We need your help to continue to provide campers with faith and friendships to last a lifetime. Whether you're interested in becoming a member of our summer staff, summer clergy, or medical staff, we are glad to have you!
Members of the Ionian Village Summer Staff are responsible for carrying out the mission of Ionian Village: To enrich the lives of its participants with a living, vibrant experience of Greek Orthodox Christianity and a rich, textured immersion into their Greek heritage, culture and language. Our Staff is one of the most crucial elements of the success of the program. If you think you have what it takes and you want to have the best summer of your life, apply to be a part of something special!
It's essential to recognize that working as a Staff Member at Ionian Village is not a vacation. It entails a dedicated commitment, where you will be expected to work around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the camp sessions. While it demands much, it is also an immensely rewarding experience.
As a staff member, Ionian Village covers your round-trip airfare between JFK and ATH at the start and end of your summer commitment. Any deviations from this itinerary must be approved in advance by the Director and are at your own expense. Additionally, your acceptance as a staff member includes all meals and accommodation while you are actively engaged during the camp sessions. However, travel to New York is at your expense, and any personal shopping during camp sessions is also your responsibility. You are accountable for your travel, lodging, and meals during the three-day break between sessions.
Applicants must be Greek Orthodox and at least 21 years old by June 17, 2023. Staff commitment is June 17 - August 16, 2023.
When applying to be part of our Staff, we encourage you to keep the following considerations in mind:
Are ready to devote yourself fully, not only to the mission of Ionian Village but also to our campers and our faith
Enjoy working with youth and encouraging them to grow in our faith as a positive influence in their lives
Are able to dedicate your summer to Ionian Village
Are excited about traveling around Greece with teenagers, learning with them, and acting as a spiritual and physical guide
Are a dependable individual and exhibit good character
Take an active role in our faith
Work well with others in a close environment, knowing when to be a leader and when to be a follower
Are ready to give 150% of your energy at all times
Are willing to take on the intense and demanding physical commitment that is expected of our staff
Can love those around you unconditionally
2024 Staff Applications Open on December 17, 2023
We look forward to welcoming dedicated individuals like you to our Ionian Village family.