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2018 Junior Gathering Staff Information

This information is about the 2018 Gathering. Check back in mid-winter 2019 for information specific to the 2019 Gathering at Grinnell College.

2018 Thank you note from Laura & Galen; Goodbye Message from Patsy

Junior Gathering is made possible through the gifts and dedicated work of nearly 100 loving adults. Each group of children has an experienced Coordinator that takes the lead on planning the week for that group. The Coordinator is joined by support staff to work with the children during the morning (8:45 - 12:30) or evening (6:30 - 9:15) sessions.

I’d like to work with Junior Gathering. What do I do?

Step ONE read our staff expectations

Step TWO read our job descriptions

Step THREE complete a Junior Gathering Staff Application. All positions are filled for 2018.  Please complete this application only if you have been requested to do so by the Junior Gathering Coordinator or Co-clerks.

Step FOUR complete Online Child Safety Training

Note: New applicants and those who haven't served with Junior Gathering since 2015 are required to provide references.  See "Requirements" on the job descriptions above for details.

New this year: Arrival for training on Sunday at 11:00 am (12 noon for lunch if Online Child Safety Training is completed by June 30, 2018)

Email Patsy Arnold Martin ([email protected]) if you have questions about your reference status.


Workgrants are available for Junior Gathering Staff positions according to need. Up to a 50% Basic Fee* workgrant may be awarded for morning support staff and up to a 40% may be awarded for evening support staff. Please be sure to indicate the amount of your financial need on your Gathering Registration. Taking less than the maximum enables more Friends to come to Gathering by freeing up some funding.

*Basic Fee: Program fee and room and board in a double room with three meals.

Other volunteers serve in the afternoon at the Family Place or by helping with multigenerational activities.  

Many Friends have found that serving Junior Gathering in one of these capacities is an enriching personal growth experience.


More Junior Gathering Info

Summer 2018 Junior Gathering Times - Newsletter for families with children and Junior Gathering Staff

Staff Letter 2018 - Welcome to JG Staff! NEW!!

2018 To Do List

Summer 2017 Junior Gathering Times  

Winter 2017 Junior Gathering Times 


Summer 2015 Junior Gathering Times,  -  Newsletter for families with children and Junior Gathering Staff

Updated 6-21-2018