Volunteer Registration


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit! At this time, we are only accepting applications for Local Volunteers.

 

For more than a century, 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. Dedicated, faithful volunteers make the work of the Gathering possible.

Local Volunteers

Local volunteers serve in a variety of capacities. Between July 12th and the 19th, local volunteers will fill in where help is needed with a number of teams, including Transportation, Proclaim Justice, and others. Your role will be determined based upon your availability. Some local volunteers serve for a day, others help out for a few days, and some serve for a morning, etc.

 

Local volunteers must be able to commute to Gathering venues in downtown Detroit and the surrounding metro region. The Gathering will not provide overnight accommodations. Depending on a local volunteer’s role, he or she may receive lunch and access to evening events in Ford Field.

 

If you are interested in serving as a local volunteer, follow this link, click “start here” next to New Registration, and fill out the registration form. Please disregard the arrival and departure date.

 

Community Life

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*WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

Community Life volunteers work as a team within their assigned hotel to help create a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone begins and ends their day in a hotel at the ELCA Youth Gathering.

A Community Life Team staffs each hotel and is responsible for providing hospitality, being a conduit for communication with Gathering planners as well as hotel staff, and troubleshooting situations that arise.

A Community Life Team consists of hotel pastors, adult counselors and young adult leaders who may facilitate worship, and generally promote a healthy, fun and faith-forming experience for young people at the ELCA Youth Gathering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 19 years of age and at least out of high school (successfully graduated) for one year.


Gathering Volunteer Corps

Volunteer Corps

*WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.
 

The Gathering Volunteer Corps serves in multiple capacities throughout the Gathering. This can include, but is not limited to, ushering in the Superdome, checking wristbands at Community Life activities, directing foot traffic in the Interaction Center, helping with registration, answering telephones, staffing an information booth, or moving equipment in the Convention Center.


Eligibility: Applicants must be 19 years of age and at least out of high school (successfully graduated) for one year.


Servant Companion

Servant Companion

*WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION. 

 

The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering will invite all attendees, youth and adults, to deepen their faith by encountering Jesus in the humanity of Detroit, and to return home to practice compassionate justice. Compassionate justice includes studying Scripture, praying, knowing the world around us, actively helping and truly caring about others.


Compassionate justice is less about what we “want to do” and more about accompanying people where they are in their journey – “God’s work. Our hands.” Young adult Servant Companions will accompany congregational groups as they serve with and for the people of Detroit at the Gathering.

Eligibility: Applicants must be 19 years of age and at least out of high school (successfully graduated) for one year.