MCC SERVE TEAM
Why Serve at Merriwood?
– Opportunity to connect with MCC’s program and mission
– Be challenged to grow in your spiritual growth both at camp and after you leave camp
– Learn how to be a relational team player
– Learn how service can be an act of worship, whether being a Counselor in Training with day campers, serving at the canteen, or setting up or cleaning up the dining hall
– Have a blast!
– Get excited about the potential of spending a full summer in paid ministry at Merriwood in the future
Time-frame for applications and decisions:
– Serve Week applications will be available online through the registration portal starting Nov. 1st, 2022 for the Summer 2023 season.
– Deadline for Serve Team applications is Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
– Decisions will be made and our goal will be to connect back with applicants by Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2023 with what week(s) they have been selected for.
Grades and Serve Week availability:
– Rising 9th graders are encouraged to apply. Rising 9th are allowed to volunteer for Day Camp Serve Weeks only.
– Rising 10th graders through Graduating Seniors are welcome to apply for Day Camp OR Overnight Serve Weeks.,
** There will be a Serve Team Training Day for those serving either Day Camp Week this summer. Meeting will be Saturday, June 10, 2023, approximately 9:45 am-1:00 pm (lunch is included). Please plan to attend if possible. A google form RSVP will be sent out early May 2023.
Before you begin the application process, please view the MCC SERVE WEEK Q&A. This should answer any questions you or your parents have about volunteering for MCC. (At the end of the application, parents will be required to sign saying that they’ve read this information.)
- If you are a past camper, volunteer parents should use their Username and Password to sign you into the system. This will be the same information they use to register you online for camp. (If you do not remember the information, have them click “Forgot your login information?” and it will be emailed to you.) If you are a new camper, create a new account from that link.
- After logging in, please click on “Register for This Session” at the bottom, rather than “View All Upcoming Sessions.” You will see SERVE WEEK APPLICATION 2023 if the child is rising 9th grade or older.
- Each question that has a little red asterisk(*) beside it is a required field. You will not be able to go to the next page of information until all required fields on that page are filled in.
- At the end of the application, parents will have to get online with you and sign their name electronically.
- Note: MCC takes the Serve Week application seriously. Because of the time it takes to place Serve Week Volunteers in specific weeks as well as to ensure reliability for volunteers to stay true to their commitment to the Serve Week they are entrusted with, there will be a $15 non-refundable registration fee to complete the SERVE WEEK application.
Inquiries or Concerns: Please contact Jenn Key at firstname.lastname@example.org.