We have a simple formula that we have seen work over and over and over again. Here it is:
A caring, Jesus-loving adult + a high school student =
good stuff! the best stuff!
Jesus shows up when a caring adult gets involved in the life of a High School student.
Will you consider being one of those caring adults? Our team would love to have you join us! We have two primary roles: Event Volunteer and Core Volunteer.
I love these girls. It was so hard at first….like they were looking for reasons not to trust me. But, I kept showing up, being willing to listen, and making contact each week. They were so surprised the first time showed up at their concert. I was surprised the first time I got a text at 11:30pm asking to talk. I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to hear them share in their own words with Middle Schoolers what I was sharing with them just two years ago. I think the part that has been the most life-giving for me is watching them learn to care for each other and others.
~ Girls Group Leader
I’m a little bit afraid of teenagers and I also care for their well-being. It is good for High School students to build community and get connected to adults and role models who love Jesus, and Storm facilitates those relationships. So I have enjoyed working behind the scenes at Storm; cooking pizza or making ice cream Sundays, driving during the Scavenger Hunts, helping out with check-in at the retreat, events that might need an extra hand, and being a more quieter presence.
~ Behind the Scenes Volunteer
My role is to teach the things that I am excited to learn about with them. I am surprised how much I enjoy being with them each week. I have even been invited to attend their big game!
~ Sunday Morning Teacher
I love these guys. It felt like they didn’t even notice I was in the room. But, I kept showing up, listening, and making contact each week. I knew I was connected when we all started laughing about that one inside joke. I have loved being able to bring them to play soccer with my friends each week. They loved coaching me in playing video games with friends online. I couldn’t believe it when, 18 months in, we finally had real conversations about navigating High School and being a Christian. I never thought these guys would ask those types of questions.
~ Boys Group Leader
I love being able to join the High School students once or twice a year for big trips. I’ve been so surprised how much I enjoy finding them on a Sunday morning to hear how life is going.
~ Occasional Volunteer
to play dodgeball with students.
to play video games with students.
to play music with students.
to play board games with students.
to play ultimate Frisbee with students.