CARE TEAM DESCRIPTION
The PYT will cover the bulk of your event-related expenses (food, travel, lodging). We ask all volunteer leaders to contribute $100 toward their expenses. Paying for registration and travel for the event will be a challenge for many of our youth participants, their families, and congregations. Your contribution of $100 will signal your personal commitment to the event as you support our efforts to help reduce costs for all participants.
- To provide emotional and physical support for registered participants at all scheduled Triennium events (such as recreation, worship, free time, and others).
- To serve as liaisons between the housing staff and Community Life team during scheduled events, offering assistance to participants in times of medical, spiritual, or logistical need.
- To be a hopeful, visible presence to whom participants may turn for support or care.
- To be able physically to walk—a lot! Care Team members may travel from 8-10 miles per day over the large Purdue University campus. You will get your steps in! Drink water!
- Participate in pre-Triennium orientation meeting alongside other Community Life volunteers: RHCs, Care Team, and Conference Pastors.
- To identify and direct ill or injured participants to EMTs, housing staff, adult advisors and/or hospitals.
- To be present at all “large events” looking for young people in need of physical, medical, or emotional care.
- To meet daily with Care Team coordinators to go over each day’s schedule, review events, and maintain critical incident logs.
- Assist Residence Hall staff with welcoming and greeting participants on opening day.
- Work closely with the onsite EMTs.
AMONG OTHER THINGS,
A CARE TEAM MEMBER IS…
- Always a positive, hopeful presence;
- Flexible and able to respond to changing circumstances;
- Able to offer a calm and nurturing presence when others are anxious;
- Respectful of young people, their growing maturity and needs for dignity;
- One who holds a healthy perspective and is able to distinguish “annoyances” from “problems;”
- Able to tend her/his needs for rest, prayer, nutrition, and quiet, while remaining available to respond to emergent needs and working into some late nights.