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Volunteers

Gretna Glen Camp & Retreat Center has several year-round staff that maintain the 200+ acres of camp and 17 buildings that are used by our many groups. We also employee hourly weekend staff to help us serve a variety of groups including: youth, adult, school and corporate for overnight and day use. In the summer we hire an additional 30+ college-aged adults to serve on the summer staff team. The summer staffers go through a hiring process and intensive summer staff training to be able to provide the highest quality of Christian care to our campers.

In addition to the paid-staff, we need around 200 volunteer staff to provide a wonderful camp experience for our campers each week. Many of these volunteers have grown up as campers at Gretna Glen and have a great passion for this place. All volunteers apply each year to be a part of the team and go through all the same background checks as summer and year-round staff. Training is provided prior to the week that they serve.
Summer staff partner with full time staff and volunteers to fill roles in food service, maintenance, activity facilitation and supervision, lifeguarding and counseling.

If you are interested in serving God this summer at Gretna Glen, please give us a call to start the process of serving with our team.

All potential Volunteers must fill out a 2017 Volunteer Application at least 1 month prior to their week of service and attend a Volunteer Training. Following the submission of the Volunteer Application we will reply with the necessary paperwork including:

  • Child Abuse History Clearance Application (Previous Child Abuse History Clearance Certificates will be on file from 2015-2017, Child Abuse Clearances from a church or school dated 2015-2017 will also be accepted),
  • Adult Health Form (Bring with you to camp), and will follow up with required references.

Volunteer Training will be held at Gretna Glen or in coordination with the weekly Program Directors.

We are always looking for volunteers in the areas of:

  • Administration
  • Food Service
  • Program
  • Nursing/Health Care (With RN, LPN, EMT Certifications)
  • Cabin Counselors
  • Site & Facilities