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To book for your GB, BB or youth group to come to Firm Foundations check out the booking details here.


Have something to share, a skill that will help the running of the festival or simply want to help out?
Firm Foundations can only run thanks to a team of volunteers and helpers. Find out how you can offer your time at 2012's event here.


Greater than Gold is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24: 'All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally.' (The Message)
Why not find out what's even greater than gold at FF2012?


Several hundred volunteers help plan and deliver Firm Foundations each year. There are many ways you can get involved and lend your support to the festival; whether it's over the weekend as part of the site team, planning before the festival starts or supporting the event by becoming a Friend of Firm Foundations – these are all equally important and ensure that everyone can get the best out of the weekend.

Group at FF2011


If you have time to spare, a desire to help, plenty of energy and a heart to serve God, GB and BB then get in touch and get involved!

You could be part of a number of teams from Activities to Health & Safety, Stewarding to Transport or Crèche to Worship. See the application form for a full list of the volunteer areas required.

What do you need to do? Choose the team that suits you best. Then fill in the volunteers application form, and send it to Firm Foundations, The Boys' Brigade, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 0BL.

All volunteer workers will pay a flat rate of £15. The flat rate excludes meal vouchers, enabling you to choose self-catering or to purchase meals in the same way as groups attending FF. Volunteer workers will also have:

  • Access to a dedicated volunteers’ area
  • Free drinks throughout the day in the volunteers’ area and a festival support team specifically for volunteer workers
  • A discount on t-shirts, when pre-ordered - please indicate this on your application form.

Important things to note: As a volunteer your primary reason for being at Firm Foundations will be to serve on the teams. During the event you may find you have a little spare time during shifts where you will be able to join in activities or meetings. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee what free time you’ll have by being a Firm Foundations volunteer. Serving on a team at Firm Foundations cannot be used to obtain a visa for entry into the UK.

If you apply to serve as a voluteer FF will undertake an Enhanced Diclosure CRB check on your behalf. More information on the Enhanced Disclosure system can be obtained by contacting the CRB on 0870 90 90 811 or


The Friends of Firm Foundations was launched in 2005 as a way to support the work of the festival financially. More information is available on the Friends of Firm Foundations pages.