Serving on Staff at Retreats

Each year we use youth and adults to plan and staff several different retreats in the North Georgia Conference. The retreats include Children's Retreats, Confirmation Retreats, three Spiritual Life Retreat weekends, two fall Rooted youth retreats, a family retreat, and more all need staffing with adults as well as older youth. Ask yourself if this is something God is calling you to do.

Staff and planners are critical to the implementation of every weekend. Without the help of our volunteer staff and a planning team, the youth would not receive the attention they deserve nor would we be able to provide the essentials for a quality retreat. We need high school students, college students and adults to serve on staff.

If you are interested in being a part of this staff (in any capacity) you first need to be aware of Staff and Team Guidelines:

a) Volunteers must 9th grade or older. If you are 18 and older, you’ll need to complete a permission form for us to run a Background Check. (A background check is not needed if you are only serving on the planning team and not working a retreat weekend.)

b) Fall 2022 retreat volunteers must be available at Camp Glisson Friday night by 5:30 pm until Sunday at 12:00 pm on the weekend of the retreat. Plan to be there the entire weekend. Spring SLR volunteers will be required to attend a few “pre-retreat” meetings through the year as we plan and prepare the retreat.

c) Staff responsibilities include an assortment of duties:

· You will be assigned to a certain ‘team’ for the weekend, and that will be your task. You may be preparing, setting up, leading small groups or activities, etc.

· During the retreat weekend you will lodge at a designated sleeping area. This is your lodging space for the weekend.

· You will be expected to obey the rules of the camp. A staff person is responsible for showing the importance of rules. You are an example.

· You will be expected to be as supportive to youth and youth leaders as possible.

· You will be given curriculum weeks in advance so you can prepare for the leadership to which you are called.

The possibilities are endless….so be prepared! Warning: You will be working hard but the rewards are heavenly!

In an attempt to maximize staff efficiency and leadership development, volunteer spots are limited. Prayerful consideration will go into each and every staff application, and the team will be built on a number of criteria including ELI training and service on previous retreats. Some retreats can only use college aged and older volunteers.  Volunteers will not need to pay for the weekends where they are serving.

Apply now!