Serving on Staff at Retreats

Within a year we use youth and adults to staff eight different retreats in the North Georgia Conference. The two Children's Retreats, the Fifth Grade Retreat, two Confirmation Retreats, and three Spiritual Life Retreats all need staffing with adults as well as older youth. Ask yourself if this is something God is calling you to do.

Staff are critical to the implementation of every weekend. Without the help of our volunteer staff, the youth would not receive the attention they deserve nor would we be able to pull the retreat off. 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) first you need to be aware of Staff GUIDELINES…

a) Volunteers must be 13 or older. If you are 18 and older, you’ll need to complete a permission form for us to run a Background Check.

b) Volunteers must be available at Camp Glisson Friday night by 5:30 pm (except for the 5th grade Retreat which begins on Saturday morning) until Sunday at 12:00 pm. on the weekend of the retreat. Plan to be there the entire weekend.

c) 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.
  • If you serve on the SLR staff you will be required to attend a few "pre-retreat" meetings through the year as we plan and prepare for what God is doing through us.
  • 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. (If you are a small group leader for SLR then you will be required to participate in pre-retreat training on July 30th and meetings in the fall of 2016.)

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, we hoping to have 40 staff members per weekend on the Spiritual Life Retreats and 25 on the Confirmation and Children's Retreats. Prayerful consideration will go into each and every staff application, and the team will be built on a number of criteria. Thanks to various scholarships given by some districts, staff members will not have to pay for their service.

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