Focus is a chance for our church network to spend quality time together; to pitch in as a family, sharing food, receiving and praying for one another, and supporting each other as we go.
 
 
 

Find Your Team

 
 
 
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Focus couldn’t happen without the hard work of hundreds of fantastic volunteers who give up their time to help the event run as smoothly as possible. If you’re willing to get stuck in and want to have fun while you’re doing it, you’re exactly who we’re looking for to join the team!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via focus@htb.org 

Focus Teams

How To Book

Together we make the epic experience of Focus possible. If you are full of energy, skills and passion, we have a team for you! Whether you have a knack for making little ones laugh, some skill with a camera, or love making people feel welcome, there are heaps of volunteering opportunities at Focus. Have a look through the information below and sign up to be part of the hands-on, dedicated, can-do team that keeps Focus going.

If you’re over 18 and up for serving on team, you can submit your team application via the booking page. You’ll need to be available to help out for the duration of the event (check the specific team’s info for arrival times) and you may also need to have a new DBS check with us, depending on the team you are signing up for. Once we’ve looked through your application and references, we’ll be in touch to confirm your place if you’re the right fit for that team.

How do I book?

When you make your booking, please select ‘Full-time volunteer’ or ‘Part-time volunteer’ as the ticket type.

When asked which team you would like to volunteer for, please select your chosen team and complete the rest of the application.

Focus Kids (+ Our Tent)

Focus Kids is committed to raising a generation of kids who love Jesus and grow up knowing they are valued and loved.

If you love kids and are passionate about presenting Jesus in fun and creative ways, then we would love to invite you to join the Kids Team. With a fantastic week, jam-packed full of teaching, drama, worship, games, sports, crafts and lots more, the Kids Team is a great way to get involved and make the most of your week at Focus.  

In order to serve with us, you’ll need a valid DBS check – we will be able to help you with this once you have submitted your team application. 

You’ll need to arrive on site by Friday 24th July in time for the Focus Kids team briefing at 10am. The event finishes after the last Big Top session on the evening of Tuesday 28th July

1-6 year olds

In return for your hard work (morning sessions – around 4 hours per day), we’ll provide: 

  • Discounted event ticket price of £75

  • Free camping pitch for you to put up your tent

  • Free Breakfast

  • Access to the teams lounge

  • Free access to the Focus talks after the event

7-10 year olds

In return for your hard work (morning and evening sessions – around 7 hours per day), we’ll provide: 

  • Free event ticket

  • Free camping pitch for you to put up your tent

  • Free breakfast and dinner for each day

  • Access to the teams lounge

Free access to the Focus talks after the event

Our Tent

Our Tent support children with special needs. Each child requiring support will have a one-to-one buddy to work out how they would like to spend the session – in the Focus Kids venues, the Our Tent venues or a combination of both. 

In return for your hard work we will provide the same as above based on the age of the child you are looking after.

If you're interested in being part of the Focus Kids or Our Tent team, please apply online including information about your relevant experience. We will review your application and references then be in touch to approve your team place.

 
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Focus Youth (+ Our Hut)

This year we are launching Focus Alive, which seeks to see 13-18 year olds come alive in Jesus. If you would like to be on team at this amazing new movement, details will be released shortly.

Our Hut

Our Hut support young people with special needs. Each child requiring support will have a one-to-one buddy to work out how they would like to spend the session – in the Focus Youth venues, the Our Hut venues or a combination of both. 

In return for your hard work (morning or evening session – around 4 hours per day), we’ll provide: 

  • Discounted event ticket price of £75

  • Free camping pitch

  • Free breakfast

  • Access to the teams lounge

  • Free access to the Focus talks after the event

If you're interested in being part of the Focus Youth or Our Hut team, please apply online including information about your relevant experience. We will review your application and references then be in touch to approve your team place. 

 
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Support Team

The Support Team are our heroes at Focus! Whether it’s keeping everyone safe while they’re moving around site, or answering questions at the Info Hut, the Support Team are always there to help. This team will be spread out across the site, helping with a variety of different jobs. If you’re a friendly face and brimming with a can-do attitude, this is the team for you.

You’ll need to arrive on site on Thursday 23 July in time for the team briefing at 1pm. (You can pitch up on Wednesday evening if that’s easier for you – please get in touch with us if you would like to do this.) You’ll need to stick around until the guests have left on the morning of Wednesday 29 July.

In return for your hard work (up to 7 hours per day + 1 day on call), we’ll provide:

·       Free event ticket

·       Free camping pitch

·       Free breakfast + Dinner each day

·       Access to the teams lounge (where hot drinks are available throughout the day)

·       Free access to recordings of certain Focus talks online after the event

If you're interested in being part of this massively important team, please apply online including information about your relevant experience. We will review your application and references then be in touch to approve your team place. Apply before 1st of June to choose your own shifts for Focus 2020!

 
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NEW! The Focus Green Team

We are so blessed to hold Focus at the beautiful Somerley Estate and are looking for a group of environmentally passionate people who will encourage our community pitches to be good stewards of our Focus environment.  Join the NEW Focus Green Team to help us look after Somerley and make this Focus the most sustainable yet. 

In return for your hard work (up to 4 hours per day), we'll provide:

  • Discounted event ticket price of £75

  • Free camping pitch

  • Free breakfast

  • Access to the Teams lounge

  • Free access to the Focus talks after the event

 
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Big Top Stewarding Team

If you have a great smile and love to greet people, this is the perfect team for you! We would love your help with welcoming guests into the Big Top, helping people to find seats, answering questions and lending a helping hand where needed. Best of all, you won’t miss any of the sessions in the Big Top! If you want to be part of this vital team then be quick as spaces are limited!

You’ll need to arrive on site on Thursday 25 July in time for the Big Top Stewarding Team briefing at 10am. (You can pitch up on Wednesday evening if that’s easier for you – please get in touch with us if you would like to do this.)  

In return for your hard work (around 7 hours per day), we’ll provide:

·       Free event ticket
·       Free camping pitch
·       Free breakfast + £5 food voucher per day
·       Access to the teams lounge (where hot drinks and snacks are available throughout the day)
·       Free access to recordings of certain Focus talks online after the event

 
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Media Team

 At Focus, the Media Team are a lively, energetic and creative bunch, delivering videos, social media, photography and design at the event. Ideally you have some experience, or you’re keen to learn and help where needed. Applicants may be asked for portfolios, showreels or examples of work experience.  

We’re looking for volunteers to fill roles the following roles:

·       Design

·       Photography

·       Social Media

·       Videography

·       Video Editing

·       Video Production Coordinator

·       Video Production Runner

In return for your hard work we’ll provide:

·       Free event ticket

·       Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

·       Accommodation (with power) with the media team or bring your own tent and camp with your church

·       Access to the teams lounge (hot drinks available throughout the day)

·       Free access to certain Focus talks after the event 

More details surrounding accommodation and schedules will be provided once we’ve confirmed your place. 

 
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Production

If you are keen to be a part of an exciting and fast paced team making Focus look awesome, then this is the team for you! Due to the nature of the team, previous experience in the following areas is required:

·       Song words operator

·       Vision mixer

·       Broadcast camera operator

·       Cable basher

·       Sound engineer

·       Stage manager / radio mics

·       Front of House comms

·       Lighting

  In return for your hard work we’ll provide:

·       Free event ticket

·       Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

·       Accommodation (with power) with the production team or bring your own tent and camp with your church

·       Access to the Teams lounge (hot drinks available throughout the day)

·       Free access to certain Focus talks after the event

If you're interested in being part of the team, please apply online, including information about your relevant experience. We will review your application and references then be in touch to approve your team place if suitable and provide more details about accommodation and schedules.

 
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