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Applications accepted for EYE20 Pastoral Care Team

September 24, 2019
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Applications are now being accepted for the pastoral care team members for the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20).

Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout The Episcopal Church, EYE20 will be held on July 7-11, 2020 in Washington, D. C.

The pastoral care team is open to young adults or adults (at least 19 years of age or older) who are willing to volunteer to support the ministry and work of EYE20.  Pastoral care team positions include dorm crew, event team, and medical care team.

Dorm crew members work closely with the pastoral care team leader to serve as residential staff in the dorms to support the adult leaders responsible for youth delegations from dioceses attending

Event team members serve as support staff for EYE, helping where needed. Individuals serving on this team need to be flexible, efficient, and organized.

EYE20 medical care team members support the EYE medical team throughout the event by helping in the clinic, staffing various activity areas, and responding to situations should the need arises. This is shift work, undertaken with the supervision of the medical care team leaders.

To serve as a member of the pastoral care team, applicants must be willing to submit to a criminal sexual background check; provide evidence of completing Safeguarding God’s Children Training or other comparable training (subject to review); be current on vaccinations; demonstrate experience in successful and appropriate supervision of teens in overnight situations; and be available to travel to Washington, D.C. on July 6 and depart no sooner than noon on July 11.

Applications and further information are available here.

Volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the event. While volunteers do not have to pay for full event registration for the event, they are requested to contribute $120 to cover the cost of meals; lodging will be provided.

For more information contact the Rev. Shannon Kelly, pastoral care team coordinator and officer for young adult and campus ministries for The Episcopal Church at

Deadline for applying is October 20, 2019.

EYE is held every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079. The 2020 event marks the fourteenth EYE and remains a popular and well-attended event. EYE20 is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 academic year and their adult leaders.  Registration information will be available later this year.