Volunteer Sign-up & Log-in2019-11-07T16:08:06+10:00

Volunteer Sign-up & Log-in

More than 1000 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!.

Sign me up / Log-in to Volunteer at Stable 2019!

Volunteer Brochure

Click here to download the Stable 2019 Volunteer Brochure [0.9mb]


Please review & complete the Volunteer Training section (see Menu).
Training dates are:
Wed 13 Nov 6:30pm @ YWAM
Sat 30 Nov 10am @ Willows Presbyterian Church
Sat 14th Dec 8:30am @ Strand Park

Employment Opportunity

Innovative Development & Sponsorship Officer

Stable on the Strand, Townsville’s premier Christmas festival has an exciting full-time position available in the area of marketing, sponsorship, volunteer management and combined church work.

Are you someone who enjoys developing partnerships? Are you gifted in growing connections with businesses, churches and individuals, and strengthening volunteer teams? Stable on the Strand’s Innovative Development and Sponsorship Officer is a dynamic and fulfilling role. Working alongside a great team of experienced people from across the combined Townsville churches, your role will be to grow this highly respected Christmas festival and carry the heart and vision of Stable on the Strand to our local community and beyond.

Skills required

– Leadership, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build teams, and strategize to assist in moving this event forward.
– An eye for detail, administrative and organizational skills and event management experience.  To be a team player and enjoy creating with others.

Apply for a full position description to admin@nullstableonthestrand.com.au


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.

Volunteer Roles

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.

Food Outlets
Cook, serve and sell hot food and desserts at our Strand Park Food Fair – a fundraiser for Stable on the Strand.

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.

Top 7 Reminders for Volunteers

1. Plan to arrive 30 minutes early for your shift to allow time to check-in and prepare.

2. Do not bring valuables to the site. Stable on the Strand is not responsible for mislaid or stolen items. Ensure essential items (such as licences, money, mobile phone) are stored safely.

3. Park your vehicle some distance from the site to enable our guests to park nearby.

4. On arrival: sign-in at the Volunteers Office using your Barcode. If required, collect your costume. Check in with your Area Leader for a briefing, set-up requirements, safety awareness, and prayer as we go out and serve the community.

5. At the end of your shift: Help clean up your area and pack away any items. Return your costume. Check out with your Area Leader for any additional tasks or updates.

6. As you leave: Swipe your barcode at the Volunteers Office to confirm you have finished your shift and are leaving the site.

7. Remember to smile – it is your greatest asset!