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Volunteering

Want to get involved with creating Kinfire 2024?

Volunteers are essential and at the heart of every good festival. Kinfire is no expection. We rely on generosity of volunteers who give their time and efforts to make the festival a fun, safe and welcoming place for everyone who will be attending.

We are so thankful to everyone who volunteered in 2023.

Applications for 2024 will open on Wednesday 17th January at 12pm.

Our volunteers perform many varied and important tasks, requiring punctuality, flexibility, and the ability and confidence to make sensible decisions and cooperate with Team Leaders and other Team members.

To complete this application process, you will need to: 

  • Be over 18 years old.

  • Provide details of 2 referees.

  • Contribute 50 towards the cost of your food and accommodation.

Volunteers must apply by filling out the application form below. This will be reviewed and once approved we will contact you so that you can book your place at the reduced rate.

It will be great to have you on the team, so please do send your application sooner rather than later.

If you have any further queries please contact info@kinfire.ie.

Current Volunteering Roles

Welcome Team

What Will I be Doing?
You will be:
Helping run our Welcome Hub and warmly welcoming those attending at various points onsite
responsible for the safety and wellbeing of those attending and seek to answer any questions they may have
potentially be on shift for 8 hours each day – this will be on a rotating shift pattern
spending much of your time standing & walking both inside and out in all weathers – bringing appropriate clothing and footwear is essential
clearing litter & emptying bins
taking responsible action during emergency evacuations
joining in with daily team prayers
possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise
assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes

What Skills and Experience do I Need?
You will need to:
have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork
enjoy talking to people and assisting people with a variety of needs
have lots of energy, patience, and flexibility!
have a good helpful mindset
have the physical ability for regularly being on your feet, lifting and shifting
have a good level of spoken English
have the ability to work under a team leader – following clear direction
be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working?
Days are quite long, starting at 7.30am and going through until 10pm. However, we do endeavour to ensure that everyone gets some time off each day, on a rota basis.
Our Welcome Team cover the Welcome Hub, main meeting area, the children and youth venues, the exhibition, as well other spaces we use on site should the need arise.
You would be expected to be onsite from 10am on the Thursday 15th of August. However we may require you be onsite from Wednesday the 14th August. We will notify you if this is the case.E

Site Operations

What Will I be Doing? You will be:
helping with site set up and tear down of the site
potentially be on shift for 8 hours each day – this will be on a rotating shift pattern
spending much of your time standing & walking both inside and out in all weathers – bringing appropriate clothing and footwear is essential
assisting with layout and management of car park
marshalling traffic
clearing litter & emptying bins
have the physical ability for regularly being on your feet
possibly asked to undertake some basic DIY – fixing signage etc
working outdoors regularly so appropriate clothing/footwear is essential
potentially shifting chairs and resetting seating layouts if needed
one of the most hands on team on site
possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise
assisting with whatever is needed behind the scene

What Skills and Experience do I Need?
You will need to:
have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork
have an attitude of can do to get jobs done
be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working? This is a varying role and will cover the whole festival site.
Days are long, and can start from 7.30am and going through until 10pm. However, we do endeavour to ensure that everyone gets some time off each day, on a rota basis.
You would be expected to be onsite from 10am on the Thursday 15th of August. However we may require you be onsite from Wednesday the 14th August. We will notify you if this is the case.

Hospitality

What Will I be Doing? You will be:
helping set up tea, coffee and refreshments to delegates during breaks
warmly serving drinks
keeping a clean and tidy working area
making sure tables and seating are clean and tidy
making sure re-cycling is done
replenishing stock
required to work within food safety standards
possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise
assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes

What Skills and Experience do I Need? You will need to:
have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork
positive, willing & learning attitude – full training will be given
have a good sense of hygiene and cleanliness
have a good level of spoken English
be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working? You will be working near the main meeting area and possibly other places on site to provide refreshments.
The day is split into three sessions – morning, afternoon and evening – and you will be allocated two sessions each day, on a rota basis. Morning sessions start around 9am, and evening sessions finish around 10.30pm.
You would be expected to be onsite from 10am on the Thursday 15th of August. However we may require you be onsite from Wednesday the 14th August. We will notify you if this is the case.

Youth and Children's Team

What Will I be Doing? You will be:
working with Growing Young Disciples to teach children and young people the Bible – following the same teaching as the adults
You may be asked to take responsibility for a small group of children or young people
getting stuck into loads of fun games, crafts and activities that support the Bible teaching
participating in team meetings, times of preparation, prayer and worship
cleaning up the venues after each session – preparing them for the next session
possibly supporting with other teams as needs arise
assisting with whatever is needed behind the scenes

What Skills and Experience do I Need? You will need to:
have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork
have a desire to communicate the gospel appropriately to the respective age group
be interested in encouraging and building up children and young people
be able to draw alongside individuals
be lively and enthusiastic!
have recent experience of working with children
have a good level of spoken English
be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working? You will be on duty each day. We do try to factor in some rest time each day in the afternoon.
We will have a specific area for youth and children's ministry and this will be the main area where you will serve.
You would be expected to be onsite from 10am on the Thursday 15th of August. However we may require you be onsite from Wednesday the 14th August. We will notify you if this is the case.

Bookstall

What Will I be Doing?
You will be:
Working to help run the bookstall which is provided by Gospel Books Ireland for the duration of the festival
helping set up and set down the bookstall
Help keep the bookstall looking neat and tidy
working on the tills
helping customers with any queries they might have or pointing them to someone who might be able to help

What Skills and Experience do I Need?
You will need to:
have lots of enthusiasm for teamwork
good communication skills
a decent level of english
reliable and trustworthy
be confident using technology
a good team player and willing to help where it is needed
not required but if enjoys and has read a lot of Christian books could be helpful!
be ready to support other teams if/when a need comes up

When and Where Will I be Working?
You will be situated wherever the bookshop is set up
The bookshop is open the majority of the day (not during main sessions) and so the team of volunteers will be rostered on for different slots throughout the day. This could mean that there maybe some sessions (not main sessions) or activities that you might have to miss however it would be as evenly split as can be. There might be some occasions where not all the volunteers who are rostered are needed however others where you might need to called in as back up if things get really busy!!

You would be expected to be onsite from 10am on the Thursday 15th of August. However we may require you be onsite from Wednesday the 14th August. We will notify you if this is the case.

Please take the time to carefully fill out the appropriate volunteer application form by clicking on of the options below.