Build something


It takes a village. Here’s how you can use your gifts at New Dawn.

Why join the team?

We are looking for people to join our incredible team of 150+ volunteers. 

Our volunteers play a vital role in welcoming and serving the hundreds of pilgrims who travel to Walsingham for New Dawn to experience the beauty of the Church. 

Thanks to the amazing welcome and hospitality of our volunteer team, these pilgrims leave New Dawn with a renewed sense of faith, hope, and joy in the Lord.

Are you passionate about the renewal of the Church in England? If so, we would love to have you on one of our teams.

Our teams

Children’s ministry

Are you passionate about working with children? 

Join our enthusiastic team of volunteers in planning, organising, and delivering a fun, engaging and stimulating programme of catechetical teaching and leisure activities for children aged 5-11.

Youth ministry

Do you want to see our young people empowered in the faith?

Join our youth ministry team and help to lead our teen pilgrims (12-17) closer to Jesus and deeper into their faith through a great youth ministry programme.


Do you enjoy socialising and meeting new people?

Come and join our hospitality team where you will be volunteering in the social tent!

With good coffee, delicious snacks and up to twenty exhibitors attracting pilgrims all day, the social tent is the heart of fellowship at New Dawn. Volunteer duties may include taking orders, serving customers, washing up, cleaning, and more.

On this team, both the professionals and inexperienced are welcome!


Do you enjoy all things outdoors?

Our campsite volunteers help to direct pilgrims, man the portacabin, answer pilgrims’ questions, check facilities (toilets, showers, kitchen/dining areas) and patrol the site throughout the day.

This team ensures the smooth running of the campsite.


Are you a good listener and effective communicator? Stewarding might be for you.

Our stewards assist in the safety of the site and the management of pilgrims.


Our welfare team make sure that everyone is looked after and feeling okay.

Located in the Welfare Cabin, this team’s duties range from covering lost property to liaising and working with the site and stewarding teams.


The site team put it all together. 

They are behind the setting up and taking down of the site’s infrastructure. Impressive right?

The site team arrive on Monday 29th July 2024 (at the earliest) and depart by Wednesday 14th August 2024 (at the latest). 

This is a crucial, hard-working team and if you are up to the challenge, they would love to have you on board!


Do you want to welcome pilgrims to Walsingham?

Our registration team are the face of New Dawn! Welcoming pilgrims to Walsingham, registration duties include meeting and greeting pilgrims, distributing tickets to pre-booked pilgrims, registering pilgrims who have not pre-booked, answering pilgrims’ queries and more.

To join this team, all you need are basic IT skills and a friendly smile!

Apply now!

To volunteer at this year’s pilgrimage, you will first need to read our Safer Recruitment, Volunteer and Code of Conduct policies.

You will then need to complete our online application form below.

If you are successful, your team leader will be in touch to provide more information about your role and what you will be doing.

Before you sign up, you should know:

All volunteers are expected to arrive on Sunday 4th August 2024 for the team meeting at18:00. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for travel.

There will be compulsory online safeguarding training in the months leading up to the event. You will need to take part in this before you are allowed on-site.