• Family Support

The purpose of family support is to help families have a fun and spiritually uplifting experience of the pageant as they invite others to come unto Christ. Volunteers will support Family Cast members by providing a safe, secure, fun and spiritually uplifting environment for the primary aged children when they are not required as part of the main rehearsals. This will range from 10 minutes to a few hours.

During this time Family Support volunteers will provide fun activities including teaching primary aged children some of their music and dances for the performances, playing games and doing crafts from the period as well as sharing time type activities and generally having fun with the children.

Family support volunteers will also provide support for families during the pageant performances. This could involve holding a small child while a mother takes another child to the toilet or watching sleeping babies. This could also involve helping children to get in the correct places for their entranceshelp families manage the children under the age of 12. This could be just holding a small child while mom ran to change a costume or it could be watching sleeping babies. But as I said, this has evolved. With many "core cast children" we have several children that we watch the entire show. We also help the children with parts get to the stage for their entrances and we even Sheppard the children on stage when they do the children's dances. During our version of the British pageant that means we dance with the kids during their "life on deck" on the Gallant Ship and a couple of other places during the pageantDuring this time I plan to do a sharing time type activity with a spiritual basis and then a fun activity too. These will vary day to day and some days will be related to the spiritual messages and some days will not. I'm planning on doing a mix of games, outdoor play (depending on weather) and craft activities. Some of these will be based on activities of the period. During this period is also when we can run through dances with the children.

For these activities I will need a large room. This can be either in the pageant theatre or in the stake centre.

In addition to this I imagine the family support team providing an area with some activities set up and a quiet area which can be used at any point during the rehearsal or performance time. There will be family support volunteers there who can help with the children or parents can stay there with their children depending on their requirements.
and a few may join the children onstage.

Applications from those with experience working with children are especially invited however this is not essential all that is required is a love of children and a desire to serve. Many who have volunteered in such a role feel theirs has been the sweetest experience of any in the pageant, as they have loved, served, played with and taught the precious little ones of the cast. family support will have the children for a period each day during rehearsals. During this time I plan to do a sharing time type activity with a spiritual basis and then a fun activity too. These will vary day to day and some days will be related to the spiritual messages and some days will not. I'm planning on doing a mix of games, outdoor play (depending on weather) and craft activities. Some of these will be based on activities of the period. During this period is also when we can run through dances with the children.

For these activities I will need a large room. This can be either in the pageant theatre or in the stake centre.

In addition to this I imagine the family support team providing an area with some activities set up and a quiet area which can be used at any point during the rehearsal or performance time. There will be family support volunteers there who can help with the children or parents can stay there with their children depending on their requirements. Again I will need space for this which will need to be in the pageant theatre. family support will have the children for a period each day during rehearsals. During this time I plan to do a sharing time type activity with a spiritual basis and then a fun activity too. These will vary day to day and some days will be related to the spiritual messages and some days will not. I'm planning on doing a mix of games, outdoor play (depending on weather) and craft activities. Some of these will be based on activities of the period. During this period is also when we can run through dances with the children.

For these activities I will need a large room. This can be either in the pageant theatre or in the stake centre.

In addition to this I imagine the family support team providing an area with some activities set up and a quiet area which can be used at any point during the rehearsal or performance time. There will be family support volunteers there who can help with the children or parents can stay there with their children depending on their requirements. Again I will need space for this which will need to be in the pageant theatre. family support will have the children for a period each day during rehearsals. During this time I plan to do a sharing time type activity with a spiritual basis and then a fun activity too. These will vary day to day and some days will be related to the spiritual messages and some days will not. I'm planning on doing a mix of games, outdoor play (depending on weather) and craft activities. Some of these will be based on activities of the period. During this period is also when we can run through dances with the children.

For these activities I will need a large room. This can be either in the pageant theatre or in the stake centre.

In addition to this I imagine the family support team providing an area with some activities set up and a quiet area which can be used at any point during the rehearsal or performance time. There will be family support volunteers there who can help with the children or parents can stay there with their children depending on their requirements. Again I will need space for this which will need to be in the pageant theatre.

Below are the dates and shifts required you are welcome to apply even if you can only do 1 shift and if you are also welcome to apply to do more than 1 shift in a day.

Wednesday 26th July

Afternoon 1pm to 5pm

27th to 31st July

Morning  9am to 12pm

Afternoon 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th of August

Morning 9am to 12pm

Afternoon 1pm to 4pm

Evening 5pm to 9pm

Sunday 6th to Monday 7th of August

Morning 9am to 12pm

Afternoon 1pm to 5pm

Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th of August

Evening 5pm to 9pm

Family Support


Application Form (Account registration or login on next page)