Staff

Could you make the Great Avon Adventure Happen?!

We are still looking for volunteers to join us as staff.

Please take a look at the roles available below and email the relevant area lead to get involved!

Unfortunately budgets are tight, so all staff will be asked to contribute towards the cost of their food during the weekend, at a rate of £25 if you are staying for the whole event.

Some roles are just for the main jamboree weekend (27th to 30th May). Some involve work during the build phase (25th to 27th) and strike phase (30th to 31st).

Can’t see a role that suits you? Get in touch and we’ll find a role that’s perfect for you!

Activities

Area Lead – Jodi Walsh

Avons Got Talent Judges

Could you spend the weekend judging our Countywide talent contest? Are you the next Simon Cowell or David Walliams? We’re looking for a team of volunteers to pick the best entrants during the weekend, with the winners from each subcamp performing in a live final on the main stage on Sunday night. We’re really struggling to think of a more exciting jamboree role and expect this one to fill up fast so get in touch today!

Activities Team Members

Would you like a fun, frontline role at the Jamboree? Could you supervise a bouncy castle, run grass sledging or teach Scout how to fish? Our activities team are looking for volunteers to get involved in making the jamboree programme happen. No previous experience required!

Communications

Area Lead – Dan Spencer

Photographers, Videographers, Social Media, “Journalists”

Could you promote the Avon County Jamboree to the rest of the world? We are looking for a team of individuals to support the Jamboree, and Avon County, by shouting about what we do.

The core work would be during the main jamboree weekend (although we will hopefully also arrange a briefing meeting beforehand, possibly via Skype!)

Receptionists

As a receptionist you will be the first point of contact for anyone needing advice and help during the jamboree. From lost property to lost wristbands, contractors arriving on site to leaders wanting to know where to pitch their tent. You’ll be based at the heart of the Jamboree site in Event Control. If you love problem solving and have a can-do attitude this is the role for you! Whilst this role is primarily required during the Jamboree event, we will need a reduced rota during the build and strike phases.

Control Operative

As a control operative you will work alongside the core team and security to run event control. This will include receiving and transmitting messages over VHF radio and telephone and liaising with other staff members in the event HQ as required to meet the needs of everyone on site. Previous control experience is desirable but training is available if required.

Infrastructure and Logistics

Area Lead – Dave Miles

Car Parking / Traffic Management Team

On Friday and Monday, our traffic management team will be responsible for ensuring the safe arrival and departure of our Jamboree Participants. The team will mainly be active Friday 1600-2100 and Monday 1300-1800 although a reduced team will be operational on Saturday and Sunday as well.

Site Services Team

The site services team require a crew of 8 volunteers during the daytime with an overnight response team of 2 volunteers. Prior to the event we will require additional volunteers to help build the site, and again to dismantle at the end of the event.

Particular skills that we are looking for include:

  • Specific driving qualifications
  • Electricians
  • General DIY skills
  • The list keeps growing!!

Security

Area Lead – Barry Seward

Evening Security

We are looking for volunteers to ensure the safety and security of the Jamboree site during the evening. Shifts will run from 1900 to 0100 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No previous experience needed – just common sense and the confidence to respond to situations as they arise. Contact Barry for more details

Security Control Room Staff

We are looking for people with experience of radios and control rooms to work for Security in Event Control. Cover is required from 0700 each day (finish time tbc)

Road Crossing Marshalls

We are looking for 2 marshalls to manage the road crossing to access the Golf Site (Skills Zone) from the main site. Cover will be required during the main activity zones on Saturday and Sunday Morning as well as during the colour run on Monday morning.

Important Information

Camping will be provided within the staff subcamp, although staff are also welcome to come along just for the day! A valid Scouting or Guiding DBS will be required (this can be arranged if you don’t currently have one!)