Adult Leaders play an important and valuable role on YouthWorks trips. Choose leaders that are ready to minister to the teenagers in your group because they truly will be coming alongside students and sharing in this unique experience in love, in service and in continued growth toward Jesus. Once you register for a trip you will find a number of helpful resources you can use to get your Adult Leaders ready for the trip. We encourage you to involve them in the preparation and planning. It’s always a good idea to make sure your whole team of Adult Leaders is on the same page about expectations for the trip and their role during the week.
Age & Ratio
Adult Leaders need to be at least 20 years old. If you have a leader that is younger than 20 years old but works very closely with your program please call us to discuss options.
We require there to be a specific ratio of 1 Adult Leader for every 7 students on a High School trip and 1 Adult Leader for every 5 students on a Middle School trip. If you bring students of both genders, you must have at least one accompanying Adult Leader of each gender as well.
If you have more questions regarding Adult Leaders please visit the FAQs page.
To promote a safe environment for YouthWorks participants and for the communities that we serve, we require that a federal and national (“multi-state”) background check and sex offender registry check be completed on all participants 18 and over, including Adult Leaders and youth attending the mission trip. Knowing that all adults are getting background checks will give peace of mind to community groups and other groups that will be part of the trip. It will also fulfill requirements from ministry partners that want background checks completed on adults who will be volunteering at their organizations.