Volunteer Registration


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit! At this time, we are no longer accepting new applications.

 

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.


Community Life

Community_Life_Volunteer 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 CorpsThe 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 CompanionThe 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.