From leading small groups to volunteering your time and talents to assist in planning a conference, there are many ways to get involved with Montreat youth and young adult programs.
Backhome leaders are people who bring groups to Montreat Youth or Middle School Conferences. It’s a great way to get involved in the lives of young people. You will travel with them to the conferences and walk with them through the Montreat experiences.
Backhome leaders often help plan the trip, and serve as the chaperone and support while the group is on-site. This is a really rewarding experience, but its not for the faint of heart.
Please visit the Middle School Conference Back Home Leader Info page or the Montreat Youth Conference Back Home Leader Info page for resources and necessary information to help your youth conference experience be a success.
If you are 21 or older and can contribute some part of your summer, keep reading! Small Group Leaders provide critical guidance for the heart of the Youth Conference, the Small Group (approx. 15 people). Small Group Leaders (SGLs) receive FREE room, board, and travel, but they also expend lots of time and energy. The required training is the Sunday morning before the conference. If you are a back home leader the same week that you are selected to be an SGL, be sure you have plenty of other adults to chaperone your group!
Better yet, come some other week of the summer so you can devote your full energy to the conference! If you are interested in applying to be a small group leader for the Youth Conferences, call 828.419.9833. Applications will be available after the first of the year. All Small Group Leaders must be members of congregations that are members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (for a listing of member churches, go to www.wcrc.ch).
Applications open the first of the year.
Short Term Volunteers
Throughout the year, more than 300 amazing volunteers generously give of their time and special skills across all areas of Montreat Conference Center’s ministry. Judging by their smiles, enthusiasm, and their return every year, being a Montreat Volunteer is a fun way to spend your free time while you’re here! Learn more.
Revenues from programs, hospitality, and retail only cover 85% of our annual operating budget. Therefore, the conference center depends on the generous support of community members, churches, businesses, and visitors to fund our many ministries. Learn how you can support Montreat with a financial gift here.