October 2021 - We are recruiting now!  Spread the word

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join our great team of Street Pastors.  Applications are open until the 24th October 2021 in preparation for our training programme starting in November.

Do get in touch if you have any questions via [email protected].

or simply fill in the   Application Form

Application Requirements

All potential Street Pastors must fulfil the following requirements that are set in conjunction with the Ascension Trust.

  • I am a Christian and have been attending a local church regularly for at least 12 months
  • My church leader endorses my application
  • I am over 18 years old at time of application
  • I will commit to attend all training sessions
  • I consent to undergo a DBS check
  • I commit to a minimum of 12 shifts a year

Application Process

  • First of all it would be good for you to join the team one night as an observer. It really is the only way to see if Street Pastors is for you.  You can arrange this by contacting Shirley Wormsley on [email protected].
  • Submit an online application form. This will need to be endorsed by your church leader and supported by two referees.
  • Interview – getting to know each other and an opportunity to reflect on your experiences from the observer shift.
  • Following a successful interview, you will need to be available to complete the training programme.

Training

Street Pastors undergo a comprehensive training programme to prepare you for your new role.  Training usually takes place on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays over 3 to 4 weekends.  Modules include:

  • Knowing Your Community
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • First Aid
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Gospel & Street Pastors
  • Prayer
  • Safeguarding / Mental Health / Listening Skills
  • Homelessness / Police / CCTV
  • Two supervised shifts

Commissioning

Once training is completed, you will be licenced by the Ascension Trust to be a Street Pastor and commissioned by an Ascension Trust Representative.

Get in touch if you have any questions before you submit an application to become a Street Pastor.

If you would like to submit an application then please follow the link below.

Application Form

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