‘My team mates were awesome. I'm astounded at how much work goes on behind the scenes - it never even occurred to me that people actually have to vacuum the Big Top. I'm glad I was able to do my part. It’s all for God's glory, and it has been an honour to serve him.’
Steward Week C
This is the best team to be on if you love fluorescent yellow – and who doesn't?!
The stewarding team is a unique opportunity to work behind the scenes at Soul Survivor, carrying out tasks from stewarding the main meeting to changing signs on the information points. This team does a variety of jobs all over site and the smooth running of Soul Survivor depends on their hard work.
Stewards work on three different shifts to cover mornings, afternoons and evenings and no two days will ever be the same. As a steward you will be placed into a small team splitting your time between stewarding the main meetings, looking after the other venues (this includes health and safety checks) and being a part of the site crew. As a steward you will work around 10 hours a day but there will be breaks within that time!
There is also a daily stewards meeting with worship and a chaplain who meets with the team to pray with you. Your team, some great steward managers and the use of the steward’s lounge mean that you will soon become part of the Soul Survivor stewarding community.
You will need to arrange your own accommodation but in return for your hard work we will provide you with an event pass and all your meals (breakfast of Day 1 until breakfast of Day 6) – what more could you want!?
Can you stay awake, alert and happy all through the night? Could you (and a small team) keep a massive main meeting venue from being invaded by hundreds of wild-eyed teenagers at 2am? There’s a group of people at Soul Survivor who are only seen at night, spending their evenings patrolling the Soul Survivor site, ensuring the safety and security of all the sleeping delegates, and encouraging those that are not yet asleep to quieten down and head to bed!
You’ll patrol the site from 10pm until 8am and be linked closely with the Night Comms team who will be on the radios throughout your shift. So if you're a night owl with a willingness to serve in a place that is often overlooked then the night stewarding team may be for you … don’t worry though, you will be provided with tea, coffee and food throughout the night to help you stay wide-eyed and bushy-tailed!
How old do I have to be?
You’ll need to be 18 or over to join this team and don one of the mighty fluorescent yellow steward jackets!
When will I need to be on site?
We’ll need you to be on site by 7pm on Day 0 (the day before the event starts) for your meeting with the stewarding team. (You may wish to arrive in time to set up your tent before this meeting.) This is where you will collect your wristband and food pass, meet your team and find out loads more about the week so it’s really important that you attend.
If you’re stewarding during the day, you’ll be required on site until midday on Day 6 and if you’re on the night stewarding team, you’ll be free to go after your shift finishes at 8am on Day 6.
Ok I’m interested, but how do I apply?
You can apply online using our booking system. If you haven't done so already, you will need to register with the system (using the box in the top right of the screen) and then login. Book a place on the event of your choice and choose the option to book as a team member. It’s completely free to volunteer with us so you won't have to give any payment details.
If you have any questions about serving on team then drop us an email at email@example.com
or give us a buzz on 0303 333 1 333
and we’d be more than happy to help!