Existing Volunteers

Existing volunteers will now only be asked to sign and return a declaration that they have read the current update / “lessons learned.” document.  However we  highly recommend that a bi-annual refresher course is attended.

We are very conscious that previous years’ training sessions have been quite long
We are determined to reduce down the time spent to no more than two hours for new hospitality volunteers

New Volunteers

New volunteers MUST attend one of our training sessions.

We do not DBS check our volunteers on the basis that you do not have prolonged or ongoing contact with our guests . However we hope that everyone appreciates that we are concerned for the safety of our volunteers and guests. Some of our guests do pose a genuine risk both to you, other guests and to themselves. That is why we insist on training you.

As a trained volunteer you are covered by Faith Christian Group’s Public Liability Insurance

No-one who has not been trained will be allowed in the venues between 7.30 pm and 9.00 am  That does allow for untrained individuals, even under 18’s, to help with set up provided they are not in the building after 7.30 pm or before 9.00 am the next morning.

Church employed staff on the premises who have not done our training will be there at their own risk.

Overnight volunteers and co-ordinators will be required to do a greater in depth training than normal volunteers.

Training dates this year are confirmed as:

Wednesday 8th November 7.00 registration for 7.30 start at The Pavilion Oxford Road, Reading

Saturday 11th November 9.30 a.m. registration for 7.30 start at The Pavilion Oxford Road, Reading


Additional optional training is available for drugs & alcohol awareness at  IRiS group room. Entrance 127 Oxford Rd.

Two sessions repeated to ensure that you can get along to one of them – each at 6.00 pm till 7,30

6th / 13th / or 23rd November – basic drug & alcohol awareness 

9th / 16th / or 20th November – use of Naloxone 

It is vital that you let us know dates if you intend attending