Welcome to TS UK!

We are looking forward to our 2nd TeenStreet UK in 2023.

Where

The Poplars, Ledbury, Herefordshire

When

27th July – 2nd August 2023

TeenStreet  brings together a great team of people.

You could be one of them!

TeenStreet UK as an event cannot happen without the generous and sacrificial support of the Service Team.

The Service Team consists of anyone 18 and over, some these roles are behind the scenes and others work directly with the teens. This includes cooking, cleaning, running workshops or small groups, setting up ahead of the event, organising sports, driving, shopping, working in the admin office, organising teams in the months beforehand…. the list goes on. Some teens have come away from a week at TeenStreet and been most impacted by the people sacrificing their time to clean up after them!

We appreciate the work the service team do, and would like to build into their lives at the same time. This starts with our pre-event training, details of which can be found below.

During the week of TeenStreet service team members can look forward to having fun with their team and participating in small group Bible studies together. Come and make new friends, join in with exciting games and activities, and enjoy the after-hours mocktail bar and lounge!

If you are 18+ and would like to be on the Service Team, you could be involved in any of these areas: 

  • Art Zone (encouraging teens to explore art)
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Sports Team (running daily activities and games)
  • Information Desk
  • Mocktail lounge staff
  • Assistant Coach

 

If you are 20+ and would like to be on the Service Team, you could be involved in any of these areas: 

  • Night security
  • Art Zone (encouraging teens to explore art)
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Sports Team (running daily activities and games)
  • Information Desk
  • Mocktail Lounge Staff
  • First Aider
  • Coach

Teenagers need a caring adult as a listening ear, example, authority figure and challenge-giver. Each coach is responsible for the teens in one NET group which consists of up to six teenagers of the same gender.

Coaches are responsible for leading the NET times (Bible study and small group time), meeting with their group in free time, keeping their teens accountable, spending personal time with each teen and being a friend.

Each coach will meet with their Ministry & Mentoring couple (M&Ms) each day and will have access to training and other resources both during and ahead of the event. 

 

Coaches must be over 20, love Jesus and be ready for an intense adventure! We really need and appreciate a wide range of ages. Contrary to what many people believe, this generation of teens desires to connect with people that have some experience in life. This can be missing in their home life as some do not have good adult role models.

 

Coaches are a vital part of TeenStreet UK’s purpose. TeenStreet UK aims to build up Churches by providing a positive community for teens to be part of throughout the year, and this is done through the youth leaders. TeenStreet UK provides a unique opportunity for youth leaders to really interact with their youth and develop a trusting relationship. We want the interaction between teens and their leaders to continue after the event, as part of our year-round vision. 

If you would like to volunteer for the service team, the initial ticket is free on our registration system which will enable us to process your details and request for a particular team.

Every service team member is required to provide details of a referee who we will contact. Other required checks will also be completed before approving the application, such as DBS check. You will then be directed to the place where you can pay whatever fees are due.

Yes. If you have applied and indicated that you do not have a current a DBS check on the update service, you will be contacted with further details once we receive your application. If you have any questions about this, please email contact@teenstreet.uk.

Once you have been accepted onto the service team you will be provided with details to pay for your ticket.

We ask that the Service Team members cover the minimal costs for accommodation and catering costs. If you would be able to consider covering more than this costs it would enable the best programme to be created for as many teens as possible.

 

The two accomodation options are:

Camping

Dorm-style*

 

Prices to be confirmed.

 

*Due to the nature of the venue, there are no individual rooms available.

Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities for children and infants on-site.

We want to help you be the most effective member of the Service Team you can be!

This means providing you with some training ahead of the event so you know what to expect, what your role is, and how to fulfil it to the best of your abilities.

Training sessions are required for you to come to TeenStreet, and we will ask for your availability during the application process.

Dates and further details will be sent out by email once registration closes.

You do not need to attend Coaches' training if you are not working directly with teens.

You will need to arrange your own transport to the site.

Access to The Poplars is from the A417.

If you are coming by coach or minibus, please be sure to come via Beach Lane from the south. The turning directly onto Dyke House Lane from the A417 is not suitable for large vehicles.

The Poplars is just 1.5 miles from Junction 2 of the M50.

The nearest train stations are Ledbury (4 miles) and Gloucester (14 miles).