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2013 Young Adult Volunteers
Published: 9/4/2012 2:09:35 PM


Volunteers continue to provide support for the Gathering as they serve in a variety of ways.  We give thanks for all those who have faithfully served past Gatherings and anticipcate those who will serve in the future.
Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs)
The YAV application is open and can be accessed here:
Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs), also known as the "Orange Nation" by the color of their Gathering shirts, are enthusiastic examples of Christian faith to Gathering participants.
YAVs serve with interactive learning centers, workshop speakers, servant events, mass events, hotel life and other components of Gathering program. They also work alongside Community Life Builders in many capacities.
While serving, YAVs meet and connect with over 400 other Lutheran young adults and form new relationships.
  1. YAVs are 19-25 years old on July 1, 2013.
  2. YAVs must apply & be accepted to the volunteer pool.
  3. If over 21, YAVs must complete a free background check.
YAVs are financially responsible for their Gathering registration ($295), travel expenses and food costs. The registration fee covers their housing, selected meals during training and other materials.
Stay connected by joining the "Orange Nation" Facebook group.
Tentative Timeline
July 15, 2012          YAV application opened
December 31, 2012  YAV application CLOSES
Winter 2013            YAV acceptance process
Spring 2013            The Young Adult Volunteer Corps team assists YAVs to complete
                                   travel arrangements and service assignments.
June 29, 2013         YAV training begins
July 1 – 5, 2013      National LCMS Youth Gathering
July 5, 2013            YAV service concludes