We’re looking for a bunch of energetic and reliable volunteers who are up for thrills (but not spills) on our café teams this summer. We need 40 people to lend a hand at both Big Church Day Out South and North, plus 28 volunteers for the marketplace café at New Wine's United 18 during both week one and week two – so if a free event pass with camping and food included tickles your taste buds, don’t hang about! Places will be slurped up (sorry), so don’t be a mug (groan) – get applying pronto!
What do I need to know?
Big Church Day Out brings together tens of thousands to enjoy worship and music in a fun, family-friendly festival environment. This year’s South event will be rocking up at Wiston House in West Sussex from 26 to 27 May, before heading up North from 1 to 2 June at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire.
United 18 is a hugely popular exhibition with a range of experienced speakers leading seminars and Bible teaching, bringing people together to celebrate and worship God. Week one will run from 28 July to 3 August and week two from 5 to 12 August.
When you volunteer, you’ll be helping out on the CAP café stand, serving drinks and snacks while spreading the word about what we do and why we do it! At Big Church Day Out, we'll need you to commit to the day before and after the event too to help us set up and set down. During the event, you’ll be working six to eight hours a day in two to three hour shifts, leaving you free to roam around and have fun in between. Sounds as tempting as a hot chocolate and a brownie, doesn’t it?
By helping out at the CAP café you’ll be able to connect with lots and lots of people, playing a vital part in spreading the word about CAP to potential clients, partner churches and supporters. Don’t worry if it feels like you need a lot of experience – before you start you’ll be given plenty of training in how to run the café as well as an info pack about the work of CAP, so you’ll be ready and raring to go before you know it!
So who’s on?
This year’s Big Church Day Out line-up is a super exciting mix, including Kari Jobe, Housefires and Matt Redman! Check out the full line-ups here.
Speakers at United 18 include Darren Rouanzoin, Jo Saxton, Robby Dawkins and Alan Hirsch. Find out more here.
Great! How do I sign up?
If you’re interested in volunteering at a CAP café, just fill out the form here.
I’m not really the music festival type - can I still help out?
We'll be at lots of other events throughout the year. We're not currently looking for volunteers at these but we'd love to see you. We’ve some special giveaways planned this year so be sure to come and say hi!
8 to 10 March – Jesus Culture, Manchester
12 to 13 April – RCCG Ordained Ministers’ Conference, Bournemouth
8 to 10 May – Assemblies of God Stronger Together, Bradford
15 to 17 May – Elim Leaders’ Summit, Harrogate
25 to 28 May – Big Church Day Out South, West Sussex
31 May to 3 June – Big Church Day Out North, Cheshire
25 to 27 July – Hillsong Europe, London
28 July to 4 August – New Wine (week one), Somerset
5 to 12 August – New Wine (week two), Somerset
24 to 28 August – ONE event, Lincoln