Most volunteers will serve as a friend to a child or adult with a disability joining the participant for all meals, programming, and free time activities such as boating, swimming, and crafts. Volunteers may also serve in a specific program area such as worship, crafts, recreation, and child programming. Volunteers will spend full days serving with an afternoon break provided.
What are the requirements to serve? Can I serve if I’m under the age of 18?Joni and Friends2023-06-13T14:08:42-07:00
You do not need to be a professional to be a part of the team! Whether you are a college-aged student or a grandparent, you will serve a vital role at Family Retreat. Volunteers are simply committed Christians that have a desire to serve families living with disability.
Joni and Friends does provide service opportunities to volunteers under the age of 18. You may inquire about whether a minor can serve during the application process.
Prior experience is not required. Joni and Friends will ensure that you feel prepared to serve by providing training on topics such as disability etiquette and God’s view of disability. Ongoing support from experienced leaders will be provided throughout the event.
Go to our Joni and Friends Participant Center by clicking the “Sign-In” button at the top of the website. Then, click the name of your event on your homepage. Your fundraising page URL is on this next page. Share this page by copying and pasting this link to an email, text or your Social Media platform.
How can my friends or family give online to my Retreat & Getaway cost?Joni and Friends2023-06-13T14:08:42-07:00
Joni and Friends welcomes the participation of volunteers with disabilities. Joni and Friends encourages persons with disabilities to first attend Family Retreat as a family before applying to serve as a volunteer.