Helpers Information Booklet

Information Book For Helpers
Helper Shifts

The shift patterns can vary depending on the number of helpers and composition of helper groups. Each head of department will make up a rota for their group. It is likely that each group will have a different rota structure.

To give you an illustration the following rota may be used for Lady Helpers:

Lady helpers split into two teams - Team A and Team B, with shifts as follows:-
Day 1: 6.30am to 1.00pm, and then 8.00pm until patients settled
Day 2: 1.00pm to 8.00pm

Helpers may also be asked to volunteer for a night shift.

Shifts are designed to ensure that a balance of work and rest can be achieved. However helpers may also choose to continue to take part in Pilgrimage activities when they are “off-shift”.

Sometimes helpers who are not on shift are asked to help if there is a large ceremony or procession where a lot of help is needed.

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