Would you like to volunteer at the Gathering and help our young people grow in faith and encounter Christ? Serving the youth of this church is a vocational calling that requires careful discernment.
There are four volunteer categories: local volunteers, the Gathering Volunteer Corps (GVC), servant companions, and volunteers for MYLE and the tAble. Responsibilities and commitments vary by category, but every volunteer must agree to a volunteer code of conduct and submit to a background check run by the ELCA.
Serving as a volunteer requires no application fee, but applicants offered a volunteer role will be asked to pay a $50 processing fee to cover the cost of running a background check and ensuring your attendance at the Gathering, MYLE or the tAble. If this fee prohibits you from serving, please reach out to the Gathering office.
Volunteer responsibilities and application dates vary by category.
|Gathering Volunteer Corps (GVC)||Servant Companion||Local Volunteers||Pre-Event (MYLE and the tAble) Volunteers|
|Application Opens||June 15, 2023||June 15, 2023||June 15, 2023||June 15, 2023|
|Application Closes||Aug. 15, 2023||Priority Application:
Oct. 15, 2023
Jan. 15, 2023
|When capacity is met.
|When capacity is met.
The Gathering Volunteer Corps serves in multiple capacities throughout the Gathering. Duties might include ushering and assisting during Mass Gathering, helping with Interactive Learning activities, directing foot traffic in the convention center, staffing the info-booth or moving equipment in a Gathering venue. GVCs serve wherever Gathering planning teams have identified the need for additional help.
Eligibility: GVCs must be at least one year post high school at the time of the Gathering and commit to being in New Orleans for one week, likely arriving Sunday, July 14, and departing Saturday, July 20, 2024.
The Gathering will provide GVC volunteers with:
Servant Companions guide congregational groups as they learn, experience or serve alongside the people of New Orleans on their Accompaniment day. Applicants should be comfortable leading a group, thinking on their feet and speaking about their faith. Servant Companions will also help during some evening activities.
Servant Companions must be at least one year post high school at the time of the Gathering. Preference will be given to young adult applicants; however, all are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must commit to being in New Orleans for one week, likely arriving Sunday, July 14, and departing Saturday, July 20, 2024.
Preference will be given also to those who apply before the priority deadline — Oct. 24, 2023. General applications will close on Jan. 24, 2024.
The Gathering will provide Servant Companions with:
Local Volunteers support the ministry of the Gathering in a wide variety of roles. Scheduling for Local Volunteers often happens later in the cycle and requires some flexibility. If you live in or around New Orleans and want to be involved in the Gathering but can’t commit to a full week of volunteering, sign up to be a local volunteer!
Local Volunteers must be at least post high school at the time of the Gathering.
The Gathering will provide Local Volunteers with:
Pre-event volunteers support the ministry of MYLE and the tAble in a wide variety of roles. A very limited number of volunteers are accepted for these smaller pre-events.
Pre-event volunteers must be at least one year post high school at the time of the Gathering.
The Gathering will provide pre-event volunteers with: