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"As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone." Mark 16:15
Join us and make a difference in a young person's life.
Epiphany volunteers do not seek praise or acclaim for their actions, we wish "to let [our] light shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify [our] father in heaven" Matthew 5:16.
Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone be the Glory). Volunteer and you will discover that just as the juveniles we work with are blessed and transformed, so will you be blessed and transformed by the experience of working with these young people.
Requirements vary somewhat due to differences in state regulations concerning programs which operate in juvenile facilities, but general requirements that apply to most states include the following:
Volunteers must have completed an Epiphany Volunteer application and be members in good standing at the Christian church they attend.
Volunteers must obtain volunteer status from the Juvenile Justice Volunteer Services Office, this in most states requires:
Being at least 18 years old
Separate application to the Department of Juvenile Justice Volunteer Services Office
Department of Social Services clearance
State Law Enforcement Division clearance
Volunteers in some states are recommended to have attended a recognized three-day weekend, Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, Via de Cristo, Tres Dias, etc. In some other states this is required. The weekend attended can either be adult or a youth weekend e.g. Happening or Chyrsalis.
Volunteers on a weekend must commit to attend the entire weekend.
Volunteers must attend the team training meetings. In some states volunteers are required to attend additional new volunteer training as well. It is especially important for new volunteers to attend team training meetings to understand the program and help in team building.
Team selection is done by the Lay Director with the support and consent of the State Board. All team assignments are made by the Lay Director of the weekend.
New volunteers have an excellent chance of being selected because a goal for weekends is that at least one-third of the team should be new to Epiphany.
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