Volunteer Info

When is Flower City Work Camp?
FCWC 2023 will take place from Monday, April 3rd through Friday, April 7th, 2023.

Who should volunteer to serve at Flower City Work Camp?
In 2019 over 865 adults volunteered in order to make FCWC a success, which was more than the number of students who served.  What makes for a good adult volunteer?

• If you want to serve the Lord by serving the people of the Greater Rochester Area.
• You must come through a participating church that has already completed an application to participate.
• Some of our volunteer positions require highly skilled people (especially our worksite leaders, roving experts, nurses, etc.).  Most of our opportunities to serve do not.  We’ll work with you to determine where you fit best and will train and prepare you for the area of service you are matched to.
• You will commit to fully engaging for the duration of the volunteer role that you commit to.  We tell our students to think about their time at Work Camp as if they were on a mission trip to the deepest, darkest Peru.  We want you to separate yourself from “life” as well and fully immerse yourself in this service.
• Whether you have a full week to serve or just a few hours, there is an opportunity for you to serve.  Visit our Volunteer Roles page to learn about all the areas where you could serve.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for adult volunteers to participate – the gift of your time has cost enough.  Some adult volunteers still desire to give financially in support of our ministry, and that is always welcome.  Visit our Donate Page to learn more about how to contribute.

Required Adult Volunteers and Gofers each receive a themed FCWC T-Shirt.  Other Adult Volunteers are able to purchase one for $10 at the time of their application.  Volunteers who are at a Home Base church when breakfast or dinner is served are invited to join the meal.  Lunches are provided to adults serving over lunchtime if they are volunteering on a worksite, sidewalk club, agency support team, or sports camp.

Do I just serve and leave?
No, we would love for you to participate in all the areas of Work Camp.  You are as much a part of Work Camp as the students and we hope adult volunteers take advantage of the worship and teaching provided multiple times each day.

How do I apply?
Adult Volunteer applications are submitted online.  Visit the Volunteer Process page for instructions and to get started.

What happens after I submit my application?
If you are a first-time leader, you will need to ask a pastor or member of the staff at your church to complete and submit a Leader Recommendation Form.  Then, a background check will be run by Flower City Work Camp for every applicant.  All of the Required Leader roles have mandatory training events to attend.  You only need to attend one offered training event unless otherwise noted.

Training Dates:

  Adult Leader Training                  Date           Time             Location       

Worksite                                       2/1/23         8-10am          Bethel Christian Fellowship

Worksite                                       2/18/23       8-10am          Browncroft Comm. Church

Sidewalk Club Training                2/28/23       7-9pm            Bethel Christian Fellowship

Sidewalk Club Training                3/9/23         7-9pm            Bethel Christian Fellowship  

Basketball                                    3/4/23         12pm-2pm     FCA (1100 University Ave).
(Coaches and Students should attend)

Soccer                                         3/4/23         10am-12pm   FCA (1100 University Ave).
(Coaches and Students should attend)       

Agency                                         2/18/23       9-11am          Bethel Christian Fellowship

Agency                                         2/25/23       9-11am          Bethel Christian Fellowship

Overnight Training                        3/4/23        9-10:30am      Bethel Christian Fellowship

Overnight Training                        3/11/23      5:30-7pm        Zoom – link to be provided

Medical                                         3/18/23      9:30-11:30am Bethel Christian Fellowship

Security                                        3/27/23      6-9pmam        Bethel Christian Fellowship

Security                                        4/1/23        8:30-11:30am Bethel Christian Fellowship

Other Adult Volunteers may also have training before the week of Work Camp.  If so, you will be contacted directly by the team leader for your area of service.

What do I need to do to be ready for Flower City Work Camp?
Be praying for a great week, clear your schedule for the service times you commit to and expect to see God do amazing things!

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