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The Team Day starts at 9:00am and ends with a debrief session at 3:45pm.  The children arrive at 10:15am and leave at 3:30pm.   If you are working with a children’s group you will be with them for most of the day as they require supervision over lunch.  You will need to bring lunch with you.

There is a wide range of jobs we need to fill, we can normally accommodate you even if you can only offer half a day.   So please don’t hesitate to apply.

You need to be responsible, sensible with children, ready for hard work, enthusiastic and excited about enjoying a great week.

There are 3 sets of Team Members who work directly with the children and are with them most, if not all of the day and in all roles a positive attitude is vital.  Please note the school year requirements for the Team.

  • Small Group Leaders (SGL), Yr 11+ – Adult. Leaders look after a group of 8-10 children guiding them through the day’s activities with prepared materials
  • Small Group Helpers (SGH), Yr 8+– adult. Helpers work in small groups supporting an SGL.  In the Red Group we ask that Helpers be in Year 10 or older.
  • Activity Teams. These help with Games and Craft.

Each SGL must be a committed Christian and have a living relationship with Jesus.

For other Team members some knowledge of the Bible is helpful.  While you may not be certain what you believe about God, if you are happy that we run on a Christian basis, you are welcome to join our Team.

We hold an important Training Day on the Saturday before Detonate starts at 2pm when you get a chance to meet your allocated team.  Please put this in your diary.

If you can only offer a few hours, you could help with

·        Early Birds: Taking care of Team Members’ children from 8:30 to 10:30 am
·        Refreshments: For both children and team members
·        Day Security: Welcoming children at the gates and manning them throughout day

Also, could you or another member of your household help before and after Detonate or give up a late afternoon or night to ensure the security of the site?   You must be over 18 for site security, and over 16 for setting up (Saturday before) or taking down (4pm final Friday).

As a Team Member your children will have:

  • Priority booking – when registering you can reserve places for your children and will be able to purchase those reserved tickets for each child when booking opens.
  • A place in Early Birds – a session run for Team members’ children only. Please enter their names on the form in the relevant section.

If you have a Year 7 child, they can be considered for a place on the Team while you are on site.   Please register them and complete an online Team Application for them noting their relationship to you in the additional comments section.   This does not extend to the children of friends.