Welcome to our 3Generate 2020 volunteering page

Volunteer applications for 3Generate 2020 are now open! If you are interested in volunteering at 3Generate 2020 for the first time, please complete this application form here.

For past volunteers, from 2017/18/19, please complete the returning volunteer form here. 

On this page you can find:

What is 3Generate?

3Generate is the annual children and youth assembly of the Methodist Church in Britain. It exists primarily to hear what those attending have to say about a variety of subjects and issues. This action-packed and inspiring weekend is a milestone event in the spiritual lives of many children and young people and we recognise that it can only happen thanks to the support of so many committed volunteers.

The event runs from 7pm on Friday 30 October until 2pm on Sunday 1 November at the Birmingham NEC. We need most volunteers to arrive by lunchtime on Friday 30 October. 

Why volunteer?

 Volunteering at 3Generate can be an exciting and rewarding challenge; a chance to be part of a vibrant national event. It is an opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills, have fun and try something different. Many people who volunteer come back year after year and get involved in different ways. Many of them speak of the positive impact that it has on their faith - maybe God is nudging you to join in and be involved?

You won’t be left on your own to do lots of work, but will be supported throughout and have the chance to work in areas that interest you. There are a whole range of ways of being involved, from more hands-on children’s and youth work, through to stewarding and admin support.

 Join us - be part of the team! Help us spread the word by sharing this e-leaflet! 

"Going to 3Generate is like having an energy boost! To see so many Methodist young people in one place is just amazing."

Read more inspiring stories from previous volunteers, watch Phil's video below or view more volunteer videos about specific roles via the volunteer playlist on our 3GenerateTV YouTube channel.

Volunteer Phil on 3GenTV (YouTube)

Volunteer roles

Volunteer teams consist of three main categories:

  • Venue/programme teams who work within each of the venues to help children and young people engage with the 3Generate programme.
  • Care teams who are focused on supporting participants and sometimes their leaders.
  • Operational teams that include customer service roles such as reception and also practical roles such as set-up and take-down.

Venue/programme team role descriptions

Care team role descriptions

Operational team role descriptions

Volunteering pack

We will be adding to the volunteer pack in the coming months, but for now, you can read up on:

Safer Recruitment

As our volunteers are working at an event for children and young people, everyone is subject to our comprehensive Safer Recruitment process. Usually volunteers will be from the Methodist Church in the UK. 

The process involves two references (including one from your Methodist minister) and you will need a UK DBS check that is less than 5 years’ old (example to come soon). Applicants may also require an interview (usually by telephone). 

Contact us

Contact Matt Chesters on 3genvols@methodistchurch.org.uk

"Why I volunteer at 3Generate" - videos from volunteers

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