Which teams can I join?
Additional Needs Team
We aim to make DTI accessible and inclusive to all, and the Additional Needs Team are there to do just that. The team will be working alongside the young people and their carers throughout DTI. During the main meetings the young people will be in either the main venue or in the Dream Cafe with a live stream, and during the afternoon, a drop in space where the young people and their carers can come for a breather and enjoy some peace and quiet whilst at DTI. We are looking for a personable and friendly team who have experience working with young people with additional needs. Whatever the need we want every young person to feel welcome and accommodated for at DTI. The Additional Needs Team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team
We have three cafés at DTI: Filter, Dream Café and the Live Lounge. Each of the cafés has a unique feel and all are great spaces to hang out, play board games, eat, drink, charge your phone and build community. Each café will host different evening entertainment from films, to live music. Our wonderful Café teams will be working to serve food and drinks, keep things clean and help create a fun welcoming atmosphere. The café teams will need to be onsite by 10:00 on Saturday 30th July.
Campsite Hosts are central in building community at DTI. Campsite Hosts will practically and pastorally support youth groups throughout DTI from arrival to departure. They will be based in their village hub, with drinks on hand and time to chat to their village throughout the day.
Campsite hosts will need to be on site from the evening of Friday 29th July until 12:00 on Thursday the 4th August. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
The catering team are the absolute legends that work behind the scenes to keep our 500 strong team fed and watered. The catering team will be making thousands of meals, working in a range of shift patterns to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. The team will oversee cooking, serving and washing up. Basic food hygiene training will be provided.
We will need the catering team to arrive in two groups. One group by 12:00 on Friday 29th July and the other group by 10:00 on Saturday, 30th July. Please state in your team application which you would prefer.
Chat Room Team
The Chat Room is a space to do just that! It is a safe space where young people can come and chat through anything that’s on their mind. For some young people this may be the forum to process what they have heard in the main meetings and for others this could be a space for them to talk about situations at home, school, mental health or just about anything else. We want all of the young people to be heard and to feel comfortable sharing with the team. We are looking for team who are friendly, personable and long to see young people thrive.
The Chat Room Team will work closely with the Connect Team who handle any welfare/ safeguarding issues that arise. The Chat Room Team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team
The Connect Team’s role is to practically and pastorally care for some of the most vulnerable young people at DTI. In order for all of the young people to feel safe at DTI our Connect team is on hand to assist those who come to DTI with complex issues or those whose issues resurface during the meetings and in ministry time.
As a member of the Connect team, you will be responsible for following our safeguarding procedures when dealing with issues of child protection that may come to light at any time during the events, and keeping detailed, confidential records of these conversations. You’ll also be on hand to give advice to other team leaders, delegates and youth leaders on the matters of child protection and abuse.
Team members must be in a profession such as social work or counselling/psychology and if this is you we would love to hear from you. Team should be experienced, professional and capable of dealing with complex and difficult situations in a sensitive and confidential manner, and able to produce appropriate documentation.
The Connect team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team
The control team at DTI HQ work day and night to ensure DTI runs smoothly. They are responsible for overseeing site logistics, responding to radio queries, storing lost property, communicating with teams onsite and carrying out many other unseen roles. The control team will need to be great at problem solving and have excellent relational skills.
The control team will need to be onsite by early afternoon on Friday 29th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
Dream Kids Team
Whilst DTI is aimed at young people, we long for our 0-11’s to meet and encounter Jesus. The Dream Kids team will be responsible for creating a fun, accessible environment for the kids to worship, learn about the Bible, experience the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and explore what it looks like to be sold out for Jesus.
The Dream Kids team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
DTI HUB Team
If you love “repping DTI” then this is a role for you. We have a great range of resources and merchandise for people to buy at our stand in the Station. The team will be interacting with customers, maintaining stock levels and keeping the displays looking great! The DTI Hub Team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July.
At DTI we will always make lots of space in our meetings for young people to meet with Jesus and encounter the Holy Spirit. Our heart is that all young people and youth leaders are equipped to pray for each other because we believe that everyone “gets to play”. We also recognise the need for a team who are experienced in ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit to come alongside and assist where needed. The Equip Team will be on hand to assist with ministry in the main meetings and some seminars throughout DTI.
The Equip team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July.
A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
First Aid Team
Our First Aid Team is here to provide 24 hour cover throughout the event. The team will be mostly made up of Doctors and Nurses (however if you are in a profession allied to medicine you would be very welcome). You will be responsible for delivering first aid in the main meetings, at the first aid hub or outside during the activities. There will always be senior medical leadership to advise and support you. If you are only able to attend for one day due to work commitments we would still love for you to apply. In the additional comments section of your application form please let us know your availability.
You must hold a current, relevant qualification and up to date indemnity cover and documented evidence of this must be given to DTI before the event. Doctors: Full GMC registration and indemnity with MDU/MPS – you must specifically tell them that you are volunteering for Dreaming the Impossible to be indemnified. Nurses: NMC registration with recent acute experience and full registration with RCN or Unison.
The First Aid team will need to be onsite by 10:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
The Host Team will be on hand during the main meetings and seminars to ensure that the practicalities of hosting thousands of young people runs as smoothly as possible. The Host Team will be responsible for stewarding the fire escapes, checking wristbands and being a point person during the meeting for any questions or concerns. The host team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team
We are passionate about every single young person that comes to DTI regardless of their faith background. The Link Team will be based in the Live Lounge during the main meetings and be available to connect with young people who may not want to attend or engage with the meetings for various reasons. The Link Team will have many opportunities to chat, share Jesus and pray with the young people they meet.
The Link team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
Night Stewarding Team
Our heroic night stewards will be awake all night patrolling the showground and car park to ensure the rest of us can sleep in peace. If you are up for staying awake all night and perhaps telling the odd young person to go back to their tents then this is the team for you! The night stewards will work closely with the night control team and be on hand to assist with any emergencies throughout the night. You may want to bring your earplugs to sleep following your shift! If you are only able to attend DTI for one or two days due to work commitments we would still love for you to apply. In the additional comments section please let us know your availability.
The Night Stewarding team will need to be onsite by 15:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
At DTI we highly value prayer and so the prayer team will be based in the PRAY venue and will facilitate a space for young people to pray and seek God in a number of creative ways. This team will also be committed to intercessory prayer throughout the main meetings. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
The Production Team works behind the scenes at DTI to ensure that the main meetings and seminars look and sound great. The Production Team will work across multiple venues to ensure the smooth running of the AV. Production will also be on hand to meet speakers and help them with any tech requirements. You will need to have had prior experience working in AV to serve on this team. Arrival times for the Production team will be staggered from the afternoon of Thursday 28th July to the morning of Saturday 30th July. We will be in contact upon receiving your application of your exact arrival time.
If you are up for trying a bit of everything at DTI this is the team for you. The Reserves Team will be called upon to join multiple teams throughout the week, serving wherever there is a need. This is definitely the team for you if you just can’t decide where else to serve! The Reserves Team will need to be onsite from 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team
The Setdown Team will be the heroes that come to support our weary teams at the end of DTI to help us set down the site. Set down will involve a range of tasks from removing café stock, cleaning venues to reloading the containers. Being on this team requires loads of enthusiasm and energy! The setdown team will need to be onsite from 09:00 on Thursday 04th August and will be off site that evening. If you would prefer to arrive late on Wednesday night and camp over, please let us know
The Dream Team needs you! This is a crucial role as setting up for DTI is going to need a lot of volunteers. This team will be first on site and help with the initial setup of infrastructure. We will have just 1.5 days to set up the entire site, so we are looking for servant hearted practical people to join the team. The setup team will need to be onsite from the morning of Friday 29th July until lunchtime on Saturday 30th July.
At DTI we love sports! If you are passionate about sports such as football, basketball, table tennis, and don’t mind assisting with the infamous DTI wipeout, this is the team for you. You’ll need to have loads of energy for “reffing” the tournaments and encouraging young people to get stuck in. The sports team will need to be onsite by 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
The Stewarding Team are our onsite heroes that help out with a variety of jobs onsite. From stewarding our venues and fairground ride to carrying out routine patrols onsite the stewards have it covered. This role will need enthusiasm and energy as much of the day will be spent walking around the site. The Stewards will need to be onsite from 15:00 Friday 29th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
Our Stores Team head up the logistics of all the stock at DTI. From receiving deliveries to coordinating the storage and distribution of stock around the site, this team does it all. If you are up for a more practical role on site this is the team for you. The Stores Team will need to be onsite from 12:00 on Friday 29th July.
Warehouse is our hype venue. It will be home to the inflatables, games, gigs and all things fun! Warehouse will be pumping late into the evening, so if you love hype, noise and young people this is the team for you! Warehouse team will need to be onsite from 12:00 on Saturday 30th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team.
The welcome team will be the first to welcome all our guests on site at DTI. They will check wristbands, sell day passes, direct all visitors from delegates to speakers, as well as manning the gates onto the showground. If you are enthusiastic, welcoming and up for being a friendly face on arrival, this team is for you. The welcome team will need to be onsite from the evening of Friday 29th July. A DBS certificate with DTI is required for this team