place and food for yourself
  • Opportunity to learn new skills and build new friendships
  • Serving the delegates in a practical way, supporting New Wine

 

STEWARDING

The main purpose of the Stewarding team is to ensure that the event runs smoothly so that delegates can meet with God.  We look after safety, make sure that the site is as secure as possible and help people find their way around.

This team covers the whole site (including inside the two main venues and some seminars), twenty-four hours a day, with the daytime Stewards working shifts between 6.45am and 11.15pm, and the Night Team taking over until 7am.

Stewards are customer facing so we need to be polite, friendly and outgoing, good at communicating clearly, calm under pressure and able to be assertive if necessary. Above all, we need to have a servant heart and to support one another in our teams.

Daytime Stewards work shifts. The shifts and duties rotate each day so that everyone has variety and we all share the early starts and late evenings. You will not have an early start after a late finish!

Age: 16+

Daytime stewards:

  • staff the gates - checking New Wine Inspire ID, directing vehicles to the car park and dealing with deliveries;
  • direct vehicles to parking spaces on the car park;
  • patrol the site, chatting with delegates, helping where needed, keeping everything in good order and reporting problems to Control;
  • steward afternoon seminars;
  • assist with emergencies when needed.

Night team

  • staffs the Control office;
  • staffs the main gate;
  • patrols the site, checking security and maintaining the silent hours.

(These roles are mainly outdoors and involve a lot of walking and standing. Shelters and chairs are provided at gates but warm clothing, waterproofs, and sturdy footwear are essential!)

Some Stewards will work on one of the two main venue teams,

Venue teams:

  • welcome delegates;
  • make sure that the venue is safe;
  • assist people to find seats;
  • help evacuate the venue in an emergency.

A very small group of Stewards will staff the Control Office.

Before Inspire begins, you will be advised which team you are on, and your Team Leader will give you your shift pattern for the event.

 

EVENT SUPPORT

Be part of one of the most hands-on teams on site. Your ability to fix a blocked shower will be much appreciated! The Event Support team is responsible for helping the production team manage the Hollybush site and the entire infrastructure to make Inspire run efficiently and effectively. This role is of a practical and handyman nature and would suit anyone who enjoys DIY. It covers plumbing, woodwork, basic electrical and general maintenance jobs.

  • Age: 18+
  • Skills: You’ll have general maintenance abilities, with plumbing and electrical skills as a bonus.

 

CUSTOMER SERVICES

We’re looking for friendly, energetic team members who would enjoy helping out hundreds of people during the course of Inspire. You’ll be working alongside the New Wine staff in the Customer Services/Site Services area in the middle of the site. We’re after volunteers who are willing to:

  • Be a welcoming face to delegates on arrival
  • Be polite under pressure and good at on-the-spot problem solving
  • Be someone who loves helping others out
  • Answer a wide variety of queries about the site and the conference programme (knowledge of the site is useful but you can pick this up on the job!)
  • Sell programmes, lanyards and any other related merchandise
  • Refer complex queries to New Wine staff
  • Offer support to New Wine Events Team when needed
  • Hours: 6-7 hours a day

 

KIDS

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SPEND TIME WITH SOME OF THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE YOU'LL EVER MEET?

Where do you want to serve?

At New Wine Inspire we're passionate about seeing children and young people meet with God. We have groups for children of all ages - from the very smallest to those finishing high school. Serving on team in one of the youth or children's venues is a rewarding, energising and fun way of giving back - and you'll see God do some amazing things along the way.

What will I be doing?

In all kids teams you'll befriend, lead and encourage the children, get alongside them in small groups, pray with and for them, minister to them in the power of the Spirit and encourage them to pray for each other. You'll serve as a small group leader, either on your own or paired up with another team member. Some teams also need activity leaders who organise, prepare and supervise drama, games or craft, and assist with the practical needs of the team while not being directly responsible for a group of children.

What will my day look like?

Your day will start with a time of team prayer and preparation. Some teams have informal activities in the afternoon (e.g. games, sports or water fights) and some teams have a meeting for prayer and preparation in the afternoon. The time is rewarding, and needs energy and commitment.

Do I need any qualifications?

You will need to be a Christian with an active, living faith, a heart for children and regular attendance at a church/fellowship.

Remember there are opportunities to work with children who have additional needs in these venues as a part of the Our Place team. You would attend all team training and wear the t-shirt of the venue you're in, but would be there to support children and young people with additional needs to access what is going on. In order to do this you need to apply to the Our Place team and tell us your preferred venue (we can't guarantee you'll get your preferred venue but we'll do our best).  Click Here to access the Our Place team information. 

 

The Kids Teams

 

Gems

Gems is for 0-4s.

There are two teams that work with Gems, the young team for those aged 13-16 yrs and the adult team. For both teams, the approximate hours are 07.40 – 13.00 except set up day when we will ask you to volunteer for longer.

Age: 13+

 

Rock Solid

Rock Solid is for 5-10s. Approximate hours for team are 08.00 – 13.00 and 18.00-21.30.

Age: 15+

There are two teams that work with Rock Solid, the young team for those aged 15 & 16 yrs and the adult team.

 

YOUTH

As part of the Club One team, you'll serve as a group leader or as part of the wider team, facilitating discussions and praying with young people. (11-18 year-olds), Club One has two main meetings per day.  There will also be a fantastic programme of:

  • ·         Seminar-format sessions in the afternoons
  • ·         Afterhours & pop up events 
  • ·         Sports

There will be lots of opportunities to share the gospel, build relationships and pray for and minister to the young people in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The day starts with a time of team prayer and preparation for the day’s activities. Serving on team is rewarding and needs energy and commitment.

You need to be 18 years or over to apply, a Christian with an active, living faith, a heart for young people and regular attendance at a church/fellowship.

Approximate working hours: 8am-1pm and 6-9:30pm with an extra 2 hours in either the afternoon or evening, preparing or clearing up.

 

OUR PLACE TEAM

Our Place Inclusion Team members are based in the Kids’ (Rock Solid & Gems) and Youth venues. You support one, two or a small group of children to take part in the activities.  You also work closely with the mainstream teams to help them include children/youth who need additional support but you apply to the Our Place team.

Hours: You will volunteer the same hours as the venue you are based in (usually two sessions a day, morning and evening).

 

TECHNICAL TEAM

Being part of the Technical team is a great way to support the running of the conference on the front line but back stage! You will be helping to set up and pack down all the technical equipment for the conference and you will provide technical support throughout to speakers, worship leaders and team leaders in their venues.

Whilst experience in this field is helpful, it is not required as you will have a professional team leader who will be able to guide and support you where and when necessary.

If you have any questions about this team, please email Richard Radley richard@billinghamcofe.org.uk