Join a team

We’re going to need a whole bunch of amazing team members to help us launch Satellites this summer! Could you be one of them?

We’re looking for some hard-working, servant-hearted people who want to enable young people to meet with Jesus, to learn how to keep him at the centre of their lives and to help us make Satellites the best event it can be. There are several different teams to apply for so there should be something to suit everyone’s skill set – from practical to administrative, welcoming people as they arrive to tidying the site up as they leave.

All Satellites team members will be asked to attend an on-site briefing at 6pm on Monday 8 August, and then expected to serve in shifts from the morning of Tuesday 9 August until midnight on Saturday 13 August. We may call on some volunteers to arrive earlier to help with set up or stay a little later to help us pack down - you can let us know your availability on your application form!

We’re also introducing a 50/50 ticket for 16 and 17 year olds who would like to serve on a team for part of the day and receive a reduced ticket rate for the event.

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Arcade

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Arcade is one of our venues on site – home to an on-site arcade, gaming area and indoor sports, plus loads of after-hours programme content. We're looking for a small team to host the space during opening times and to make sure everyone is having a good time! The team will need to oversee the different activities (making sure everyone gets a go!) as well as interacting with the delegates using the venue.

Age

18+

Requirements

None – just up for a laugh and willing to get stuck in!

Café teams

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Know your espressos from your cappuccinos? A boss at latte art? We need loads of awesome volunteers to help run our different cafés on site. You’ll be working with your team leader to serve drinks, use the tills to take payments, keep the snacks stocked and make sure the venue is clean and tidy. Bonus points if you can make a good cuppa!

We have a number of different cafés at Satellites – when you apply you can let us know which one you’d prefer to be in, but we’ll build the teams based around where the need is.
Café venues: Couch, Scaffé and The Well

Age

16+

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to teach you how the equipment works when you arrive at Satellites.

Canvas

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Canvas is a space dedicated to exploring creativity. We’re going to use this venue to run loads of different workshops and classes – covering everything from art to TikTok making, creative writing to gardening! We’ll make space to display some of the pieces created throughout the event too, which could then spark inspiration for others. We’re looking for a small team to help facilitate some of these sessions; they will be run by someone especially skilled in the field so although you won’t need to be a pro artist yourself, you’ll need to have some interest in the creative arts.

Age

18+

Requirements

A love of all things creative, and able to chat to young people! Please make sure you let us know your relevant experience as part of your application form.

Catering

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Are you a dab hand in the kitchen? This might not be the most glamourous team, but it’s one of the most vital of the whole event! We’ll have about 400 volunteers serving at Satellites, so we need a whole bunch of brilliant people on our catering team to help feed them all. You’ll be responsible for helping our team leaders to prepare the food, dishing them up and clearing away at the end of each meal.

Age

16+

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Comms

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From managing all on-site radio traffic to coordinating the response to any emergencies, the Comms team play a vital role at Satellites to ensure that the event runs smoothly. You’ll need to be organised, calm, good at communicating and able to keep calm under pressure – plus bonus points if you already know your phonetic alphabet for chatting on the radio!

Age

16+

Requirements

It would be helpful if you know – or could learn – the phonetic alphabet for use on the radios.

Detached

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The detached team at Satellites exists to support young people who have, for whatever reason, decided not to engage with the event programme. Whilst there are many reasons why this might be the case, the detached team’s responsibility is to ensure these young people know there are safe, relevant and non-pressuring team members they can talk to. The role of the detached team is to be meet young people where they are and listen to them (as opposed to ushering them into the main venue or pressuring them into engaging with the programme). Offers may be made to try out venues or activities, but the primary objective is supporting and engaging with the young person where they are most comfortable.

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need to have relevant experience to join this team – whether that’s being part of the youth team at your home church, doing detached youth work or even being a qualified social worker or counsellor. Please make sure you provide this information on your application form.

First aid

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If you’re a qualified first aider or medical professional, we’d love you to join our first aid team at Satellites. Whilst we’re hoping that no one gets hurt or sick at Satellites, these things do sometimes happen and so we’re looking for a friendly first aid team to be the first point of call for any medical situations that may arise. You’ll need to be confident at making decisions about the best course of treatment if someone gets hurt, and able to stay calm under pressure.

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need to have (at a minimum) a valid First Aid at Work qualification to join this team.

Info

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If you’re super friendly and incredibly organised, we’d love you to think about joining our Info team. This team are responsible for helping all delegates with any of their practical needs on site – from booking queries to broken wristbands, questions about the programme or lost property. You’ll need to be approachable and confident when chatting with both young people and youth leaders, plus able to problem solve!

Age

16+

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Kids teams

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Do you love working with children? We’re excited that Satellites is going to be an epic week for the kids of all the youth leaders on site – and we need a brilliant team to help make that happen. It will be split into two age groups and you can let us know which one you’d prefer to be based with: Satell-Mites for the 1-4s and Satellites Kids for the 5-12s. There will be a couple of main sessions each day, plus a range of afternoon activities. Alongside games, drama, experiments, crafts, sports and maybe even a gunge tank(!), the kids on-site at Satellites will be encouraged to explore what it looks like to put God at the centre of their lives using the seven values of Satellites in a way that is suitable and engaging for them, as well as making friends and having a lot of fun along the way!

Age

16+

Requirements

You’ll need to have experience of, and be confident, working with children – please make sure to give relevant details on your application form.

Kids (additional needs)

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We’d love to recruit a team to support any of the children at Satellites who have additional needs. You’ll be a part of the wider kids team, but mainly working one-on-one with those children who need some extra care. To join this team, you’ll need specific skills and experience of working with children who have additional needs.

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need specific skills and experience of working with children who have additional needs – please make sure to give relevant details on your application form.

Prayer

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As well as having heaps of fun at Satellites, it’s important that we make sure to look after those delegates who might be having a trickier time. We’re recruiting an expert prayer team to make up our prayer team (also including a few experienced mental health first aiders) – so if you have experience of praying with young people, we’d love you to consider joining our prayer team. You’ll need to be great at chatting to young people, able to handle sensitive situations calmly and confident praying with teenagers.

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need to have relevant experience to join this team – whether that’s being part of the prayer team at your home church, doing detached youth work or even being a qualified social worker or counsellor. Please make sure you provide this information on your application form.

Production

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Do you have experience as a plumber or an electrician – or are just generally good at fixing things? We’re looking to gather a bunch of skilled people to volunteer on our production team. This team are responsible for keeping the site running smoothly, making sure the showers and toilets are functioning as they should be and generally fixing anything that breaks! Anyone seen the Gaffa tape…?

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need to have relevant skills to join this team – and even better if you are a qualified plumber or electrician. Please give details on your application form.

Satellites Store

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Love chatting to people? Always wish you’d owned your own shop? The Satellites Store might be the place for you! Based in The Depot, the Satellites Store is where we’ll be selling our limited-edition Satellites merch from – as well as books and resources to help young people (and their youth leaders!) in their walk with God. You’ll be responsible for keeping the Store looking great, chatting to customers and using the tills to take payment.

Age

16+

Requirements

None – although it would be helpful if you’re confident handling cash and taking card payments. Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Sports

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Know your Spike Ball from your Four Square? Able to referee a game of footie or organise a wide game? Come and join the sports team! We’re going to run an epic sports programme that everyone – regardless of their skill and experience – can join in with. We’re looking for some passionate sport fans that are up for hosting all sorts of games throughout the week – as well as helping young people to explore how putting God at the centre of our lives can impact our attitude on the pitch/court/field.

Age

16+

Requirements

None – but it would be great if you love sports and are a fairly active person, ready to get stuck in come rain or shine! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Stewarding

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Do you look great in fluorescent yellow? If so… stewarding might be the team for you! We need a skilled team or stewards to help us keep everyone safe on-site throughout Satellites. You’ll be put into groups, tasked with patrolling the site, helping delegates, checking wristbands as people go into different venues and help respond to any emergency situations that arise. This role will involve being on your feet for a chunk of time so you’ll need to be prepared for that and bring some comfy shoes you can wear. It would be a huge bonus if you know the phonetic alphabet and you’re comfortable using a radio!

As well as needing a team of stewards to look after everyone during the day, we also need a bunch of responsible night stewards to keep an eye on everything when everyone is asleep. We’ll have coffee on tap for you to help you stay awake!

Age

16+ (18+ for Night stewarding)

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Tech

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Are you technically minded or part of the sound/visuals/lighting team at your church or youth group? If so, we’re looking to gather a bunch of keen, eager and skilled people to be on our tech team. This could involve running the sound desk in a seminar, being on hand to do band changeovers after hours or even doing screen words in the main venue. Basically if you can plug it in and it makes a noise, you’ll have something to do with it!

Age

18+

Requirements

You’ll need to have relevant skills for this team - so please give details of your technical experience on the application form.

The Arena

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The Arena is where we’ll be gathering each morning and evening, for worship, teaching, ministry and heaps of fun! We need a great team to help steward this venue, chatting to delegates, checking everyone has a valid wristband and making sure that everyone stays safe during these main sessions. You’ll be in all of the main sessions, and we’ll even let you wear a snazzy high-vis jacket whilst you’re on shift! This role will involve being on your feet for a chunk of time during the sessions so you’ll need to be prepared for that and bring some comfy shoes you can wear.

Age

16+

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

Welcome

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Our welcome team are the first people that our delegates will meet when they rock up to Satellites – so we’re looking for a whole bunch of friendly faces to greet everyone at the main gate to the site! You’ll be responsible for checking people’s wristbands when they arrive, helping them find their way onto the site and sorting day passes for those just joining us for a day or two.

Age

16+

Requirements

None – just willing to get stuck in! Your team leader will be on hand to guide you throughout the event.

I’ll serve anywhere

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Have you read through all the different options, but still not sure which team to pick? When applying, select the ‘I’ll serve anywhere’ team and we’ll allocate you to where we need the most help! Please make sure you tell us a little bit about you, your skills and what you enjoy doing when filling in your application form so we can find a spot on a team that we think you’ll love.

Age

16+

Requirements

This will depend on which team you end up serving on – but we’ll be in touch with more information!

Perks of being on team

We hope that everyone serving on team has a brilliant week – playing their part in making Satellites happen, meeting new people, building solid friendships with the other volunteers and serving young people as they journey with us to explore what it looks like to put God at the centre of everything we do.

The amount of time each team member serves will vary, but you should expect to be on shift for a minimum of 6 hours and maximum of 10 hours each day. In return for your hard work, we’d love to offer you:

  • A free ticket to Satellites
    This means you’ll get to participate in the rest of the Satellites programme when you’re not on shift, plus access to all of our awesome venues.

  • Free meals
    Fantastic news… we’ll feed you for the week! You’ll just need to let us know if you have any dietary requirements, which you can do when you complete your application form.

  • Free camping
    We’ll have a team campsite specifically for those serving the event, so that you can meet other team members and hang out when you’re not serving. Alternatively, if you’re coming along with your church, you’ll be able to camp with your youth group for the week – just let us know your preference when you apply.
    Please note: you’ll need to bring your own tent and camping equipment.

  • Access to the Teams Hub
    We’ll be making space for a lounge area where you can relax when you’re not on shift, with free tea and coffee on tap throughout the day

  • Team training
    We’ll make sure that you have the best training (both before the event and when you join us at Satellites) to ensure that you’re fully equipped in the role that you are serving on.

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Application process

To ensure everyone is safe on site, we have a thorough team application system in place. We’ll ask you some questions in an application form to get to know you a bit, we’ll contact your referee for further information and most teams will also require a DBS check.

We’ve detailed the steps below!

  1. Head to the booking page, create an account and wait for the verification email to reach you. If it doesn't arrive within 10 minutes, please check your junk mail or spam folders

  2. Once you’ve verified your email address, click 'Book now' in the top right corner and follow the steps to book your ticket - make sure to select 'This person would like to join this event as a team volunteer' on your ticket and pick which team you'd like to apply for.

  3. Once you've picked which team you're applying for, click create ticket and then follow the steps to finish your booking. You'll need to let us know your on-site contact details, what accommodation you're bringing (you can update this nearer the time!) and your billing address so that we can confirm your booking. There's no charge for team tickets, unless you are 16 or 17 and choosing a 50/50 ticket - in which case you will be invoiced £50 once your team application has been accepted

  4. We’ll then send you an email with a link to your application form. You'll need to complete all of the questions in order to save the form, so please make sure you have everything ready before you start. This includes a head and shoulders photo of you for your team badge, and details for your referee

  5. Once you've submitted your application, we’ll contact your referee to ask them a few questions about you (please make sure you’ve let them know in advance that you’ve named them as your referee)

  6. We’ll also start a DBS check for you – you’ll get an email from us with specific information on how the DBS process works

  7. Once your DBS check has come back clear, we’ll be in touch to confirm your place on team and allocate your role!

If you have any questions about the process, please get in touch with us!

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