2014 Summer Volunteering
Our annual search for summer volunteers has begun! If you have a desire to spend time with fellow believers while impacting struggling children then please prayerfully consider volunteering this summer at Gateway Woods! Whether for just a day, a few weeks, or all summer we would love to hear from you!
We are specifically seeking to fill two key summer positions right now, Summer Volunteer Coordinator and Top Quality Coordinator. These two paid summer positions provide the opportunity to connect with residents, build relationships with others and provide great experience for your future. If you are interested in more information, or would like to apply, contact Clint Plattner at 260.627.2159 or via email regarding the Summer Volunteer Coordinator position. Top Quality Coordinator candidates should contact Adam McAfee at 260.627.7315, or via email.
We are also looking for an Education Intern for the summer of 2014. If you are interested in helping struggling children through education and gaining excellent future experience, please contact Adam McAfee at 260.627.7315, or via email.
A Mission Right Here In The States
Volunteering at Gateway Woods offers the opportunity to work hands-on for an outreach ministry to troubled children and their families. Some duties volunteers could be expected to perform include: maintenance, helping with childcare, assisting with campus projects, tutoring, and assisting foster parents.
By willingly spending time as a volunteer, you demonstrate to these young people that that someone cares enough to get involved. It's a chance to live the testimony of God's love to the residents and build life-long relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ. Perhaps most importantly, God will use your experience volunteering to reveal Himself to you in a deeper way.
"My words can't explain how thankful I am for the people that do things like come to volunteer...It's awesome to know people who will buy into something like Gateway where kids have done the bad things they've done their whole life, and yet so many people don't care about our past. They come to help us out and support us for our future."
-Jackson, former resident
"Gateway Woods has always been an encouragement to me. With all of the problems that face our youth today, Gateway stands out in my mind as a beacon of hope."
- Justin Wiegand, former Volunteer Coordinator
"The opportunity that God has provided for me to come and serve at Gateway Woods has challenged and humbled me in many ways. It is rewarding to everyone, and when you give you will receive the blessing back."
- Bethany Witzig
"I learned to have a more eternal perspective about the kids. Now when I see troubled adults I think, ‘If only they had been to a place like Gateway, they probably would have turned out much differently."
- Amy Hohulin
“I learned to live what I believe. When you volunteer at Gateway, you are a role model to the kids and have to live like you should.”
- David Prevo
If you are interested in volunteering at Gateway Woods, please fill out our volunteer application and our volunteer reference form (see below for forms). Whether it's for a week in the summer, a day in the fall, or once a month, your service is appreciated. Your time is our treasure!