If you’ve always wanted to get more involved with Rev but thought it was too intimidating or weren’t sure what you could do, volunteering for a position at RESITS is a great place to start. RESITS is much more chilled out than WiM and provides a good place to test your abilities and find out what you could be good at. You don’t need to have any previous experience and we’ll make sure you get all the help you need. Who knows what other roles it could lead to in the future? Whatever happens, it will give you some great experiences and could be more fun than you think. Just fill in the form below and let us know if you’d like to play a part. The dates for RESITS this year are to be confirmed, but will likely be around the last full week of August.
Would you like to help make RESITS happen?
Being on the RESITS team is a great way to get involved in a National Rev event without too much stress or pressure, as RESITS is a much more laid back event than WiM and it’s in the summer holidays. There are six people on the RESITS team, whose roles are detailed below.
Responsible for general organisation and administration of the event. Also responsible for dealing with any pastoral or environmental issues that arise, with the help and guidance of the NC, and alongside the environment coordinator. Needs to have attended RESITS previously and be present for the whole event.
- Find & book a venue near Edinburgh & agree dates & venue cost (liaise with NC) – Before WiM
- Register as busking performer at Fringe (give availability as second half of week) – In April
- Make this document & the team volunteering sign-up form* available to all Revvers on the Rev website & encourage them to volunteer – Soon after WiM
- Decide on the RESITS team (with help from NC if required) – By Piazza/June forum
- Ensure there will be a designated safeguarding person at the event (usually the NC)
- Decide a price for RESITS (discuss with NC) & create an event budget, then pass budgets to team members
- Create a RESITS event on Facebook and promote the event using social media
- Update the sign-up form*, make it available on the national website (liaise with NC) & promote the event to Revvers, giving a deadline for signing up if Revvers want to receive a T-shirt and make song suggestions
- Send payment and transport information and kit list to attendees
- Pass information from sign up forms to relevant team members
- Liaise with the venue regarding singing in a church service(s) & with Luca’s re. performing there
- Consider additional performance opportunities, liaising with Music Co
- Create a loose timetable (include 1 rehearsal a day, meal times, performances & trip to Portobello beach)
- Select/create T-shirt design (ask National team if you need a hand)
- Order & arrange delivery of T-shirts (contact National Treasurer re. usual supplier)
- Collect Fringe performer pass from Fringe office
- Keep track of income and expenditure for the event and ensure team members know how and when to claim back any expenditure for the event (liaise with National Treasurer)
- Thank the venue for having us
- Create/update feedback form* & distribute to attendees, then pass feedback received to NC
- At all times, keep the Network Co-ordinator and National Administrator up to date with progress, forms, paylinks, deadlines, etc. so that the national website and national communications can be promote the event and be accurate and informative for interested Revvers
* These forms are available on the Rev SurveyMonkey account – liaise with the Network Co-ordinator
Responsible for the smooth running of the venue.
- Liaise with venue re. access/keys, other bookings & any other matters
- Identify a location for showers, agree a price with them & make this information available to Revvers
- Carry out a risk assessment of the venue on arrival (before other Revvers arrive)
- Be responsible for venue keys, locking up, security, etc. throughout the week
- Create signing in & out sheet/name chips/equivalent & remind people to use them
- Ensure venue is kept clean, tidy & safe throughout the event
Responsible for feeding everyone – needs to be organised and enjoy cooking!
- Plan menu within a given (tight!) budget
- Create a rota for kitchen helpers – either with names allocated or with spaces for people to volunteer
- Order/buy food, squash, Haribo & cleaning fluids/cloths/etc.
- Cook meals & keep kitchen clean (with help from Revvers)
Responsible for Revvers’ happiness & RESITS atmosphere.
- Ensure aims & values are upheld throughout the event
- Make prayer & pause for thought opportunities available (at least daily)
- Organise a getting to know you activity for the first evening of RESITS
- Keep a general eye on Revvers’ happiness and wellbeing
Responsible for First Aid during RESITS. Needs to have a First Aid qualification.
- Update & print medical forms (last year’s is available from NC)
- Ensure everyone completes a medical form on arrival & keep them safe & secure
- Create a document showing details of the nearest hospital, doctor, dentist, pharmacy, etc.
- Ensure there is at least one first aid kit available at the venue (NC has them)
- Ensure there is at least one first aider available throughout the event (ideally one male & one female)
Responsible for music, rehearsals & performances. There may be 1 or 2 Music Cos.
- Choose songs – mostly easy busking songs, also both national songs
- Find teachers & arrangers for songs & ensure they have the support/etc. they need
- Plan & lead rehearsals (including warm ups)
- Encourage Revvers to try new things (soloing, conducting , leading warm-ups, etc.)
- Liaise with RESITS Co re. performances (days, times, lengths, songs, etc.)
- Consider additional performance opportunities, liaising with RESITS Co
- Make information re. performance locations, times & transport options available to Revvers
- Collate new songs/arrangements, along with associated Music Permission forms (available from the Music Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org) and pass them back to the Music Advisor after the event