2020 YMG Volunteer Offers 2020 ECS YMG Offers of service At YMG we want to create an inclusive, warm and loving atmosphere that nurtures all of us. There will be a wide variety of opportunities for worship, celebration, action, service, skills development, mutual support, education, reflection and quiet. There will be time for us to make new connections and rekindle old friendships, to rest as well as to work. We all have a part to play in the creation of our YMG, so we need to think of ways in which we can each offer our gifts. There are many ways in which you can help: Help with practical matters, including: doorkeeping, or sessional work on the children's and young people's programmes. Help with community activities, including: supporting worship or running activities and spaces that build and maintain community. We will also be seeking offers from those who would be willing to run activities during the week. These offers will be collected on a separate form. Volunteering optionsChoose an option to read more about it. You can make your choices on the next page.Children & Young People's programmes (daily volunteer)Microphone stewardDoorkeeperPastoral CareInformation deskElderOther community building roles as they ariseSessional volunteers on the Children's Programme Work under the supervision and in support of the Children's Programme team. You will help at two or more sessions. You may be asked to: support an activity; act as a runner for resources or information; prepare refreshments for participants; share particular skills where asked, such as games or craft work; support an individual participant with to carry out an activity. You will not be left in sole charge of children at any time. A Disclosure and Barring check (criminal records check) is not required, but referees will be asked for.Microphone stewards Mainly work during Yearly Meeting in session. In open worship, you need to be aware of those who rise to minister in your area and whether there is ministry about to occur from another part of the hall. During sessions, you listen for the clerk to call you to pass the microphone to a specified Friend. Good knees are required for this as stewards wait kneeling down while the speaker has the microphone.Doorkeepers Mainly work during Yearly Meeting in session. You monitor the entry of gatherers. You welcome them and hold back latecomers until suitable breaks in the proceedings. You will need to be in position 20 minutes before sessions starts.Pastoral care volunteers Work with members of the Pastoral Care Group to provide oversight, practical help or a listening ear. You may be based at the pastoral care desk, in Yearly Meeting sessions or offering help at mealtimes. Volunteers work shifts of 2 to 3 hours. You may work up to 3 shifts. You will be briefed and supported by members of the Pastoral Care Group. The Pastoral Care Group (PCG) provides help, but not professional expertise, to Friends when situations arise unexpectedly during Yearly Meeting. Note: Local and area meetings are expected to plan in advance for Friends who are known to need help and support. If you'd like to speak to a member of the Pastoral Care Group to find out more before offering, please e-mail email@example.comInformation Desk volunteers You will help Friends to make the best of YMG. It's a great way to say hello to lots of Friends. The Information desk provides a first point of contact. There will be a wide range of information available.Elders Support Yearly Meeting elders outside yearly meeting sessions. We are hoping to offer early morning and late evening worship as well as spaces for on-going worship. Elders take on roles similar to other meetings for worship. We need people with experience of a range of forms of worship, including programmed worship.Community activities We would like to 2020 Yearly Meeting Gathering to be a place of warm and welcoming community. To that end Yearly Meeting Agenda Committee are considering volunteer positions that will grow and nurture community amongst the Friends attending. This might include: Running a community space; Guiding Friends to activities, when they are unsure of the way; Facilitating conversations; Providing support via “walking trains” in the evening There are likely to be other things required, which have not yet been identified. About youName * Required First Last Area Meeting or other Quaker Worship GroupPlease select from dropdownBanbury & Evesham Area MeetingBournemouth Coastal Area MeetingBrighouse West Yorkshire Area MeetingBristol Area MeetingCambridgeshire Area MeetingCentral England Area MeetingCentral Yorkshire Area MeetingChilterns Area MeetingCornwall Area MeetingCraven & Keighley Area MeetingDevon Area MeetingDorset & South Wiltshire Area MeetingEast Cheshire Area MeetingEast Kent Area MeetingEast Scotland Area MeetingGloucestershire Area MeetingHampshire & Islands Area MeetingHardshaw & Mann Area MeetingHertford & Hitchin Area MeetingIpswich & Diss Area MeetingKendal & Sedbergh Area MeetingKingston & Wandsworth Area MeetingLancashire Central & North Area MeetingLeeds Area MeetingLeicester Area MeetingLincolnshire Area MeetingLondon West Area MeetingLuton & Leighton Area MeetingManchester & Warrington Area MeetingMid-Essex Area MeetingMid-Somerset Area MeetingMid-Thames Area MeetingMid-Wales Area Meeting / CCR Canolbarth CymruNorfolk & Waveney Area MeetingNorth Cumbria Area MeetingNorth East Thames Area MeetingNorth London Area MeetingNorth Scotland Area MeetingNorth Somerset Area MeetingNorth Wales Area Meeting / CCR Gogledd CymruNorth West London Area MeetingNorthamptonshire Area MeetingNorthumbria Area MeetingNottinghamshire & Derbyshire Area MeetingOxford & Swindon Area MeetingPendle Hill Area MeetingPickering & Hull Area MeetingSheffield & Balby Area MeetingSouth East London Area MeetingSouth East Scotland Area MeetingSouth London Area MeetingSouth Wales Area Meeting / CCR De CymruSouthern East Anglia Area MeetingSouthern Marches Area Meeting / CCR y Gororau DeheuolStaffordshire Area MeetingSurrey & Hampshire Border Area MeetingSussex East Area MeetingSussex West Area MeetingSwarthmoor (SW Cumbria) Area MeetingTeesdale & Cleveland Area MeetingThaxted Area MeetingWensleydale & Swaledale Area MeetingWest Cumbria Area MeetingWest Kent Area MeetingWest Scotland Area MeetingWest Somerset Area MeetingWest Weald Area MeetingWest Wiltshire & East Somerset Area MeetingWirral & Chester Area MeetingWorcestershire & Shropshire Area MeetingYork Area MeetingQuaker Worship GroupWhat is the name of your Quaker Worship Group?Email Enter Email Confirm Email Phone Please look over the range of options below and choose the ones that best match how you would like to help. Make up to three choices. This will help us in case we have too many people in one section but only a few in another. Please select up to three options.First choice * RequiredPlease tell us the area you would most like to help with.Children & Young People's programmes (sessional volunteer)Microphone steward or DoorkeeperPastoral CareInformation deskElderOther Community Building ActivitiesSecond choiceChildren & Young People's programmes (sessional volunteer)Microphone steward or DoorkeeperPastoral CareInformation deskElderOther Community Building ActivitiesThird choiceChildren & Young People's programmes (sessional volunteer)Microphone steward or DoorkeeperPastoral CareInformation deskElderOther Community Building Activities Your ExperiencePlease let us know your experience, in reference to the roles that you selected. Particularly consider: What you have done in the past. What you enjoy doing, let us know if you have any preferences (eg prefer to microphone steward rather than doorkeeping) Your experience * RequiredIf you do not have much experience, please don't let that put you off. Just let us know what you can and we will provide support and training at the event. AvailabilityFor up to how many sessions are you willing to offer help?Most people will be asked for a maximum of 4 sessions, but the children's volunteers can be asked for up to 6. 123456Are there any times that you will not be able to volunteer for?For example, if you have childcare commitments, or know you will be helping in a specific workshop (even if you don't yet know when it is), please let us know and we'll try and avoid double booking you. Specific times and sessions would be very useful. You could also split the day into morning/afternoon/evening eg "nothing in the evening on Tuesday please".Do you have any access requirements?For example if you have difficulty with steps or heights we would try and use you on the flat. Don't forget to SUBMIT your form below so that we receive your offer. Thank you for taking the time and care to offer service. We will be in touch to let you know how we intend to make use of your offer. Should your circumstances change please let us know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can then factor this in to our planning.