Our volunteers play a vital role in the day to day running of the camp centre. There are numerous ways that people can get involved in the work. Jobs that need doing in the background as well as up front with the children and young people.

"I really feel like I can make a difference in the lives of these young people..." 

What volunteering involves 

You can get involved in any of the following areas:

  • Housekeeping 
  • Work on the land 
  • Kitchen 
  • Camp leader 

Who volunteers - Case Studies 

Tracey Comfort

I have helped out at most camps since Pine Lake opened in August 2014 and I feel very privileged to be a leader here. The camps are hard work and tiring but so rewarding.  As a leader, it is great to be able to share the gospel with the children and young people and get to know them.  The kids love the activities and many come back again and again! I really feel like I can make a difference in the lives of these young people, many of whom have never heard about Jesus, and I am thankful that I have the opportunity to serve and be a part of this work. 

Ian Brownlow

I spend one day per week at the camp centre. My job is to look after maintenance for the Accommodation block which generally involves carrying out the statutory checks and maintaining the building services. As the building gets older there will be a greater involvement in repair, replacement and redecoration. 

Benefits to the Charity - Carrying out many of the regular checks is a statutory obligation and therefore my job ensures that these statutory requirements are met by the charity. Regular maintenance should ensure that major failures and the associated disruption during the camps themselves are minimised. By carrying out some of the practical jobs this leaves more time for others, more gifted in the actual running of the camps, to sort out the activities associated with the camps themselves. 

Benefits for myself - In my working life I was a building services design engineer so this job has some areas where my previous skills are helpful and I feel as though I am using these skills for the benefit of others. There are also areas of the job which are a new challenges, outside of my comfort zone,  which I also enjoy.

Keith and Mary Copley

We help at Pine Lake by assisting in the kitchen. We prepare the vegetables and help to serve the food and clear up afterwards. We always enjoy fellowshipping with the other Christian workers on camp and so admire their enthusiasm and dedication. We also love to see and hear the youngsters as they take part in the singing and games and their attentiveness as they listen to what God has done for them. The best part though is when we hear of those who have given their hearts to the Lord. This makes everything so worthwhile.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering please click here and fill out our enquiry form.