Children

These teams are a vital part of the family aspect of Spring Harvest. We are looking for committed Christians who are willing to be enthusiastically involved in volunteering with the above age groups.

At Spring Harvest, children can enjoy lots of activities during the week including crafts, painting, stories, worship and drama. You will learn the latest children’s songs and actions as well as loads of ideas to take back to your own children’s work or church.

Our teams:

We run a full age-appropriate programme for children from three months to 11 years. These are split into Under 5’s, 5 to 7’s and 8 to 11’s.

Our teams include volunteers of all ages and backgrounds split into smaller teams and assigned to specific age groups led by a leader

What you will be asked to do:

  • + Care for a small group of children
  • + Teach biblical truths through stories, craft, games, music and drama
  • + Provide age-appropriate care for the children in the programme
  • + Participate in daily team meetings, prayer and worship
  • + Prepare materials, set up and close down venues, and taking on any tasks to aid the smooth running of the programme
  • + Attend a training day prior to Spring Harvest
  • + Team members in the Under 5’s and 5 to 7’s will be asked to participate in evening babysitting (rota basis)

You will be working alongside skilled and experienced leaders.

You will need:

  • + Bags of energy; working with children can be physically tiring
  • + To enjoy playing an active part in developing a child’s relationship with God
  • + A love of Christ and his people, and be committed to a lifestyle in keeping with Biblical principles
  • + Willingness to leave aside any denominational emphasis
  • + Commitment to pray for and with children before and during Spring Harvest
  • + Ability to serve in a large team and respond positively to leadership
  • + Appropriate physical resilience to cope with the demands of children and heavy lifting
  • + Clothes that will not be spoilt by paint, glue, water or general children’s mess! Prepare to get stuck into arts and crafts

Additional Needs Volunteers:

Each of these programmes has an Additional Needs Coordinator who rely on a small team who in addition to the above duties will be asked to:

  • + Care for children with additional needs to participate in the programme as fully as possible
  • + Liaise with the coordinator regarding the care of each child

Door Stewards:

Each of these programmes have door stewards to ensure the safety of the children in the venue.

Opportunities to be involved in the programme is limited.

Under 5’s

For Minehead and Skegness, two morning sessions (9.45am to 11.15am and 11.45am to 1pm). One afternoon session (3.00pm to 4.00pm) You will need to be available for all of these sessions

For Harrogate, one morning session 11:00am to 1.00pm and one afternoon session 3.00pm to 4.45pm

Prior to the first morning session, you will be asked to be available for a time or prayer, worship and preparation for the day’s activities

You may be asked to facilitate babysitting during the evening for single parents (this is on a rota basis)

Minehead & Skegness average team size: 20 to 25 team members dependent on ratios

Harrogate average team size: around 10

5 to 7’s

For Minehead and Skegness, one morning session from 9.45am to 1.30pm (including pack down of venue)

For Harrogate, one morning session 11:00am to 1.00pm and one afternoon session 3.00pm to 4.45pm

You may be asked to be available prior to 9.45am and during the afternoon for a time of prayer and meeting with the programme leader

You may be asked to facilitate babysitting during the evening for single parents (this is on a rota basis)

Minehead & Skegness average team size: 24 to 40 team members dependent on ratios

Harrogate average team size: around 10

8 to 11’s

For Minehead and Skegness, one morning session from 9.45am to 1pm, and one evening session from 6.30pm to 8.45pm

For Harrogate, one morning session 11:00am to 1.00pm, one afternoon session 3.00pm to 4.45pm, and one evening session from 6.45pm to 9.00pm

In addition, you will be asked to be available before each session to participate in a time of preparation, prayer and worship, and after each session to pack down the venue and debrief

Minehead and Skegness average team size: 24 to 40 team members dependent on ratios

Harrogate average team size: around 10

 

You will need to obtain a DBS Certificate to serve on a children’s team.

We will send you all the relevant information to do this.

Enquire Now

If you have queries please do not hesitate to contact Jenny on 01825 746505 or email jenny.sellars@springharvest.org.