Parent and Volunteer Information
Youth WorkCamper 1
Youth WorkCamper 2
Youth WorkCamper 3
WorkCamp could not happen without the parents’ involvement. Every parent must do something to contribute to WorkCamp. Please click as many of the following volunteer choices that you can (be sure to select at least one):
The parish Stakeholder is responsible for planning, organizing, and preparing the parish for WorkCamp by inviting teens to attend, recruiting adult volunteers, and conducting all of the parish meeting necessary to prepare everyone for what they will encounter at WorkCamp. The Stakeholder is required to attend all of the Diocesan Stakeholder meetings and ensure that the adult crew leaders attend a training session prior to WorkCamp. They are also required to attend the entire week of WorkCamp. This can be a challenging rooel and requires significant time and a high level of commitment. However, you will take on these responsibilities alone! The Stakeholder will be accompanied and guided by Myranda in all the endeavors associated with this role.
Adult Crew Leaders are people who are excited about working with teens and are not afraid of hard work. These characteristics are imperative since they will be doing a lot of both. Adult Crew Leaders are directly responsible for the safety and well-being of their teens at WorkCamp. You will work daily on site, and in the evenings be with teens from our parish. This is an incredibly rewarding volunteer position because you get to help the teens as well as the residents we serve! We can only sign up teens if we have the proper number of Adult Crew Leaders first. Please consider coming with us! This involves attending the entire week of WorkCamp.
Getting the projects done at WorkCamp requires people who know how to do them. We call them WorkCamp Contractors. You do not have to be a licensed contractor to do this. If you can handle basic home repairs, there is a job for you! The Diocese assigns projects to each contractor based on their skill level. You would only be needed from Monday-Thursday of our work week but could be as active a participant as an Adult Crew Leader if so desired.
Since Contractors are hard to come by, it would be very helpful to have someone in charge of recruiting contractors for the week.
Volunteers are needed for during the week at the Day Centers (date and time TBA). as security personnel. We need men and women to help monitor the WorkCampers during the evening hours.
We really need help coordinating the 2 Group Fundraisers of the year: Soup Suppers and Irish Whiskey Cake Sales. Having a couple parents help coordinate makes these fundraisers simple and easy!
We are responsible for sending 250+ lunches down for one of the days during WorkCamp. We will need some adults to make a Costco run to purchase the lunch contents and some to help make the lunches and coordinate volunteers to help, etc.
We are responsible for bring a certain amount of tools and supplies to WorkCamp as a group. You will be responsible for compiling the list of tools needed, sending it out to the families and then checking them in the day tool inventory from the workcampers to find out what tools we have and what we still need. You will need to keep track of who sends what tools, and assist in making sure everyone has what they need upon our return. This job requires good organization skills!
We need a 7 passenger vehicle for every 5 teens we bring to WorkCamp. It saves us a lot of money when families generously donate their vehicle to us for the week of WorkCamp. If you have a 7-passenger vehicle we can use for the week, please let us know!
A couple of years ago we had a "Welcome Back BBQ with all of the families for the return of the WorkCampers. We provide the hot dogs/burgers and each family brings a side to share. It was a wonderful way to end the week and we will be doing it again this year! A sign up will go out later in the year, but we need some volunteers to help coordinate the BBQ.
You will need to be on call the day of our return from WorkCamp. Once you receive a call from a chaperone that we are about 45 minutes out, you will call/text the other parents to let them know of our arrival.
If none of these jumps out at you, or you’re just not sure which one you can help with quite yet. We’ll call on you when the need arises (and it surely will!)
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