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. All workgrants are expressed as percentages of a basic adult fee (i.e., program fee, double room w, plus 3 meals a day).
(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) Daily Bulletin Team Leader (60%): create a daily "newsletter" with information updates about Gathering. Works with an part-time assistant. Requires experience with PC-compatible publishing software, preferably Microsoft Publisher.
(Filled) Daily Bulletin Assitants (40%): work afternoons with the Daily Bulletin Editor (see above). Must be detail-oriented.
First Aid Volunteer (75%): staff daily First Aid clinic at the Gathering. Provide some on-call support especially for Junior Gathering staff and Gathering leadership.
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.
Housing Team (40%): work in Philadelphia office June 7 and 8 and a third day, making housing assignments.
(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.
Junior Gathering evening support staff (40%): work M-F 6:30 pm-9 pm plus attend all day training on Sunday.
Junior Gathering morning support staff (50%): work M-F 8:30 am-noon plus attend all day training on Sunday.
Junior Gathering Snack Coordinator (mornings) (50%): apportion and deliver snacks to morning Junior Gathering classes.
Photographer (50%): Take photos of Gathering for use in FGC promotional materials. The photographer must use a digital camera, and must provide links to a portfolio.
Pre-Gathering office support (25-60%): work in Philadelphia office during the work week in May and June. Familiarity with Word and Excel needed.
Sound Coordinator (50%): transport and set up FGCs new sound system (mixer, speakers, etc) and train individual operators at a variety of events.
(Filled) Sparkling Still Gopher (25%): Sparkling Still is a new curriculum which will be released at the 2013 Gathering. The Gopher will (1) help make and put up signs nightly regarding next day's event, (2) cart supplies to and from daily events, (3) email notices to the Daily Bulletin, (4) attend daily afternoon events, and perhaps one evening interest group, or provide childcare for working group members (one child) during these events. Great for someone passionate about religious education for 3-8 year olds.
Truck Driving, Greeley to Philadelphia (50% workgrant) AND (Filled going west) Truck Driving, Philadelphia-Greeley (50% workgrant). Help Jerimy Pederson, FGC Assistant Bookstore Manager, drive a 26-foot rental truck from Philadlephia to Greeley and back. Request round-trip, or one way. FGC pays for lodging, and some food during the drive. Driver will share a hotel room with Jerimy. Friends of all genders welcome to apply. Experience required.
Truck Loading and Unloading (25%): load and unload the Gathering truck in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning June 25, 2013 and on Tuesday morning July 9, 2013.