Volunteering


Welcome to our 3Generate 2021 volunteering page

Click here to get started filling out your volunteer application now!

3Generate 2021 will be taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October 2021. After a difficult year it is exciting to finally be able make this announcement and begin the process of putting everything in place for an exciting event. We need to recruit around 250 volunteers to support the event, so we do hope that you will be able to volunteer. Volunteering at the 3Generate event can be an exciting and rewarding challenge; a chance to be part of a vibrant national event.

We will be needing stewards ( lots of stewards), we will be needing venue teams, people to join the care team, night stewards, village hosts. There is something for everyone to do in order to support our children and young people at this year’s 3Generate, the children and youth assembly of the Methodist church.

Volunteer applications for 3Generate 2021 are now open! If you are interested in volunteering at 3Generate 2021, please click on the red text to download and complete an application form.


On this page you can find (click on the red links to read more):


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 29th October until 2pm on Sunday 31st October at the Birmingham NEC. 


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.

"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 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.

To find out more about any of these exciting roles, click on the relevant red text in the bullet points below...

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.


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 Britain. 

The process involves two references (including one from your Methodist minister) and you will need a Methodist UK DBS check that is less than five years old. Volunteers from other denominations will need a reference from their own minister but will need to obtain a Methodist DBS. If you are not in contact with your own local Methodist Church we can help you to obtain a new Methodist DBS. Contact 3Genvols@methodistchurch.org.uk


Contact us

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


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

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