National Program Volunteers

Each of our programs, regardless of location, will depend on 15 to 45 volunteers who will join FOCUS staff to give shape and content to the work with students. Members of each program's volunteer leadership team have a variety of roles, up front or behind the scenes, but all will work directly with students, especially as part of small groups for discussion and activities. Please note that all volunteers must have graduated high school and turn 18 years of age within the same year they are leading. For most programs, volunteers must have completed at least their freshman year of college.

For more information about applying, please contact [email protected] or the Program Director for a specific program. Program Directors are listed with the programs they are directing along with contact information.

In accordance with FOCUS’ volunteer policies, volunteers are invited to participate in up to two consecutive summer programs per season and are limited to staying at the Study Center for no more than three consecutive weeks. If you desire to lead on more programs or would like to serve on the property for a longer period of time, please contact [email protected] to discuss the possibility.

Please note that all volunteers must have graduated high school and turn 18 years of age within the same year they are leading. For most program volunteers must have completed at least their freshman year of college. 
Please note that all volunteers must have graduated high school and turn 18 years of age within the same year they are leading. For most program volunteers must have completed at least their freshman year of college. 
Please note that all volunteers must have graduated high school and turn 18 years of age within the same year they are leading. For most program volunteers must have completed at least their freshman year of college. 

Summer Programs 2020

We are regularly assessing this schedule in light of unfolding, public health developments. As individual Summer Program dates approach, our plan is to either confirm or suspend a program at least one month prior to its start date. Registrants will receive these updates as soon as they are available.

We have determined it is necessary to cancel programs during the months of May and June. We plan to open programs beginning July 3 with Pre-College Weekend.

Date

Program Name

Program Director

CANCELLED (May 16-23)College Week Tim Foster
CANCELLED (June 6-14)June WeekRyan Collier
CANCELLED (June 15-21)City Service, NYCBrendon Grech
CANCELLED (June 14-22)Vineyard ServiceDevon Welsh
CANCELLED (June 15-22)Middle School Adventure AGregory Conarroe
CANCELLED (June 24-July 2)CrossroadsJohn Alexander
CANCELLED (July 2-6)Pre-College WeekendPeter Schwanda
CANCELLED (July 6-16)Rocky Mountain ExpeditionJon-Marc Haden
CANCELLED (July 6-21)InternshipRob Lofberg
CANCELLED (July 21-29)July WeekLucy Gurley
CANCELLED (July 25-Aug 1)Mexico Service TripBrandon Farquhar
CANCELLED (July 30-Aug 7)August Week One (Baltimore & South)Toddy Hyman
CANCELLED (Aug 7-15)August Week Two (Philadelphia & North)Alison Raskin
CANCELLED (Aug 8-15)Island CruiseDave Drake
CANCELLED (Aug 16-23)Middle School Adventure BAmanda Perkins