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Some teams require you to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). You can establish if the team you want to apply for requires a check by visiting your ‘My Team Applications’ page. Follow the link below for a list of offences covered by the check, which must therefore be disclosed.
A note on benefits
New Wine wouldn’t exist without our army of volunteers – there are thousands! We know how important you are to the New Wine family and want to make sure you are valued. In the last year, we have introduced a commissioning service and a Teams Lounge to make your experience at United Elements the best and most appreciated it can be.
We also have to abide by HMRC rules and regulations, and we regularly check in to make sure that we remain compliant. Similarly, we are members of the NCVO, to make sure we have excellent training and understand the latest best practice in volunteer management.
As a result of this, our volunteer guidelines are regularly updated to make sure we are clear and fair across the board.
As a volunteer we cover your expenses for being on site which includes your ticket, camping space and access to Teams Lounge. Food is provided for our volunteers who wish to eat in the Teams catering suite at a small charge of £15 per person. Self-catering whilst on team is of course also possible. Finally, everyone at a United Elements event will pay a non-refundable £10 administration fee, including all team. In the case of team places this is to contribute to the significant costs of administering all the necessary management and administration, which New Wine meets the majority of centrally as an organisation.
Anything else is considered a taxable benefit by the HMRC and we are therefore unable to pay any additional gifts or offer any additional benefits, further to those already described above.
Expectation for team members
Those who volunteer for New Wine teams at United do so based on their Christian profession and way of life. As a team volunteer, your conduct on site is expected to be consistent with New Wine’s ethos and understanding of the teaching of the New Testament.