Youth groups from Christian churches, and other volunteers, are needed from the beginning of June through August. We welcome junior high and high school age youth, along with their leaders, from churches all over the U.S. and Canada. The Lord has prepared a good work that brings His love to the lost. Gleanings For The Hungry is the perfect place for you and your
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive Sunday afternoon your group will have time to get settled in. We do not provide a meal on Sunday evening. We work from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. There will a thorough orientation before work starts on Monday. Every day starts with chapel time, after which job assignments are given for the day. We also work on Saturday morning until noon, with teams departing after lunch. We ask the departing teams to clean dorm rooms, bathrooms, community areas, etc. before leaving, in preparation for the next group.
Monday to Friday, we provide three meals a day and two snacks. On Saturday we provide breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served at 7 am. From 12 pm – 1 pm, we break for lunch. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm.
Additional activities are offered, such as
HOW TO PREPARE
Leadership must include a woman to sleep in the girls’ dorm and a man for the boys’ dorm. One adult per 7 – 10 youth is recommended.
It is very important that each person bring a signed medical release form in case of an accident or illness. Also, any medical information regarding allergies or any other medical restrictions is very helpful.
To help defray the cost of the food and housing we ask each person to pay $150 per week. If you are interested in participating in the water park, each person will need to bring additional funds for these activities. There is a gift shop, with T-shirts, books and a variety of souvenirs available for purchase.
Working with fruit can be messy. For work hours it is best for each person to bring a modest T-shirt and shorts and tennis shoes that may be discarded at the end of your stay. No flip-flops are to be worn while working. A hat is recommended for the time spent working on the peach field in full sun. Also, don′t forget to bring a swimsuit and towel for the pool!
Each person will need to bring personal items such as soap, shampoo, bath towels, sunscreen, etc. We also recommend each person bring their own water bottle. It′s important to stay well hydrated in the summer heat.
An iPod is fine to bring, but may not be used while working on the fruit line.
We have dormitory-style rooms available for teams. Bathroom facilities are in close proximity. Our dorm rooms have twin-sized bunk beds. Each person will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket, as well as a pillow.
Laundry facilities are available to long-term volunteers. The washing machines require HE (High-Efficiency) soap. A suggested donation for the use is $1.00 per load.
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