October 1, 2021

Want to be an adult volunteer at NCYC? Here’s what you need to know

Criterion staff report

About 800 adult volunteers are needed to help make the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis on Nov. 18-20 a faith-defining experience for the 11,000 youths from around the country who are registered to attend.

“Volunteer activities range from directing buses and youth outside, to working with crafts,” says Glen Barker, one of the volunteer recruiters and managers for the event, which will be held at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. “There is really something for everyone.”

Volunteers can sign up at ncyc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer.

If anyone has questions about volunteering at NCYC, send a message to volunteers@nfcym.org.

 To make the event as safe as possible amid the challenge of COVID-19, the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry has issued the following guidelines for NCYC, including for volunteers:

“All participants, including volunteers, will be required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth at all times when in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas.”

The guidelines also extend to the kind of masks that will be considered acceptable.

“Masks should be of two or more layers of breathable fabric fitting securely under the chin, fit snuggly against the face without gaps, and have a nose wire to prevent air from leaking from the top of the mask. Face shields alone, masks with exhalation valves, single-layer bandanas, bandanas that open below the chin, single-layer gaiters, scarves and costume masks are unacceptable.

“Additionally, all volunteers must be safe environment compliant including both safe environment training/background check, and EITHER proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before reporting for their first volunteer shift.” †


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