Welcome to the Festival Angel volunteer page for 2017.
See this page for an introduction to Festival Angels and volunteering.
Please complete the on-line form (on the left - this form is 4 pages long, only when you press submit will the form reach us!). If you are unsure as to what dates you can commit to please let us know as soon as you can. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2017 OR when we reach our limit of 170 volunteers.
Aims and Objectives:
The aim of Festival Angels is to offer a Christian presence and expressions of Christian service to all those attending and working at the Leeds festival.
Festival Angels will seek to respond to need, be it physical, social, emotional or spiritual and share in the life journeys of those present through encounter and service.
The presence of the Festival Angels will be known by differing means e.g.
Prayer is a central focus of the Festival Angel’s activity and the Prayer Tent acts both as a place sanctuary and encounter. This space will help to creatively engage festival goers in expressing their faith and sharing in the faith of others.
Festival Angels runs Wednesday 23rd - Monday 28th August 2017.
Code of Practice:
Festival Angels will be Christians or people willing to work within the Christian ethos, aged 18+. They will agree to undertake appropriate training as determined by the Festival Angels steering group. During their time on the Festival site they should regard themselves as an ambassador of Festival Angels and more importantly Christ and conduct themselves appropriately. Before being accepted to serve on the team, every Festival Angel must provide the name and contact details of an appropriate referee.
The conditions of the festival organisers licence are such that we cannot use volunteers who fail a Police National Computer (PNC) check. Those with traffic offences are probably OK, but those with a more colourful past, sadly may not be accepted.
Welcome to Festival Angels information sheet (2016 so for information only at this stage)
Festival Angels’ dates for your diary
There will be a meeting in June/July 2017 for new volunteers (and previous volunteers who enjoy pizza and meeting up with everyone) and a final briefing and pizza on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.
What was the best part of being a Festival Angel....
"The other angels, the smooth running systems in the tent, the fact that people pray openly if there is a need"
"Being there. Enjoying fellowship. Doing something positive to help people when they needed it. Taking the church out into a challenging environment"
"Working together with other Christians"
"Not sure what the best part was...loved working on detached! Also it was really great atmosphere on our campsite, with the community feeling and gazebo space to hang out, and also in the cloud and hear stories from lost property"
"Serving the tea/ coffee and working with Alison and Arthur lol!! And James, Jimmy and the rest of the team :-) getting to see some great bands"
"Enjoyed the whole experience but loved meeting the other angels and being there serving others"
"The teamwork and meeting and talking with the festival goers.....great fun"
"The warm reception from the festival goers for what the Festival Angels were doing and represented"
"Experiencing something I never had the pleasure to before. Enjoying bands I love and, helping people and showing them God's love"
"Meeting the festival goers, chatting with them, sharing their enthusiasm, being useful"
"Being part of a diverse a very fun-loving team"
"Being part of a very professional, well organised unit"
"Experiencing a festival for the first time and being part of a lovely team"
"Meeting new people"
"The team of angels, they were all friendly and caring"
"The whole Godly aspect in the Prayer Tent, particularly with the use of the give away booklet"
"Spending time with my brother who had never been a festival angel before. Afterwards he told me this weekend ranked in his top 2-3 weekends ever. He will be back! Reuniting people with their belongings and listening to people's stories, festival goers and angels alike. Playing with neon face paint and donning the happy bunny ears to throw some serious shapes at the late night disco across the field. The sunshine, the music.. most of it really"
"Meeting a lot of new people. Either the other Festival Angels or the Festival goers"
"Socialising with other Angels and festival goers"
"The community of people who call themselves 'festival angels' they made the experience worthwhile. Made some incredible friends who really added to my festival enjoyment"
"Getting a chance to help strangers and make a difference"
"Seeing all the happy bunnies, especially the ones that had no expectations of getting their phones/money handed in"
"The best part was meeting the people who needed the help of the team and listening to their stories. The team themselves were also very interesting people who I'm glad I met"
"In the prayer tent over night I got to talk to this 16 year old for about two and a half hours about faith it got pretty intense, but it was amazing"
"The camaraderie and dynamic of the excellent team and the overall atmosphere throughout the site. The Festival goers helped to provide a feel good vibe virtually everywhere on site"
"Meeting everyone, being part of the team, had a fantastic time, wonderful experience"