Friends General Conference

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2015 Junior Gathering Staff Information

Letter to Welcome 2015 JG Staff - NEW!!

Junior Gathering Times, Summer 2015 - NEW!!                                                            Newsletter for families with children and Junior Gathering Staff

To Do List for Junior Gathering Staff

Junior Gathering is made possible through the gifts and dedicated work of nearly 100 loving adults. Each group of children has an experienced Coordinator that takes the lead on planning the week for that group. The Coordinator is joined by support staff to work with the children during the morning (8:30 - 12:15) or evening (6:30 - 9:15) sessions.

Workgrants are available for both of these support positions: a 50% Basic Fee* workgrant in the morning and a 40% Basic Fee* workgrant in the evening. Other volunteers serve in the afternoon at the Family Place or by helping with multigenerational activities.

Many Friends have found that serving Junior Gathering in one of these capacities is an enriching personal growth experience.

*Basic Fee: Program fee and room and board in an un-air conditioned room with three meals.

I’d like to work with Junior Gathering. What do I do?

Step ONE read our staff expectations

Step TWO read our job descriptions

Step THREE complete a Junior Gathering Staff Application, including the background check consent form.

Western Carolina University regulations require all who work with children or youth to have a current background check. Please assist staff by completing the consent form as soon as possible. 

Note: New applicants and those who haven't served with Junior Gathering since 2012 are required to provide references.  See "Requirements" on the job descriptions above for details.

Email Patsy Arnold Martin ( if you have questions about your reference status.