Join Our Village Staff Team!

Check back in January for 2016 summer job options.  We will begin accepting summer applications at that time.   

GYV’s diverse team represents a wide range of professionals as well as those seeking more youth work experience.  All share a passion for youth development, community involvement and a keen interest in learning different perspectives, working together to create a powerful learning environment for youth and staff.

Working at GYV is inspiring, challenging, and life changing. Staff are key to creating a cohesive atmosphere focused on cooperation, generosity and respect. Morning workshops emphasize skill building, gaining better understanding of one’s values, and communication. Afternoon and evening activities are lively and fun. Each cabin serves as a second home, where youth bond through personal sharing and informal discussions in a relaxed atmosphere. These varied experiences deepen the participants’ understanding of one another, heightens their sense of themselves as leaders, and fosters enduring global friendships.

group of 6GYV hires those who

  • have a broad range of youth work experience, and are able to excel in a residential work setting;
  • demonstrate cross-cultural understanding with knowledge of world issues;
  • have proven, well developed communication and dialogue skills;
  • are willing to give 100% of their attention and energy to their work at GYV;
  • have a desire to work in a rural summer  camp (even with Virginia’s humidity & bugs!), with the imagination and aptitude to use nature as a teaching tool and opportunity to try new experiences;
  • have a strong commitment to safety;
  • enjoy the prospect of having limited smart phone usage or getting a cell good signal. (You will be able to check email daily!);
  • are creative, flexible, reliable and like to have fun!  (Be ready to discover hidden talents!)
GYV Guidelines for Staff & Participants
Salary & Benefits