Our volunteers use their individual gifts to serve God together as a team.
Apply for one of our volunteer positions to serve on a Workcamp or Week of Hope and experience a life-changing week in community with others!
“I loved seeing all the worksites. I loved serving all the kids. I loved working with the Red Shirts…The perspective of the camp from the eyes of a Red Shirt is amazing!”
“What else can I do?” A phrase that a hospitality team member is very familiar with! Our hospitality team member serves the ENTIRE camp by helping lead meal preparations, visiting worksites to take pictures, encouraging participants, and supporting our summer staff. The hospitality team member is the backbone of Week of Hope!
Where would Workcamp be without Taco Tuesday?! The cafeteria host plays an integral part in making meal times fun and enjoyable. Not only are they connecting with students and youth leaders during breakfast and dinner, but also connecting with the school cook staff to prepare each meal. Cafeteria hosts will work with our staff to pack the lunches for each work crew in what we call “lunch line” each morning as well. Position available for Workcamp to begin.
A clean place to eat, sleep, and play is a must at Workcamp and the facility team member is there to make sure our host school or church is clean and tidy and to maintain great relationships with the school custodial staff. The facility team member works side by side with the custodial staff and office manager to make sure our participants are living in a pristine lodging facility! This position’s greatest work is behind the scenes but we couldn’t have Workcamp without a facility team member. Position available for Workcamp.
“How may I help you?” and other words of an office team member are filled with kindness, respect, and a smile. The office team member will work hand in hand with the Office Manager to provide great customer service to each and every participant. They answer all questions that come to the camp office and serve in our camp store as well. Position available for Workcamp.
Behind the camera lens is where our program team member lives at Workcamp! They visit work sites each day to take photos of work crews and connect with participants. The program team member also supports our program manager during morning and evening program times. Position available for Workcamp.
Can you paint a house? Are you a skilled carpenter? Can you follow directions for a construction project? Then you’re a site coach! Site coaches have the opportunity to assist work crews throughout the camp week. They have the privilege of connecting with participants by coaching them through work projects, teaching them to use tools and supplies, and ensuring they have a safe and fun service environment. Position available for Workcamp.
Praising God through music is a key component at camp. A worship leader prepares provided songs prior to camp. During the camp week, they will lead worship times both vocally and instrumentally (usually by guitar or keyboard) during morning and evening programs. They lead music rehearsals each day by recruiting, encouraging and supporting participants who want to join the music team. Position available for Workcamp.
In the passenger seat of the Penske is where the materials team member lives for the week. They help the materials manager by coordinating deliveries, navigating to work sites, and keeping the tool room running. The materials team member also can provide construction and materials insight to the materials manager and work crews.
Our online volunteer application will ask you for your preferred position and camp location, as well as two character references. Once those are complete, we will conduct a brief phone interview. You will be notified of your placement after the beginning of the new year, allowing time for the staffing team to make the best placements. An offer to join the Red Shirt team will be contingent on a clean background check.
Important training materials will be available to you electronically prior to camp. You will receive an email about our Red Shirt Resource page early next year. Once you arrive at camp, you’ll meet with the director and/or summer staff who will go through hands-on training for your specific role.
Of course! As a volunteer, you can travel to and from camp with your youth group. If you are serving as a site coach or a program team member, a vehicle is required for this role that will not be used to transport crews to and from their work site.
As a staff volunteer, you receive a free registration! You are not considered a registered participant so if you are currently registered as a participant, just give us a call! We can take you off the list and make sure the payment is up to date. Please remember that as a volunteer you’re not included in the 1:5 adult to student ratio for your youth group.
As a volunteer, you will not be assigned to a work crew. You’ll serve the entire camp in a variety of ways to help the mission trip run smoothly. Each volunteer position has the opportunity to visit work sites at least two days during the camp week.
Definitely! Although we ask each of our volunteer staff members to prioritize serving on staff, you’ll have some time throughout the week to spend with your youth group. This includes meal times, the afternoon or evening time off, and travel to and from camp.
We provide separate male and female sleeping rooms for all staff. If you would like to sleep in a room with your youth group, just let us know. You may need to wake up a bit earlier than them, but are welcome to stay with your youth group.
You will be provided up to five red staff shirts to wear throughout the week. Please bring closed-toe shoes for when you visit sites and are in the kitchen. We also ask that you do not wear athletic shorts/pants. We do offer a staff store in the spring where you can buy additional Red Shirt apparel that can be worn during camp.
Submit your email and we’ll save this trip to a unique page just for you where you can save trips and sign up for alerts.
Submit the email you signed up with to receive a link to access your saved trips.
Already signed up? View Saved Trips
Don’t have an account? Sign up