Thank you for your interest in serving at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana.
If you've completed a volunteer application, please note that we are currently processing it and will be in touch as soon as possible. Please click here
to update an existing application.
For more than 100 years, Lutheran youth have gathered for bible study, worship, service, learning, fellowship and play. These young people have been accompanied by thousands of caring adults who support their growth in faith by creating a safe environment in which they can encounter Christ and each other. It is these dedicated, faithful volunteers, practicing their vocation through the ministry of the Gathering who make it possible. Serving the youth of the church is a vocational calling that requires careful discernment. Each volunteer who serves at the Gathering must agree to
1. follow the terms of a covenant
(code of conduct) and
2. submit to a background check and screening
by the ELCA.
There are three volunteer opportunities. Click on each link below to learn more about each category of service.
Community Life | Gathering Volunteer Corps (GVC) | Servant Companion
If you have applied to be a volunteer and not sent in your $75 background check fee, please send it to the ELCA Youth Gathering lockbox:
ELCA Youth Gathering Lockbox
PO Box 798291, St. Louis MO 63179-8000
If you have any questions, please contact us