Volunteers

This is how we do it.

The success and growth of Agape Families is based solely on the volunteers that make it happen. We welcome volunteers from diverse communities, churches and walks of life and we value the impact this has on our youth. Your time as a volunteer not only becomes a piece of you, but it leaves a lasting impression for kids who might not receive it otherwise. Whether you have one hour or 100 hours, there’s a place for you at Agape Families and we can’t wait to have you in the fam.

For specific volunteer opportunities, check out our detailed page here. If you are looking to serve through a financial gift, check out our sponsorship page or donation page.

However big, however small, let’s be a part of their lives.

You are the best.

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“Being a part of Agape Families means actively loving kids who don’t think they are deserving of love, and showing them that God’s love is much greater than simple words. It’s a sacrificial, unconditional, and never ending love that we get to partake in, and there is no greater joy than sharing that with others.”

– Ryan Walla, Mentor & Adventure Camp Cabin Leader

Ways to Serve

There are a handful of different ways to serve within Agape Families, and we are happy to have you join us in whatever capacity your are wanting to give. Here are the volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved.

Camp volunteer opportunities

Cabin Leader

Cabin Leaders get to know kids on a personal level and lead them through their four days at camp. It is the greatest need at camp and Cabin Leaders come from various churches and walks of life.

Admin

Serves as an informational resource at camp and assists in pre camp preparations. No age requirement, recommended for adults who are administratively driven. May require some service before camp.

Activities

Runs rotations and free time games and activities and will assist the character team. No age requirement, recommended for high school age volunteers.

Crafts

Helps prepare and lead the craft time during the rotations and free time of camp. No age requirement, recommended for creative folks and patient volunteers.

Medical

Provides medical support to campers and volunteers. Medical license required, no age requirement.

Hospitality

Takes care of the basic needs of camp and encompasses all things care and hospitality to the campers and fellow volunteers. No age requirement, recommended for adults who have a heart to serve.

Kitchen

Prepares meals and snacks for campers and Cabin Leaders. No age requirement, no previous skills necessary, though some cooking experience is helpful.

Prayer

Prays over the campers, volunteers, staff team, and all needs related to Agape Youth. No age requirement, recommended for adults, no mobility necessary.

Security

Responsible for all logistical needs on camp and provides security support. No age requirement, recommended for adults who appreciate logistics and safety and who are fairly mobile.

Wait Staff

Serves meals to the campers and Cabin Leaders. No age requirement, recommended for teens and adults.

Mentorship

Mentor

A caring, adult friend who commits to one hour a week with an Agape Youth. Mentors work to build a healthy relationship with the mentee and guides them through their everyday life through a Biblical worldview. Must be 19 years or older to be a mentor and agree to the Agape Families statement of faith.

Youth Night Volunteer

Youth nights are monthly gatherings for the mentors and their mentees. Youth Night volunteers will help prepare a meal, serve dinner, and/or participate in games and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any trainings or meetings I have to attend to be a volunteer?

All camp volunteers will attend a two-hour training the week before camp to prepare them for the week ahead. This is a very important time for our volunteers to understand the policies of camp and know the schedule of events. You will also be able to meet your team coordinator and other volunteers you will be serving with. Cabin leaders will attend an additional three hour cabin leader training several weeks prior to camp.

What do I need to bring with me to volunteer?

Volunteers should come ready to walk around and serve kids! Each volunteer will be given a t-shirt and name tag to wear at camp to identify that they have been authorized to be on camp. Volunteers should plan to bring a water bottle and good walking shoes to their camp shifts.

How can I donate to Agape?

Agape Families accepts donations online and through cash or check. Physical donations can be mailed to our office at 160 E Broadway Suite A, Eugene, OR 97401. Online donations can be made here. Financial supporters are also welcome to attend our spring Benefit Breakfast for the Agape families.

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503-984-7437

PO Box 103, Eugene, OR 97440

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