Each summer, Reach Mission Trips hires college-aged summer staff to coordinate and conduct the summer workcamps. These are the ones in the trenches. They sweat and toil like no other so that the campers will have the greatest mission trip experience possible. We hold them to a high standard of service and integrity and they are the backbone of Reach Mission Trips.
On May 20th, 2020, two weeks of training begin at our offices in Galeton, Colorado. After completing a few days of team-building activities in the Rocky Mountains, we return to our offices and start teaching the functions of a Reach Mission Trip. For the next 14-15 days, staff will learn, live, play, work, sweat, laugh, and grow in their relationships with Christ and with each other. It is one of the most important elements of the entire summer.
The opportunity to work on Reach Summer Staff is an amazing and awesome way to spend a summer! Although it is lots of fun and rewarding…it is also a lot of hard work! If you are applying, please understand that the work is demanding, the hours are long, and the expectations are high!
The time commitment for all Summer Staff for the 2020 Summer is May 20th through July 31st. Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundational Requirements for Employment:
- a knowledge and experience of the saving grace of Jesus Christ
- a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord of your life
- a commitment to serving others
- a deep love for people as valuable in God’s sight
- a motivated, disciplined and organized lifestyle
- a commitment to working as part of a “team”
- at least one year out of high school
- a United States citizen
General Areas of Responsibility:
- willing to always go the extra mile
- offering uncompromising service to workcampers, homeowners, volunteers, etc.
- conduction of worksite inspections, delivering materials and tools
- preparing the host school
- meeting daily for staff meetings, prayer and devotions
- an active part in the evening programs (dramas, singing, activities, etc.)
- taking part in all scheduled events
- driving equipment and vehicles across country to workcamp locations
|June – September||Contact Reach with a permanent address|
|August 17||Receive an application* from Reach|
|October 1||Return completed application,* your application video and three Reference Evaluations* to Reach
(either fax to (970) 392-0821 or email at email@example.com or mail to PO Box 789, Galeton, CO 80622)
|October||1st phone interview|
|November||2nd phone interview|
|End of November||Summer Staff Selection|
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Summer Staff Wages
The gross stipend for a first year Summer Staff member is $3,000. In addition, all basic room and board expenses are covered. You are responsible for transportation to and from Colorado at the beginning and end of the summer. Any personal items and non-Reach activities will be out-of-pocket, but this can easily be kept under $50 for the entire summer.
Detailed Job Descriptions
The Summer Staff that are hired each year are formed into Summer Staff Crews, affectionately known as Big Bird and Jaws. Each Summer Staff Crew has seven positions that need to be filled. During the interview process, you will be asked for the two top positions in which you are best qualified.
View the seven detailed job descriptions.
|Typical Staff Day – Setup Week|
|7:30am||Wakie, Wakie Workcamp Staff|
|8:30am||Setup host school / deliver materials / inspect worksites|
|12:00pm||Lunch at the school or on the road|
|1:00pm||Coordinate with school personnel / prepare for campers|
|7:00pm||Duties around the school|
|Typical Staff Day – Workcamp Week|
|6:15am||Wake-up before the campers to get things ready|
|6:30am||Breakfast with campers|
|8:00am||Prepare campers for the worksites|
|8:30am||Deliver materials / take pictures / tasks around the school|
|12:00pm||Sack lunches consisting of PB & J or lunch meat|
|2:00pm||Practice for the Evening Program|
|3:00pm||Campers return to school|
|4:30pm||Lumberyard / program preparations / office duty|
|5:30pm||Dinner with campers|
|8:30pm||Prepare areas for the next day|
|10:45pm||Lights out for campers|
|11:59pm||Bed time…and you’ll need it!|