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Wake up stoked because you work in the Rocky Mountains. Breakfast. Clean dishes. Climb. Hike. Kayak. Enjoy screaming kids. Mountain bike. Taylor Swift on the bus. Lunch. Clean dishes. Soak up the sun. Lead kids on activities. Enjoy a few moments of downtime. Dinner. Clean more dishes. Worship Jesus. Be encouraged in the Word. Make milkshakes. Throw a barn dance. Roast s’mores to golden perfection over a bonfire. Stand in amazement under the stars. Sleep hard. Dream well. Repeat.
At Ravencrest we offer both short and long term volunteer opportunities. Our volunteers gain practical ministry experience as they lead outdoor activities, work in the kitchen and maintain the facilities and have the opportunity to live as examples of Christ as they engage the many youth and adults who visit Ravencrest. In addition volunteers receive four hours of Bible teaching each week, room and board and on the job training as needed.
Help run our summer program (youth camps and adult retreats). Responsibilities include leading activities (rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc.) administering first aid, washing dishes, helping clean campus, making announcements, working in our coffee and snack shops, and various work projects.
In addition to serving with the program volunteer team, you will receive additional training to help lead the Ascension Wilderness Experience program.
Volunteer for one year in the kitchen, maintenance and as an RA (Bible school resident assistant)
Summer Program Volunteer
Invest in others and grow
As you invest in our guests you will grow through engagement with the campers, leaders and guest during their time here. Spending time in conversation while leading activities, sharing what Jesus is doing in your heart with others, and being present and willing to engage with those around us.
Get Equipped to Embrace the Opportunity to Lead
During the summer, you will have the opportunity to lead others on activities, giving them instruction, leading them into adventures on water, rock, or on trail. You will have opportunity to improve in communication, leadership skills, and guiding conversations towards meaningful conclusions. By learning to lead, you have an opportunity to learn to serve, just as Jesus lead by being the servant of mankind
Expect the Unexpected
In the midst of the beautiful chaos of summer, there are always unexpected challenges and the opportunity to learn to go to Jesus to ask for wisdom and choose to grow through challenges. Whether its performing duties you aren’t fond of, learning to work together in a team, or a first aid situation, you will be presented with opportunities for growth through challenges
During your internship, our goal is to cultivate a space, community, and opportunity for service that leads you to a deeper knowledge of Jesus our King. We want you to be filled up regularly through teaching, worship, and prayer so that you are filled with the Living Water that you may get to pour out to others in and through the good works he has planned for you to walk in.
Summer Volunteer / AWE Guide
Guide others to experience what God has for us in the Wilderness
In addition to serving with the program weeks you will receive additional training to help lead the AWE Program.
Additional training includes:
- Map and Compass Skills
- Efficient Backcountry Travel Techniques
- Leave No Trace Training
- How to lead a group in the mountains
- Judgement & Decision training Skills
- Lead Group Debriefs
- Applicant must be in excellent physical condition
- Able to run a 5k in less than 27 minutes
- Previous backcountry camping and hiking experience in strongly preferred, but not required.
Year Long Volunteer Positions
Ravencrest Chalet offers opportunities for people to come and join our team as volunteer staff for a year. There are possible positions serving in the kitchen or in the maintenance department. These positions are arranged with our Business Manager and based on each individual’s interest and skills. If you are interested and would be willing to come and serve with us for an extended time, please email Erik Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out and mail in one of our applications.