Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Description of Workgrants

With the exception of Junior Gathering support staff, workgrants are most appropriate for Friends who have previously attended the Gathering. Here is a sampling of workgrants. In 2014, this is the dollar value of the different types of workgrants.

As of May 23, all of our workgrant positions are filled except for Gathering Photographer, and Philadelphia Truck Loader/Unloader.

Workgrant TypeDollar Value
2014 Workgrant Values
100%$676
75%$507
50%$338
40%$270
25%$169

 

FILLED: Book Store Gopher (25%): for a Friend with lots of physical energy who can help set up the store on Saturday and Sunday, and provide a little bit of help later i the week.  Does NOT conflict with morning workshops, nor with most evening programs.

FILLED: Camping Coordinator (25%): for a Friend with a smart phone and unlimited text messages who will be in a tent or RV in the campground.  Responsibilities include:  orienting campers, help solve problems as they arise, help campers  connect with each other to provide rides for campers without cars. 

FILLED: High School Counselor (100%): for Friends who want to devote their Gathering to a wonderful group of High School Friends.  Involves living in the High School dorm.  Training for Counselors begins Friday evening.

FILLED: High School Right Hand Friend (75%): provide administrative and logistical support to High School program and especially the high school staff.  The Right Hand Friend does not live in the High School dorm. S/he does need to arrive on campus by Friday morning.

FILLED:  Information Desk -morning shift (50%): work at the Information Desk in the mornings.

FILLED:  Information Desk - no mornings (40%): take a workshop and work 3-4 hours/day at the Information Desk.

FILLED: Junior Gathering evening support staff (40%): work M-F 6:30 pm-9 pm plus attend all day training on Sunday. 

FILLED: Junior Gathering morning support staff (50%): work M-F 8:30 am-noon plus attend all day training on Sunday.

FILLED: Junior Gathering Snack Coordinator (mornings) (50%): apportion and deliver snacks to morning Junior Gathering classes.

Photographer (50%). High quality portraits and group photos capturing the vitality of the Gathering. For an experienced photographer who can share a sample of previous work with FGC staff.

FILLED: Pre-Gathering office support (25-60%): work in Philadelphia office during the work week in May and June. Familiarity with Word and Excel needed.

Truck Loading and Unloading (25%):  load and unload the Gathering truck in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning June 25, 2014  and on Monday morning July 7 (this date might be changed to July 6).

FILLED: Shuttle Driver (40%): Drive a  minivan back and forth between Pittsburgh, the airport, and Cal U Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29, and returning the rental vehicles to Pittsburgh on Monday. Requires at least 5 years driving experience and a driver license valid in the U.S.A.