Children can enjoy lots of activities during a Spring Harvest break, including arts and crafts, stories, worship and drama, all of which relate to the theme for the event. Working in small groups under the programme leader, you will learn the latest children’s songs and actions, as well as loads of ideas to take back to your own church. You’ll get to interact with the children, pray with them and you 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.
You will need to be a committed Christian, with age-appropriate experience of working with children in your local church.
OUR CHILDREN’S TEAMS:
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:
WHAT YOU COULD BE DOING:
Provide care for the children within small groups in the programme
Teach Biblical truths through stories, craft, games, music and drama
Participate in daily team meetings, prayer and worship
Prepare materials, set up and close down venues, and take on other tasks to aid the smooth running of the programme.
You will be working alongside skilled and experienced leaders
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Recent experience of working with children
Bags of energy as working with children 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 work within 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)
Each children’s programme has door stewards to ensure the safety and security of the children in the venue. Opportunities to be involved in the programme’s activities in this role are limited.
ADDITIONAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:
Each of these programmes has an Additional Needs Coordinator. As well as the duties listed above you will also be asked to:
Provide appropriate care to children with additional needs
Enable children with additional needs 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
Willing to complete an online application and provide referee details
Obtain a Spring Harvest DBS Certificate for Spring Harvest
Happy to work within the EA Basis of Faith and Lausanne Covenant
VOLUNTEERS WILL RECEIVE:
Free team accommodation (shared rooms)
Three meals a day
Travel expenses up to £80