The Big Church Day Out – Volunteering Opportunities
This May and June, over 20,000 people from across the UK & Europe will be joining together for the Big Church Day Out (BCDO) on the Wiston Estate near Steyning, West Sussex. The annual event has been running since 2009 and has grown to become an exciting weekend-long event for the wider Christian community.
Each year, over 500 volunteers give their time to ensure the not-for-profit event runs smoothly. For 2019, the Police has been invited to support in a voluntary capacity again, specifically in relation to the safeguarding children and vulnerable adults attending the event. Clare McKnight, has led the team for the last 3 years and will be continuing to do so this year. She is a recently retired police inspector from Sussex Police. We are therefore appealing for individuals who would be willing to assist with the event.
Safeguarding volunteers would be responsible for dealing with lost and separated children, as well as any immediate concerns for vulnerable persons. They can be either police officers or police staff and would attend as a member of the public, not in a uniformed capacity.
In return, as well as the opportunity to be part of a great team, volunteers will receive:
- Free access to the event when not working plus free tickets for immediate family.
- Free camping onsite (including family) or accommodation at a local conference centre (volunteer only)
- Free meals (2 per worked day)
Support for the event will be provided from Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May (South) with early and late shifts available. If you would be interested in volunteering at an exciting and vibrant family event or would like further information, then please send your expression of interest to Clare McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retired Police Officer – Sussex Police