NASHVILLE, Tenn. May 21, 2019 /Discipleship Ministries/ – Volunteers are needed to help create an atmosphere of hospitality when 2,500 youth and their leaders descend on the Kansas City Convention Center in July for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth.

Youth from over 250 churches will be attending the four days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities and life-changing fun July 10-14.

“Volunteering is simple, and we have roles for any adult age and giftedness,” said Chris Wilterdink, director of Young People’s Ministries at Discipleship Ministries.

While some volunteer roles will be in direct contact with youth at the event, many will involve set up, clean up, organization and support for adult leaders.

“Volunteers could be welcoming groups at the Kansas City airport, aiding the build-out of worship or exhibit areas, stuffing bags, making sure adult speakers have supplies, hanging out near our exhibit hall or onsite service projects, or even be working back stage in our big room worship area,” Wilterdink said.

YOUTH 2019 volunteers are needed July 9-13, and there will be no registration costs. Shifts will be as short as four hours or as long as a full day. Parking expenses will be covered, and meals will be provided.

Volunteers need to register and complete an online background check and simple Safe Sanctuaries guidelines review, powered by Safe Gatherings.

For more information and to volunteer, go to https://youth2019.com/volunteering.
For answers to questions, email Patrice Rullo at prullo@UMCdiscipleship.org or Taressa Thompson at taressalthompson@gmail.com.

The mission of Discipleship Ministries is to support annual conference and local church leaders for their task of equipping world-changing disciples. An agency of The United Methodist Church, Discipleship Ministries is located at 1908 Grand Ave. in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.UMCdiscipleship.org, the Press Center at www.UMCdiscipleship.org/about/press-center or call the Communications Office at (877) 899-2780, Ext. 1726.