Very enjoyable summer and rewarding
Site Director (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – 27 August 2018
YouthWorks is a difficult but rewarding organization to work for. My days as a Site Director were filled with paperwork and meetings with community partners, housing partners, team members, and adult leaders. With all of this in mind, I also had fun with students, volunteered with many amazing service partners, and learned what it is like to serve respectfully and love authentically. The hardest part is living with strangers that will end up as friends or family but it gets some warming up. I have heard some teams do not click well and that happens, do not let that discourage you. It is a tough job, when you wake up to when you fall asleep you have to be "on" you go through many teachable moments and learn a lot about yourself for sure. If you do not have an amazing work ethic this job could be difficult. Early mornings and late nights is common but so worth it in the end. Although there is so much work, you also get to play and enjoy yourself more than you realize. If you look at every opportunity as a way to offer ministry, fun does present itself. I recommend you do a summer and improve yourself in ways never imaginable.
The ability to find amazing contacts for future careers, autonomy in work, fun in many opportunities, food, develop leadership
always "on", not many blocks of time for rest