At Spring Harvest it’s important to us that our children enjoy lots of activities, including arts and crafts, Bible stories, worship and drama, all of which relate to the theme of the event. Working in small groups under the Programme Leader, you will learn the latest kids’ songs and actions, as well as loads of ideas to take back to your own church. You’ll be interacting with the children, praying with them and may even help a child give their life to Jesus.
Use your experience of working with children and your passion for Jesus to help make an eternal impact on young lives through the programme at Spring Harvest. As well as being over 18 years of age, you will need to be a committed Christian, with age-appropriate experience of working with children in your local church or community.
We run three theme-based programmes for children of different age groups and look for volunteers with age-appropriate experience to work in the following areas:
Kids 0-4 - two morning sessions and one afternoon session daily.
Kids 5-7 - one full morning session daily, plus possible attendance at The Big Start.
Kids 8-11 - one morning session and one early evening session daily.
Please note your participation in the team requires you to be available to attend ALL sessions run for the relevant age groups.
WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING:
Interacting with children within small groups, serving alongside and supervised by skilled and experienced leaders.
Teaching Biblical truths through stories, craft, games, music and drama.
Engaging in daily team meetings, prayer and worship.
Preparing materials, setting up and closing down venues, and taking on other tasks to aid the smooth running of the programme.
Participating in an evening babysitting rota (Kids 0-4 and Kids 5-7 teams only).
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Recent age-appropriate experience of working with children.
Bags of energy as this team can be physically demanding.
To enjoy playing an active part in developing a child’s relationship with God.
Willingness to set aside any denominational emphasis.
Commitment to pray for, and with, children before and during Spring Harvest.
The ability to serve in a team under the supervision of a Team Leader.
Clothes that will not be spoilt by paint, glue, water or general children’s mess (team t-shirts are provided for some Kids Teams).
Each Kids programme venue has Door Stewards to ensure the safety and security of the children. Opportunities to be involved in the programme’s activities in this role are limited but is a vital to ensuring the safety of all involved in the programme.
ADDITIONAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:
Each age-group has an Additional Needs Coordinator and needs volunteers to help alongside them. As well as the duties listed you will also be asked to:
Provide appropriate care to children with additional needs, enabling them to participate in the programme as fully as possible.
Liaise with the Coordinator regarding the specific care-needs of each child.
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE:
Over 18 years of age.
A committed Christian, regularly and actively involved in a local church.
Willing and able to complete an online registration form.
Able to provide details of someone in leadership of the church you are currently attending as a referee.
Able to obtain an Enhanced DBS Certificate for Spring Harvest.