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.
GYV’s Honor Code outlines the each person’s responsibilities as Village community members. Yet the Honor Code goes beyond what one might find in a typical camp, addressing issues of how we view and treat one another, in addition to articulating who we aspire to be. (GYV’s Honor Code was written jointly by past participants and staff.) Each participant and staff is expected to:
Details about other key personnel policies will be provided to those selected for interviews.
Staff also receive a modest salary, ranging between $225 – $425 / week (before taxes). Salary is discussed during the interview process, and varies depending on the position and level of experience.
Staff are responsible for transportation costs to and from Bedford. (For those taking public transport, Legacy is happy to pick-up staff from near-by airports (ROA or LYH), bus and train stations (in Roanoke or Lynchburg, Virginia.)