Welcome to our 3Generate 2019 volunteering page

In 2019 3Generate will take place from 22-24 November at Pontins, Southport.

On this page you can find:

"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)

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.

This year we need about 250 volunteers to run the event smoothly.

The event runs from 7pm on Friday 22 November until 2pm on Sunday 24 November at Pontins in Southport. We need most volunteers to arrive by lunchtime on Friday 22 November.

Volunteering for 3Generate 2019 is now open

We’re excited to announce that volunteer applications for 3Generate 2019 are open.

If you volunteered in 2018, the application process is different and you should have received an email about that. If you haven’t received it, please contact us.

We recognise that our existing volunteers are our best ambassadors to find new volunteers! If you have volunteered before, why not consider inviting someone else from your church to join the team too?

Volunteer Now Button to link to online application form

If you’re not sure about volunteering, or need more information before you’re able to commit, please email us and we’ll send you an information pack with detailed information about volunteering at 3Generate. If you want to know more about the Pontins venue, you might like to watch this short video for group leaders on our 3GenerateTV YouTube channel.

Please mark Saturday 28 September in your diaries as that will be the Team Building Day for all volunteers and staff (returning and new) - a chance to meet each other in preparation for 3Generate. This day will happen at Cliff College in Derbyshire. Further details will be sent in September but we can confirm that we will have BSL signers at both the Team Building Day and at 3Generate. Lunch and refreshments are included at the Team Building Day, with reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. 

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 focussed on supporting participants and sometimes their leaders.
  • Operational teams that include customer service roles such as reception and also practical roles such as the set-up and take-down volunteers.

Venue/Programme Team Role Descriptions

Care Team Role Descriptions

Operational Team Role Descriptions

Volunteering Pack

We have created a volunteer information pack, with all kinds of information about volunteering at 3Generate.

The pack consists of the following leaflets:

Please send us an email if you would like to receive a hard copy of the Volunteer Pack in the post.

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. Applicants may also require an interview (usually by telephone).

Further details about volunteering in 2019

In addition to the actual 3Generate weekend, there will be a Team Building Day on Saturday 28 September (11am until 3pm) at Cliff College, Derbyshire for all volunteers to attend. For those travelling from afar, there will be a very limited number of rooms available at Cliff College on the Friday evening. Lunch and refreshments are included at the Team Building Day, with reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. 

Reasonable UK travel expenses will be covered for both the Team Building Day and for 3Generate itself.

Please reach out to us if there are any questions. We’re looking forward to hearing from you: 3generate@methodistchurch.org.uk

 Volunteer Now Button to link to online application form


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



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