VOLUNTEER INFORMATION 2017-11-07T15:40:52+00:00

Volunteer for Stable on the Strand

Sign me up / Log-in to Volunteer at Stable 2017!
Stable on the Strand is an annual event held at Strand Park, Townsville
over five nights from 18th to 22nd December,
and features the Town of Bethlehem, live entertainment,
interactive youth and children’s activities, and refreshments – all for FREE!

More than 900 volunteers are needed for Stable on the Strand,
and there are many ways and opportunities for you to be involved in this major event.

Whatever your heart, we’ve got a job for you!

Click here to download the Stable 2017 Volunteer Brochure [6.3mb]

If you would like to be involved in Stable on the Strand throughout the year,
please email us at admin@nullstableonthestrand.com.au.

Latest Volunteer Needs

As at 25 October 2017

Pre-Event Volunteer Roles

Going away during Stable 2017 but have time in November or early December to volunteer?
We could use your assistance!
Areas to consider:
Help build / repair sets at the Working Bee
Participate in the Flash Mob
Make cakes, buy cakes &/or cut cakes
Organise copyrights for videos & films
Assist with the styling & décor of food outlets
Organise Signage for Stable 2017
Write short articles & news items

Youth Area

Interested in helping out with Tie Dye, Henna, or the Scavenger Hunt? Call Fiona on 0411 486 631. No previous experience needed, just a willingness to connect with young people.

Town of Bethlehem

Town of Bethlehem is welcoming a new trade into the marketplace … a leather worker.
We would appreciate donations of any leather goods that could be used to decorate the stall … leatherworking tools no longer used, old discarded handbags, belts that don’t fit, natural leather strap type sandals, hides or sheepskins.
Also love to hear from anyone who has an interest in volunteering to man our leatherworkers stall and help kids punch their name in a strip of leather.
For donations or to signup to volunteer for the stall email admin@nullstableonthestrand.com.au


All volunteers are required to attend at least one of the Volunteer Sign-up Days
to receive important information updates, and also to meet the team you will be working with.

Volunteer Sign-up Days for Stable 2017 are:

WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER | 7.15pm – 9.15pm
YWAM, 215 Walker St, Townsville City

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER | 10am – 12noon
Northreach Baptist Church, 38 Canterbury Rd, Kirwan

Mt Louisa House of Praise, 485 Bayswater Rd, Mt Louisa

The Stable 2017 Volunteer Handbook (available November 2017) sets out the general information you need to be aware of,
including Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures for the Event.
You are required to read and understand the Volunteer Handbook
which is available for download after you have registered.

All volunteers must complete the Stable 2017 Volunteer Safety Induction,
either online or in a workshop at one of the Volunteer Sign-up Days.


Stable on the Strand opens promptly at 5.30 pm and closes at 9.30 pm. Roster shifts for volunteers are:
Shift 1     5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Shift 2     7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Preview Night only     6.00 pm to 8 pm
Please arrive 30 minutes early for your shift.


Your roster is created when you nominate shifts during registration.
You can sign-in at a later date to amend your shift selections.
You will receive a reminder email regarding your shift/s just prior to the event.


Actors & Artisans
Participate as characters in the town of Bethlehem, including wise men, Roman soldiers, and town arts and crafts people.

Use your administration skills to make phone calls, send emails, and coordinate RSVP lists.

Animal Handlers
Assist with managing Bethlehem’s animals.

Help construct, set-up and pack-down the Town of Bethlehem and site infrastructure. Help create sets and props in the lead up to the event.

Festival Performers
Entertain our guests with our Big Heads, face painting, balloon bending, and other festival activities.

Flash Mob
Participate in our Flash Mob in the lead up to Stable.

Serve tea & coffee and Christmas cake in the Hospitality tent.

Meet people as they enter the event site, and provide a brochure and information.

Prayer & Pastoral Care
Be available to chat and pray with visitors, and provide information.

Promote Stable at special events or in your Church or Parish.

Site Care
Assist with the smooth running of the site through overnight caretaking, first aid, care of the grounds, and waste & recycling.

Safety Awareness

Manual Materials Handling
Slips, Trips & Falls
Portable Ladders
Working Outdoors
PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
Food Safety Fact Sheet
Food Safety Rules
Fire Extinguishers

Keep in touch via …

The Stable website – www.stableonthestrand.com
Stable Connections – a newsletter distributed to churches
Click here to sign up for our eNewsletter
Click here to follow us on Facebook
Click here to follow us on Twitter
Click here to follow us on Instagram

Come and be part of this unique and amazing opportunity and bless the City of Townsville!