Volunteer / Weekend Adventures

Three days to LOVE, SERVE, and CONNECT

IMG_0080_1We welcome groups of 10-15 people, ages 16 and older, from churches, colleges, ministries,
or even families who want to serve together! We provide training to groups ahead of time and our staff are with them all the way, so no special needs experience is required. All you need is a heart to serve these wonderful kids and show them the love of Christ!

We make it easy!

We plan the activities, arrange the meals, and prepare the accommodations, and we also provide devotional materials for your team throughout the weekend. All you have to do is show up to the camp at 5pm on the Friday of your weekend trip! There you will receive your final training, meet your assigned “buddy” who you will be spending the weekend with, and get started on the fun activities of the weekend!

Put simply—we handle the details so you can focus on growing as a team and engaging with the campers!

Why Weekend Adventures?

This trip allows your team to learn to love, serve and connect with children with special needs. It will take you outside of your comfort zone and grow your team in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. Daily devotions and prayer keep the focus on Christ as you spend the day doing fun activities with your “buddies”.

Your service helps provide respite for the families of children with intellectual disabilities who so rarely get to take a break. While you celebrate these special children, you’ll be bringing mercy to these families through the gift of rest – and ultimately, our hope is that through relationships built with these families, we might lead them to receive the eternal rest only Jesus provides.

Volunteering at a Weekend Adventure is an incredible way to make a big impact on these families and the lives of your own team in just one weekend!

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Blue Ridge – Washington, DC area

Valley of the Sun – Phoenix, AZ area

Lake Arrowhead – Southern CA area

White River – Indianapolis, IN area

Hill Country – Austin, TX area

Puget Sound – Seattle, WA area (coming soon!)

Ready to Serve?

Want information on how to join us on a Weekend Adventure (group, individual or family) to serve families in this unique way?

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Questions? Ask Gary, 703.568.9895 or gary.filson@jillshouse.org.