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Come be a part of the most amazing and meaningful team in Summer 2014

Our Red Shirt Team leads Group Mission Trips around the country where youth can encounter Jesus! This is an experience you won't forget.

Here is what some of our past Red Shirts had to say:
Serving as a red shirt staff completely changed my life. Being a part of God changing youths lives and impacting the community is an experience that is unmatchable...” – Adam, Project Leader

Group Mission Trips have made a HUGE impact on my life and it is a blessing to serve the students and youth leaders!” - Cris, Hospitality Team Member

It's one of the most meaningful spiritual experiences I get EACH year AND eagerly wait for each year's time to serve our LORD and all these wonderful campers.“ - Bob, Photographer

This is an experience of a lifetime! You’ll be a part of helping participants’ lives change as they serve others. You’ll make new friends and connect with Jesus as you serve participants with Christ’s love. Click on the three different ways you can be a part of the Red Shirt Team to find out more information. Click on Workcamp and Week of Hope to learn about our different camp settings.

Volunteers  Leadership Summer Staff
*Positions on every
domestic mission trip
*Positions on Workcamps
mission trips
*Positions on every
mission trip
*Week-long positions *Week-long positions *Full-summer positions
*Minimum age - 21 *Minimum age - 25 *Minimum age - 1 year
out of high school
*Volunteer (non-paid) positions *All positions paid *All positions paid
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CONTACT US

If at any time you have questions about our Summer Staff opportunities, email Isaac Bartholomew, our Staffing Supervisor at IBartholomew@groupmissiontrips.com.

Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Group Mission Trips and there wouldn't be camp without them! Although each volunteer position at camp has a unique role, we all are serving for the same purpose: creating experiences where youth can encounter Jesus. Our volunteers use their individual gifts to serve God together as a team. Apply for one of our volunteer positions and experience a life-changing week in community with others!

Here’s what some of our past Volunteers had to say:
Rewarding" can't begin to describe how amazing it is to be part of God's work at camp.” - Zach, Worship Leader

...I love to serve and work hard, and I was given the incredible opportunity of doing both as a "Red Shirt"!” - Connie, Cafeteria Host

What keeps me coming back as a site coach is the same thing that I loved as a crew member!! Getting to know people...and most of all seeing God's Love poured out through the campers, to each other and their residents…” – Craig, Site Coach

...Working behind the scenes to provide support was a great way to be the hands and feet of Christ, while giving the campers the chance to do the same in the community.” - JoAnn, Week of Hope Hospitality Team Member

Benefits

  • This is an experience of a lifetime! You’ll be a part of helping participants’ lives change as they serve others. You’ll make new friends and connect with Jesus as you serve participants with Christ’s love.
  • We waive the registration fee for you.
  • Meals and lodging are included… Camp style! (Sleeping on classroom floors and eating in the cafeteria).
  • You’ll receive 5 red staff t-shirts.

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Workcamps Volunteer Positions

BEFORE the mission trip week:

Setup Crew Member

This person helps out during the week BEFORE the mission trip. Works under the direction of the Setup Director. Assists in delivering materials, preparing work sites, verifying directions from the lodging facility, and preparing the residents and work-sites. Construction knowledge is a plus. Several Setup Crew members may be needed at each setup. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


DURING the mission trip week:

Cafeteria Host

Creates a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere in the cafeteria by helping the cook staff organize the cafeteria, decorating, and interacting with the campers during meal times. Establishes a friendship with the cooks and acts as a liaison between campers and cook staff. Organizes the lunch line, coordinating volunteers to assist. Sets aside food for the staff lunches. Requires friendliness and organization-creativity is a plus! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Office Team Member

Provides excellent customer service to campers and staff who need assistance in the office. Assists Office Manager with registration on Sunday. Maintains daily office operations, maintains office supplies and forms, answers phones properly and relays information immediately to the appropriate people. Requires friendliness, excellent communication skills, and organization. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Program Team Member

Travels to work sites daily to take digital photos of participants and residents following Group’s photo guidelines. Assists MC and Program Manager in the coordination of materials, helpers, lights and props for each program. Helps maintain the gym or auditorium and helps set up/tear down program equipment and props. Requires photography experience, enthusiasm and a vehicle for your own personal use at camp. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Site Coach

Assists camp participants with questions and problems at work sites. Offers encouragement and suggestions to crews. Helps make decisions on substitution of materials. Takes daily site reports. Assists in the tool room and materials room. Assists with material pickups and deliveries. Must have construction experience or handyman knowledge and good people skills. Several Site Coaches are needed at each camp. Requires construction knowledge, friendliness, and a vehicle for your own personal use at camp. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Facility Team Member

Establishes a partnership with the custodial staff at the camp facility. Ensures the restrooms, shower areas, and cafeteria are kept clean and supplied. Requires willingness to serve in basic custodial tasks, friendliness, and flexibility. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Worship Leader

Leads music by musical instrument and voice, encouraging campers to sing during evening programs. Must learn the designated camp songs and be able to teach them to others. Works with the MC to select songs for each program from the music list. Works with the Program Manager to lead rehearsals of individuals and/or groups who will be helping with the music during the programs. Requires worship leading experience, excellent communication, and willingness to build relationships with all participants and staff. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Week of Hope Volunteer Position

 

Hospitality Team Member

Serve alongside the Summer Staff to provide the best experience possible to all participants. Duties include preparing meals with the help of participants, organizing hospitality tasks, visiting project sites to take photos and encourage campers, and helping Summer Staff wherever needed. Requires flexibility, friendliness and initiative - food service experience is a plus! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

CONTACT US

If at any time you have questions about our Summer Staff opportunities, email Isaac Bartholomew, our Staffing Supervisor at IBartholomew@groupmissiontrips.com.

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Thank you for your interest in serving as a leader with us! Unfortunately Leadership applications are closed for the 2014 season and will reopen again in the fall for 2015.

If you would like to speak to someone about serving in a leadership role, please email staff@groupmissiontrips.com or call us at 800-385-4545, Option 5.

Leadership positions are available for Workcamps only.

Workcamp leaders carry out our mission of helping youth leaders by providing mission trip experiences where youth encounter Jesus! They encourage, empower, and support the rest of the Red Shirt team, while building strong connections with those in the community. We need our leaders to make camp run smoothly so participants can grow in faith and communities can be strengthened.

Here’s what some of our past Leaders had to say:
Serving as a Red Shirt blesses me with the opportunity to encourage and love others for one intense and powerful week.”- Cindy, Director

To me, being a Red Shirt means learning firsthand how to live like Christ from a generation of truly exceptional youth.” – Jon, MC

Benefits

  • Grow in your relationship with Jesus!
  • Be a part of transfoming youth's lives.
  • Make new friends and connect with Jesus as you serve participants with Christ’s love.
  • Expect to be paid well for the work you do. MCs are paid $1200 per camp week, Directors are paid $1000 per camp week, and Setup Directors are paid $900 per setup week. Travel expenses to camp locations are also paid for. *Note: All leaders must complete an “In-Training” week with a veteran leader at camp prior to being assigned your own camp. In-training weeks are unpaid, but travel expenses are paid for.
  • Travel and Lodging expenses are included.
  • Food is included during training and all mission trip weeks.
  • Flexible commitment - can serve 1 week or more per summer!

Director

Oversees 15-20 other staff members in mission trip operations. Invests in Red Shirt Team to support and empower them. Diplomatic in all relations with staff and 400+ campers, local agencies and lodging facility staff, volunteers, local authorities, and news organizations. Maintains the highest concern for the safety, welfare, and best interests of the mission trip as a whole. A clear decision-maker following Group Missions Trips guidelines, values, and training. Excellent communications and leadership skills required. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Setup Director

Supervises 2-4 other staff members in preparing the community for the arrival of the campers. Works closely with local Cosponsor staff (agencies/churches/volunteers), materials suppliers, and lodging facility personnel. Knowledge of construction materials and good communication skills required. Requires good organizational skills, initiative, and flexibility. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

MC

Works closely with the program team, Director, and other staff, to ensure the highest quality in presentation of faith-building and entertaining programs. Required to memorize, learn, and follow prepared program script. Selects and trains participant performers for evening programs. Maintains flow of presentations. Must be enthusiastic and relatable when performing before an audience of 400-500, in some cases under less than ideal environmental circumstances. Shows an ability to improvise when necessary, and maintain Group Missions Trips core values and philosophy. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

CONTACT US

If at any time you have questions about our Summer Staff opportunities, email Isaac Bartholomew, our Staffing Supervisor at IBartholomew@groupmissiontrips.com.

 

Thank you for your interest in serving as Summer Staff with us! Unfortunately Summer Staff applications are closed for the 2014 season and will reopen again in the fall for 2015.

If you would like to speak to someone about serving in a leadership role, please email staff@groupmissiontrips.com or call us at 800-385-4545, Option 5.

Be a part of the most amazing, purposeful summer job in the world!

Our Summer Staff are vital to the success of Group Mission Trips. Every year we hire approximately 100 Summer Staff to be a part of our amazing team and facilitate the details of mission trips across the country where youth encounter Jesus. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Here’s what some of our past Summer Staffers had to say:
Summer staff is absolutely the best job ever. It has allowed me to serve God in amazing ways, and while serving Him I get to grow in His amazing love. Summer Staff has taught me leadership, patience, and other life skills, but most importantly it has taught me how to be a better servant of others and for Christ.” ~Austin Greco

Summer Staff has pushed my boundaries as a leader and as a follower of Christ. The relationships God blessed me with this summer have challenged my faith and caused me to count down the days until next summer!” ~Cat Willms

Summer Staff is an indescribable experience that has the ability to breathe new air into your life. You have to work absurdly hard, but you quickly learn that God works even harder!” ~Hailey Schroeder

THE BENEFITS

  • Grow in your relationship with Jesus!
  • You get to travel, meet new people and do meaningful work – what more could you ask for?!
  • Learn teamwork, leadership skills, conflict management, and organizational skills that will help you in your future career.
  • Expect to be paid well for the work that you do. On average Summer Staff make approximately $3,500 per summer. (Salary is communicated during offers and is subject to change based on return dates at the end of summer.)
  • Travel and Lodging expenses are included. You get yourself to and from Colorado at the beginning and end of the summer (that’s one round-trip ticket). Once you get here, you won’t pay for gas or a roof over your head the entire summer!
  • Food is included during training and all mission trip weeks.
  • For some Summer Staff this job meets internship requirements (inquire during interview process).

THE REQUIREMENTS

  • Be at least one-year out of high school by the summer for which you are applying.
  • Be available from the end of May until early August (the entire time).
  • Have a clean driving record (no more than one minor violation or accident in the last three years),
  • Agree 100% with our mission: We help youth leaders by providing mission trip experiences where youth encounter Jesus.
  • Be an outgoing, mission-minded, people-friendly, hard-working go getter – ready for a long, hard, and rewarding summer in ministry serving others and Jesus.

THE FORMATS AND POSITIONS

WEEK OF HOPE
You and one other same-gendered Summer Staffer travel from training (in a Group Mission Trips rented minivan filled with all of your supplies) to one of 19 locations across the country (typically larger cities). There, you will run your mission trip location for 100 participants for seven consecutive weeks of camp. Each week 100 new participants will attend your location to do community service. You’ll have approximately a day and a half off between mission trips to visit the local community that you’ll call home for the summer. Also, each week you’ll have two volunteers come to your location to be led by you and work alongside of you to make the week happen. Here are the two Week of Hope Summer Staff positions:

Program Leader

Helpful Skills: Speaking in front of large groups, youth ministry-minded, extremely strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
This person will be the MC of the morning and evening programs (we provide all of the material to present). They also order all of the food through Sysco, manage the kitchen, and maintain the relationship with our lodging facility (typically a church or small school), and serve participants and volunteer staff while completing all other mission trip functions. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Project Leader

Helpful Skills: Planning community service and outreach projects, extremely strong leadership, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
This person coordinates projects with local partner organization, organizes camper assignments, daily visits each service project site to check progress and take photos, and serves participants and volunteer staff while completing all other mission trip functions. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


WORKCAMPS
You and three other Summer Staffers travel from training in a Group Mission Trips rented car and a Ryder Truck filled with all of your supplies for 3-4 mission trip locations across the country. At each location, you’ll help facilitate a mission trip for up to 450 participants, where they come to do home repair. Between mission trips you have a few days to travel to your next location. Each mission trip will have leadership staff (Setup Director, Director, and MC) who will serve alongside your crew to lead the mission trip. There are also approximately 11 volunteer staff that will be led by you and help you complete the necessary functions in your area. Here are the four Workcamps Summer Staff positions:

Crew Manager

Helpful Skills: Computer applications, logistical thinking and food service.
This person uses our Crew Assigning Database to organize the assignment of participants into work-site crews, coordinates transportation to work-sites, maintains and upgrades assignments and re-assignments in the database, takes daily progress reports and oversees the Cafeteria Host volunteer and logistics in the cafeteria. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Materials Manager

Helpful Skills: Basic construction and home repair knowledge, budgeting and project management experience.
This person coordinates the work and materials being done on the work-sites, leads a team of volunteer Site Coaches, makes materials deliveries throughout the day, oversees daily materials ordering and staging and manages the materials budget. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Office Manager

Helpful Skills: Customer service, office work, organization and people friendliness.
This person oversees registration and room assigning, manages bookkeeping and financials, maintains the Workcamps Office, oversees the Office Team Member and Facility Team Member volunteers, and builds relationships with lodging facility staff. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Program Manager

Helpful Skills: Multimedia production including lights, sounds, presentation software, and photography.
This person operates lights, sound and multimedia equipment for morning and evening programs, works with MC to ensure top-quality programs, leads the volunteer Program Team Member and coordinates daily photography assignments and slideshows. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

CONTACT US

If at any time you have questions about our Summer Staff opportunities, email Isaac Bartholomew, our Staffing Supervisor at IBartholomew@groupmissiontrips.com.

 

Quotes from those who know...


Summer Staff:
Being a Redshirt was a challenge, but a challenge that brought me closer to Christ and a challenge that must be humbly approached. Challenge accepted!” – Jamie, Project Leader

Serving as a red shirt staff completely changed my life. Being a part of God changing youths lives and impacting the community is an experience that is unmatchable...” – Adam, Project Leader

I got to see lives change over and over just like mine was changed when I went as a participant for 7 years in a row! It was incredible!” -Shannon, Crew Manager

EXPLORE SUMMER STAFF OPPORTUNITIES

 

Leaders:
As a Red Shirt it is awesome to see the love of God's people at work in all aspects of the camp. It's all about serving and loving one another.” – Jeff, Director

Being surrounded by fellow Christians who want to serve others, and seeing the joy in the faces of the residents restores my faith in society and what we can accomplish together...” – Kevin, Setup Director

To me, being a redshirt means learning firsthand how to live like Christ from a generation of truly exceptional youth.” – Jon, MC

EXPLORE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteers:
I love giving back and watching young youth and adults get closer with Jesus.” - Adam, Site Coach

Group Mission Trips have made a HUGE impact on my life and it is a blessing to serve the students and youth leaders!” - Cris, Hospitality Team Member

I feel it's a huge honor to bring teens face-to-face with Jesus.” - Linda, Program Team Member

I love to serve and work hard, and I was given the incredible opportunity of doing both as a 'Red Shirt'!” - Connie, Cafeteria Host


EXPLORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES