Join our 2020 summer staff and be part of a local mission helping underserved children!
Spend your summer at Youth Haven and be a part of something amazing!
The world is a confusing place. Now more than ever, kids need someone to teach them that God loves them, and there are people who love and care about them, too. Choosing to serve at Youth Haven for the summer will have a life-changing impact for the children you serve. And you'll build lifelong friendships, grow spiritually, and gain valuable skills and experience for your future goals!
Virtual Summer Camp 2020
We're excited to launch a brand new initiative this summer: Virtual Summer Camp! Kids will register for a week of our "Spy Academy" virtual camp. We'll either mail or hand deliver their spy tool kit with an access code that will unlock all the content on our website. We'll be broadcasting fun livestreams from Youth Haven, and they'll be able to access all kinds of videos and chat with our staff. They can complete activities to earn points and prizes. It's going to be great, and you can be part of the action!
Available summer positions include:
Delivery Team Member
We are looking for individuals who would love to be the first smiling face our children see during their week of virtual camp! Our delivery team will be responsible for hand-delivering virtual camp supply kits to the kids’ homes at the beginning of each week. These individuals should be able to drive safely to various locations throughout Mid-Michigan, and excited about being the select few to put camp into the hands of our kiddos on Monday and Friday each week.
Food Service Assistant
We need someone who is excited about serving others by doing just that! This individual will help our Food Service Manager serve meals to all the staff throughout the course of each week of camp, as well as have the potential to aid in packing boxes of food to deliver directly to the families we serve.
Youth Haven Mascot
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a college mascot? We have a need for several staff who are excited about hopping into one of our Harvey and Friends costumes and assuming a character role throughout each week of virtual camp. These individuals will need to be fun and energetic behind a friendly mask as they help deliver packages and make appearances as their designated character on our videos and live streams each week.
Camera Operator/ Audio & Video Technician
We need people who have a creative eye and even experience in operating some of the equipment which will be used by our video production team. These individuals will be the ones responsible for operating and caring for our audio equipment, video cameras, and lighting equipment as they capture the content we need for all our livestream and video projects. If you have past experience in videography or a love for filming, this may be the position for you!
Script Writing Team Member
We are looking for people who have a creative mind and are gifted writers to provide engaging and thoughtful scripts for each of our livestream and prerecorded video projects. These individuals will be an invaluable part of our video production team. If you have past experience writing scripts for plays or short videos, even better!
Do you love working with technology? We have just the role for you! This member of our video production team will be the one to facilitate our live stream and other video projects through the use of our video mixing board and software such as ProPresenter, OBS, Restream, and YouTube. This person will be responsible to make sure our live streams are running smoothly each day!
As the final step in our video production process, these individuals will work with our recorded video content and create visual masterpieces through the use of video editing software like Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, and iMovie. The goal of this team will be to make each video project look professional, yet fun and exciting for our kids!
Assistant Website Developer
We need someone creative who loves working on the computer to help design our kids’ website and the virtual camp space we’re putting together! This person will work alongside Youth Haven’s Director of Marketing to put together attractive and engaging online spaces for our kids. Past experience with Wix or other web development platforms is a must!
Live Stream Actor
We want people who love the spotlight! Our live stream and video actors will be the on-screen personalities our kids will see each day of their virtual camp experience. These individuals are high-energy, fun personalities that will jump at opportunities to become the characters our kids will want to watch time and time again. In addition to having past experience in drama or acting, a willingness to do something embarrassing every now and then is a must! CAUTION: Food challenges might be part :-)
Are you someone with experience leading others and enjoy helping them to be their best? We are looking for staff to oversee our video production process from start to finish. The Directors will be responsible for maintaining Youth Haven’s standard of excellence for all our video projects, and will ensure that the creative vision for each project results in professional, fun, and exciting videos for our kids!
Cleaning Crew Member
During each week, we will need very special people to help make sure that the campus is kept up, as well as assisting with the reset process from video session to video session. These individuals will be able to work efficiently with the production team to make sure everything is ready to roll for each event. A servant heart is all it takes to be a key part of the team in this way!
Children’s Deliveries Packaging Specialist
In order to have virtual camp supply kits delivered to our kids, we need some awesome people working to assemble them! This team will work to prepare each child’s virtual camp materials and load them into Youth Haven’s vehicles to be hand delivered on Monday and Friday each week.
Do you feel God calling you to be a part of this exciting ministry opportunity?
Our 2020 training and preparation begins Wednesday, May 27, and our summer program will run through the first week of August. We'd love for you to join us!