Summer Staff

Summer Staff

Who are Summer Staff? Each year, we hire about 100 of the greatest college-age young adults and students from across the country to facilitate the details of our mission trips. You and 2-3 other Summer Staff travel from training in Colorado to mission trip locations across the USA in a Group Mission Trips vehicle. At each location you’ll help create a mission trip experience for up to 400 participants who come to serve a community in need. You’ll meet lifelong friends, gain hands-on work experience, and most importantly show the love and light of Jesus!

If you are interested in working on summer staff in Puerto Rico or Fairbanks, Alaska, please email Robin at

Positions Available

At each Workcamp, there’s a complex puzzle and it’s the job of our crew managers to put it together! Using a database management program to put the entire Workcamp into crews of 6 participants is only half of it. The crew manager also coordinates the transportation logistics for work crews and oversees work site progress. Aside from that, the crew manager supports the kitchen staff to provide excellent meals to camp participants. The crew manager is constantly using problem solving skills to make the Workcamp smooth and efficient! Full Job Description >

Let’s talk tools. The materials manager delivers materials needed to worksites at Workcamp, organizes the tool room, and works closely with our local vendors to ensure correct material orders while tracking the budget. The materials manager humbly leads a team site coaches who are experts in the construction field so every work site can be completed. With a great work ethic and organization, the materials manager does everything needed so camp participants have an amazing experience at their work site! Full Job Description>

Where do you go to find information and a friendly face? The Workcamp camp office! The office manager oversees all happenings in the camp office such as answering any participant and staff questions and completing all camp paperwork. The office manager also coordinates all lodging facility logistics and serves as the main contact for the lodging facility staff. Friendliness, communication, and strong organization are all important characteristics of a great office manager! Full Job Description >

Sound boards, speakers, digital photography, projectors, lighting, and slideshows. The program manager is responsible for coordinating all media aspects during programs and taking photos around the facility and project sites at a Workcamp. In addition, the program manager puts daily slideshows together so campers can see their crew on the big screen. You probably won’t see them on stage, but the program manager runs the show! Full Job Description >

Everybody loves a warm welcome and good food, and the hospitality leader makes that possible at camp! The hospitality leader ensures we offer delicious meals and radical hospitality to camp participants by preparing meals with teams of participants and volunteer staff at Week of Hope. They also oversee the lodging facility so that it feels tidy, welcoming, and safe. Full Job Description >

Do you enjoy speaking in front of groups and seeing youth encounter Jesus in a real way? The program leader delivers all morning and evening programs at Week of Hope. The program leader also serves as the spiritual leader at camp in all interactions with participants. In addition, program leaders take photos at project sites and oversee all aspects of media and programs. Full Job Description >

The Week of Hope experience is wrapped around meaningful and relational community service projects. The project leader coordinates all service projects for one Week of Hope location and is responsible for building and maintaining a great relationship with each local partner organization, ensuring that participants are having a great experience. Details, organization, communication, and loving others are daily functions of the project leader! Full Job Description >

Join Us!

Incredible mission trips cannot happen without incredible staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the qualifications?

  • At least one year out of high school
  • Available to work the entire period between late May until early August
  • Have a clean driving record (no more than one minor violation in last three years)
  • In 100% agreement 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, challenging, and rewarding summer in ministry serving others and Jesus

Q: Do I pick where I serve?

Nope! You will be assigned to your location(s) based upon your skills, experiences, and the needs of Group Mission Trips. Week of Hope staff serve in one city for 7 weeks, while Workcamp staff travel to 3-4 camp locations over the course of the summer. You’ll find out where you’ll be serving on the first day of Summer Staff training.

Q: Do I have to attend training?

Absolutely! Our mandatory training is a two-week long high-energy, meaningful, practical, focused information frenzy! Training begins in late May and concludes when all Summer Staff leave for their camp locations.

Q: Who will be on my crew?

Your crew will consist of 3 or 4 college-age young adults and students just like you.