Q: What are the qualifications?
- Week-long commitment
- Minimum age of 21
- All volunteer, nonpaid positions
Q: What is the application process?
After an initial online application, we’ll collect two character references and complete a brief phone interview. An offer to join the red shirt team will be contingent on a background check.
Q: What training is required?
Important training materials will be available to you on an online red shirt resource page prior to camp. Once you arrive at camp, you’ll meet with the Director and the Summer Staff who will go through hands-on training for your specific role.
Q: My youth group is attending camp. Can I serve at the same camp?
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, we ask you have a separate vehicle to use during the week.
Q: I’m registered as a participant. Can I serve on staff?
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.
Q: Will I be on a work crew?
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.
Q: Will I get to spend time with my youth group during camp?
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.
Q: Where do staff sleep?
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.
Q: Do I need to buy a uniform? Will a uniform be provided?
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 or pants.