Capernaum Special Needs Ministry - Adult Volunteer/Adult Buddy

Great River Young Life

Adult Volunteers: 6 to 10 hours per week

Young Life Capernaum is a group for students aged 14-21 living with a disability. It’s a place for friendship, acceptance, and belonging. There are parties, outings, service projects, and we offer fall and summer camping experiences. 

Adult Volunteers are committed to:
  • An informal Bible Study on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday with games and snacks at the Great River Young Life House/Office from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
  • Capernaum Club on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at Gateway Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Pray regularly for the kids, leaders, and mission of Capernaum
  • Lead students on camp trips (as assigned, if available)
Adult Buddies are committed to:
  • Working directly alongside one or two students during Capernaum Club and Bible Study
Who We Are
Our Mission: "Introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith."

Great River Young Life serves high school students and recent graduates in these surrounding communities.

Big Lake ~ Otsego ~ Rogers ~ Zimmerman
Elk River ~ Ramsey ~ St. Michael
What We Do
We do outreach and programs for over 100 kids per week. We're supported by three staff members, adult committee members, adult volunteers, and donors.

Volunteers are required to: Perform a Background Check, Attend an Orientation, and Complete an Application.
Sentence to Serve/Community Service volunteers accepted: No
One-time volunteers accepted: Yes
Age Restrictions: 18 & Older with background check
You Can Help!
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