Helpers' Roles

How could you be part of the team at Lighthouse Thame & Villages?


Helping with administration before and/or during Lighthouse week


Come and help with fun sessions combining Drama and Art

Parents' Cafe

Parents come here for a moment of peace and some home made cake

Parents & Toddlers
(Under 4)

Help with various activities for the youngest at Lighthouse

Tent Decorating

To design/paint/sew banners for the tents. We are looking for people to help before Lighthouse week

Car Parking

Directing traffic during drop off and collection times

Quiet Tent

Supervise those children who need a bit of a rest. Minimum age 16

Lighthouse Keeper

Look after a small group of 10-15 children called a “Lighthouse” with 1 or 2 teenage helpers. Befriend and care for your group, guiding them through their scheduled activities.

You won’t be asked to do any teaching with your group but it’s possible that they will ask you about your Christian faith.

Full role description


Help run the evening activities for teenagers. Minimum age 18


Help the children with cutting, sticking and other creative activities. No artistic skills required, everything is prepared in advance


Help the Lighthouse Keepers to look after a group.

Come and support and enjoy the fun. Minimum age 13 or Year 8 at school.

Full role description


Setting up and dismantling before & after Lighthouse or maintaining the site during the week. Various shifts available


Day, evening and night shifts throughout Lighthouse week, working in pairs

Little Lighthouse (Crèche for Helpers' Children)

Looking after the Helpers children, who are too young to come on their own (under 4s)


Time out for helpers. Serve drinks & homemade cakes to refresh helpers ready for the next session


Singers and instrumentalists to play in the Big Top or the Mini Top


Help the organisers run various activities such as football, rounders, and many other games.

Minimum age 16

Please note: All young people under the age of 18 will work with adult supervision and in roles appropriate to their age.