Volunteer

Welcome to The Rehearsal Sukkot volunteer information page and thank you for your willingness to serve! Many hands make light work and we are asking for your help in making our Rehearsal experience a blessed and joyful one.

Click Here:  VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM. Fill out for each person volunteering.

Below are the services we need done to run a clean, smooth and peaceful Sukkot. You are encouraged to sign up for what you are interested in doing as well as seek ways your family can serve together. Children are welcome to volunteer with their parents and young adults are strongly encouraged to explore leadership through service. Our Master Yeshua demonstrated his leadership through service when he washed the disciples' feet.


Setting up prior to Sukkot
We need people who will be able to help set up and decorate the campus on Wednesday October 4 starting in the morning. We hope to build sukkahs, hang banners, set up the sound system, set up chairs and tables and decorate.  In the afternoon we can use help setting up a large tent. The work will be both outside and inside. You can request your preference. Leaders are in place to instruct you on what to do.


Take down after Sukkot
We need people who will be available on Thursday evening (October 12 after sundown) and possibly Friday morning (October 13) to take down and clean up the campus before we leave. Leaders are in place to instruct you on what to do.


First Aid Givers
Asking all doctors, nurses, EMTs, firemen and other trained health care specialists who are willing to “be on call” for emergencies in the camp, to identify yourself to the board.


Evening Community Meals

We would like every family who plans to participate in the evening community meal to volunteer for at least one night of service blessing the others in the camp with food and fellowship. Duties will be to help set up, organize the kitchen and preparation of the meal, decorating the eating area (if desired) and clean up of the kitchen. You will work with others to facilitate the preparation of the meal. You will not be providing all the food, just organizing the meal. You will also have help from The Board, Shannon Campau and Twin Lake’s Chef Anthony with organization and preparation beforehand.

  Leaders: Plan and organize the meal with the other families who have volunteered for the same night. Prepare food in the kitchen. Set out and organize the food being brought to the pot bless on the serving tables. Oversee leftover food storage, wash dishes and tidy kitchen.
  Helpers: Arrive on time to help the leaders with setting up and cleaning up the meal.

Please choose which night or nights you would like to help serve in the kitchen and in which capacity you would like to function.

Suggested theme for each night

Wednesday, October 4 :Opening the Sabbath Welcome Snack - Dining Hall
Thursday, October 5: Close the Sabbath - Chili Cookoff night
Friday, October 6: Opening the Sabbath - Israeli Night
Sabbath, October 7: Close the Sabbath - Asian Night
Sunday, October 8: Hot Potato Bar
Monday, October 9: Italian Night
Tuesday, October 10: Taco Tuesday
Wednesday, October 11: Open the Sabbath - Crockpot Creations
Thursday, October 12: Close the Sabbath / Feast - Leftover night
At this point in time the Outdoor Kitchen will only be open for use for the evening meal. If a person(s) is willing to organize other meals and facilitate a breakfast or lunch meal, from start to clean-up, please contact The Rehearsal. That option will be explored once we have enough volunteers to cover all the Evening Community Meals.


Gym maintenance crew
Need a crew to sweep the dance floor after worship sessions, clean up lulaveem messes, pick up garbage, put left behind items on the information table, and general tidying of chairs and room.
    Leader: Responsible for overall organization of helpers, make sure room is tidy and ready on a daily basis. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Do the assigned tasks on the specified day(s) you volunteered for.

Fireside maintenance crew
Need a crew to sweep the floor after breakout sessions, pick up garbage, put left behind items on the information table, and general tidying of chairs and room.
    Leader: Responsible for overall organization of helpers, make sure room is tidy and ready on a daily basis. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Do the assigned tasks on the specified day(s) you volunteered for.

Northwood maintenance crew
Need a crew to sweep the floor after breakout sessions, pick up garbage, put left behind items on the information table, and general tidying of chairs and room.
    Leader: Responsible for overall organization of helpers, make sure room is tidy and ready on a daily basis. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Do the assigned tasks on the specified day(s) you volunteered for.

Lulaveem Handlers
Need a crew of people to help hand out lulaveems everyday during the worship session. Each lulaveem will need to be quickly dried with a towel and handed out to people coming to get them. After the liturgy and dance, you will help return them to the bucket of water. Making sure the lulaveems are in the water, changing the water in the buckets and topping it off will also be part of the responsibilities.
    Leader: Responsible for overall organization of helpers, make sure the lulaveems are watered and tidy and ready on a daily basis. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Do the assigned tasks on the specified day(s) you volunteered for.


Training Session Speaker
We have several training sessions that are available. If you would like to give a message at The Rehearsal, first please read our question and answer page detailing what topics we do not want promoted. If you feel your topic would be a blessing to others and abide by our code of conduct, please indicate your interest in the volunteer section on the registration form. You will also need to read the speaker information page and fill out a speaker form located here.


Deuteronomy Reading
There will be a daily Deuteronomy reading in the morning. The passages will be assigned for each day. You and a partner will be asked to lead the reading “round robin” style for the entire passage and then open up the floor for comments and questions.
    Leader: Organize each day with the assigned readings and the two helpers who will be leading the reading that day. As the leader you will be responsible for attending every meeting in case the helper leading that day is late or forgets. You may lead a reading(s) as well. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Direct the reading the morning you are assigned with a partner. Be 5 minutes early and ready to greet people as they arrive. You will also be responsible for mediating the comments and discussion.


Liturgy Reader
There will be opportunities to lead the congregation in the liturgy readings which include Hebrew prayers, blessings, and songs.  If you would like to be a part of the liturgy team please sign up and you will be contacted with further details.


Children's Activities
We are looking for leaders / administrators to run various children's activities. If you have an idea for a children's activity you would like to run, please contact The Rehearsal and let us know the details. Upon approval we will add your activity to the schedule.

The target ages will be from 5 to 12 years old. You can volunteer for one or more activities lasting around an hour each.

Possible activities may include crafts, dance, treasure hunt etc.
    Leader: Organize an activity for children ages 5 through 12.
    Helper: Help with a planned children's activity.


Young Childcare Corner
We desire to provide a private space for nursing mothers and mothers of very small children. We need a person to oversee this area. Set up, contributions, and daily upkeep are needed.


Marketplace
We will have a small space for a Marketplace opportunity which will be open on a limited basis.
    Leader: Work with the Sukkot coordinator to organize the Marketplace before the feast. While at the feast you will need to be available in the marketplace while it is open to answer questions, direct traffic, help with issues and provide security. Opening and closing the marketplace will also be your responsibility. You will be given the names and contacts of those who volunteer to help in this duty.
    Helper: Help with security, be a gofer, and assist vendors and the marketplace leader.
    Vendor: If you desire to sell or give away items in the Marketplace, please check the appropriate box. Read the Q & A page for doctrinal issues we do not want to engage at The Rehearsal and respect the Board's wishes in regards to literature you may want to sell or pass out. The amount of table space allotted will be determined by the number of interested vendors.


Fun Show
On Tuesday evening there will be a Fun Show. This is a place for people to share gifts, talents, songs, dances, skits and musical performances. We desire this to be a clean, uplifting, family friendly event. Those who wish to participate can sign up on a sign up sheet at the information table. You will be asked to explain the content of your offering as well as your sound and space needs.
    Helpers: Help the Leaders and be stage crew the evening of the show.
    Participant: Bring an offering to share with the group.


Campfire connections
Host a campfire in the evening after the evening activities. We are desiring to encourage people to congregate at campfires for a time of fellowship. You can have a theme or organized activities to make your campsite inviting, such as readings, poems, music, and / or games. Other suggestions are to have snacks and beverages available but are not required. You may sign up for one evening or multiple evenings and more than one organized campfire can happen on the same evening if we have many volunteers. Campfire locations and wood will be available.
    Leader: Organize and provide the campfire.
    Helper: Help the leader with their theme, chairs, supplies and or food.


Sukkah Stroll
There will be two opportunities to share your sukkah with others, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. This can be a tent, RV, one you brought and built, miniature, or your temporary dwelling for the week. You may sign up for one or both days. You may want to provide snacks but it is not required.


Tech Assistant / Apprentice
Anyone interested in learning and helping with technical assistance as needed including help with message recording, projector setup, and lyric support.


Photography
We would love to have people take pictures and provide them to The Rehearsal to be made available for others to view. You will need to be able to download pictures onto a laptop while at the feast. You may provide whatever pictures you would like.


Other
If you have a talent or skill that is not listed above that you believe would bless others, please check other and then describe what you would like to share in the comment box.