Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 (ESV)

Volunteers play an irreplaceable role at the Gathering. We give thanks for the time, passion and expertise these wonderful servant leaders provide. Are you interested in serving at the 2016 Gathering? Listed below are the main ways you could volunteer or send us an email at youth.ministry@lcms.org.

Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs)

Not only is the Gathering the largest gathering of LCMS high school youth, it is also the largest gathering of young adults between the ages of 19-25. Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) can be identified by their orange shirts and extreme enthusiasm at the Gathering. These 19 – 25 year olds, also known as “€œOrange Nation”€, play a huge role in making the Gathering a successful and memorable experience. They serve as role models and servant leaders while working in specific areas of the Gathering in the Convention Center, Stadium, hotels and off-site servant events.

The application process for the 2019 Gathering opens Summer 2018.

Connect with Orange Nation by emailing nationorange@gmail.com and joining the Orange Nation Facebook group.

Note: A 25-year-old at the time of the Gathering has a choice to be either a YAV or CLB.

Community Life Builders (CLBs)

Community Life Builders (CLBs) are a key group of volunteers who are trained and resourced to serve Gathering participants and help the event run smoothly. Known as the €”Yellow Shirts”€ because of the yellow shirts they wear, CLBs work in the Gathering hotels, Convention Center, and Superdome during the event.

The CLB application process for the 2019 Gathering begins in Fall 2017.