Parents and Community

If you're a parent, or simply an adult who cares about kids in your community, Young Life welcomes your invovlement. Here are a few ​ways you can get involved!

Volunteer Leader

Volunteer leaders are absolutely vital to the mission of Young Life. It is their involvement that allows lives to be changed. Young Life volunteer leaders participate in a full range of activities that help them build these significant relationships with kids. 


Committee Member

Members of a Young Life committee are adults who are committed to providing every kid in their community the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ in terms they can understand. Committee members pray for Young Life, promote the ministry in the community, care for the local staff and volunteer leaders, as well as ensure the financial health of the ministry. 



Financial gifts are essential to Young Life because regional and area staff are responsible for raising 100 percent of their budgets, which mainly include staff salaries, administrative costs, and programming costs. As a donor to Young Life, you can specify how you want your money to be used — program expenses, funding a yearly event such as a banquet, sending a teenager to camp (campership), purchasing a much-needed van, you name it!


​Attending a Fundraising Event
We have annual local fundraisers that we would love to have you attend!  Get together a foursome to play in our spring golf tournament, bring your friends to take part in an exciting auction event, host a table at our banquet or a private event at your home.  Tax-deductable donations of auction and prize items are always welcome.  Attending our fundraisers are also a good way to stay updated on what's happening with Young Life in your community.
Making a Meal
Food is often a connecting point with our young friends.  We serve dinner at every weekly club.  If you would like to prepare dinner for 50, or partner with someone else to help provide a meal, please contact our office.  This is a significant and meaningful part of club, and for many the only time they will sit and share a meal with family.  Meals are also needed for weekly leader meetings, one of the ways we take care of the people who are in the trenches with kids.  Let us know if you'd like to provide a meal for 12-15 leaders on a Monday night while they prepare for the week of clubs ahead.
Prayer has been a foundational discipline within the Young Life ministry since the day Jim Rayburn formed his first club in Gainesville, Texas.  Throughout our history, everything from daily work to major decisions has been preceded with a conscious effort toward prayer and seeking God's will for the mission.  Constant, consistent, and perpetual prayer for our work of introducing teens to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith is one of the most important ways you can support us!


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