Campaigns and Supporter Engagement Volunteer - Christian Aid at Greenbelt

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Do you enjoy speaking to people?  Can you inspire festival goers to support our work and take our campaign actions? Do you have enthusiasm to engage with existing supporters, equip them to reach out to new ones, and inspire people to become more deeply engaged with the work of Christian Aid through Giving, Acting and Praying (even when it’s raining, you’ve dropped your biscuit in the mud and your wellies are leaking)?  

The Greenbelt arts festival is a key event in Christian Aid’s calendar.  It enables us to get our message across to festival-goers who (like us) are passionate about putting their faith into action to challenge global poverty. Volunteers are vital to making our presence at Greenbelt a success. 

As a Greenbelt festival volunteer you will be part of a team and make a practical contribution to Christian Aid’s work. You’ll be engaging with festival-goers and getting our message across – and in between shifts you’ll also get some time to enjoy the festival.

What will I do?

  • be part of the team running the Christian Aid venue
  • encourage festival goers to engage with our campaign actions around the festival site
  • facilitate workshop sessions
  • engage festival goers with Christian Aid’s key messages at the festival
  • encourage festival goers to take action through Giving, Acting and Praying for Christian Aid (eg by signing up to giving regularly to our work)
  • keep an eye out for health and safety issues, notifying shift leaders
  • be proactive in identifying possible problems and addressing them, as well as starting up conversations with supporters
  • you may need to take on other tasks at short notice as and when needed!

How much time do I give?  

Volunteers are required to work a shift of around 6 hours each day as allocated, between the hours of 8am and 10pm.  Shifts can be swapped around but this must be done by team members in agreement with the on-site volunteer manager.

You will be required to arrive on-site at Greenbelt Festival, near Kettering, between 2pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 24th August and be on-site until the end of your last shift, which may be at 9pm on Monday 28th August.  Volunteers will be able to stay onsite until Tuesday 29th August, and those doing so will be asked to assist with the breakdown and clearing of the Christian Aid venues on the Monday night / Tuesday morning.

What skills do I need?

  • confidence to speak about Christian Aid’s campaigns and activities
  • flexibility, and a willingness to pitch in and help
  • friendly and reliable, with a customer focused attitude
  • results driven and committed to engaging with as many festival goers as possible to maximise success
  • ability to work in a team and support others
  • a good sense of humour and an ability to deal with the unexpected!
  • fundraising, campaigning or sales experience and a good knowledge of Christian Aid are desirable, but full training will be provided
  • a proactive and can-do attitude

What support will I receive?

  • training for your volunteering role at the start of the festival
  • support from your team leader
  • a weekend pass to the Greenbelt festival and food vouchers for meals redeemable on-site
  • travel expenses to/from Greenbelt festival, up to a maximum of £50 (following Christian Aid’s example of cheapest fares available, train journeys for preference, shared car journeys etc. The greener and cheaper, the better!)

Are there any other requirements?  

  • Volunteers will need to bring their own tent and other camping equipment, and be prepared to camp at the festival
  • Volunteers need to be 18+ on arrival at the festival
  • Volunteers wishing to stay off-site may do so, at their own expense.  Daily travel to / from off-site accommodation will also be at the volunteer’s own expense.  
  • You will able to arrive on-site at Greenbelt Festival between 2pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 24th August. 
  • You will be committed to Christian Aid’s aims to eradicate poverty
  • You will feel comfortable in a faith-based arts festival environment

Deadline for applications

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until all vacancies are filled.  There are expected to be 15 vacancies on the Supporter Engagement team.


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Campaigns and Supporter Engagement Volunteer - Christian Aid at Greenbelt

Key responsibilities

You will be talking to our festival goers about Christian Aid's work, including the Big Shift campaign, around the festival and in our venue and encouraging them to participate in our fun campaign action.

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  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Listening
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Positive attitude
  • Team Work

Desirable Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Public Speaking

Skill to gain

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership and Management
  • Listening
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Non-discriminatory
  • Non-judgemental
  • Planning and organising
  • Positive attitude
  • Presentation
  • Public Speaking
  • Networking

When can you do this role/Calendar

Date: 24-08-2017

Start time: 12:00 AM

End time: 12:00 PM

Available in: Morning Afternoon Evening

Application deadline: 23-08-2017


Kettering NN14 1BJ, United Kingdom

To one-click apply for this opportunity you need to have completed the following:

  • You need to have an active account on this website
  • You need to have an active volunteering account
  • You need to have fully completed the volunteering profile set-up