Amnicon Volunteer Corps FAQs
AVC is a wonderful program—but it’s not right for everyone, and not everyone is right for it! Consider the following qualities we’re seeking.
Independent—the staff is small; all staff must be self-motivated and able to work and problem-solve well without direct supervision. It also takes a certain kind of independent spirit to thrive away from the bustle of town!
Hard-working—there is always more work than there are hours to do it in! Some days we will work long and hard, but we always try to make up for it later.
Flexible—The work is constantly changing. An AVC member can expect to do anything from basic housekeeping to welcoming guests to planning events to helping in the office. Work hours aren’t set in stone, and will change according to the camp schedule and tasks on hand. Plans and conditions can change quickly; problem-solving skills are a must!
Personality—Life at Amnicon is simple and rustic—for example, staff cabins don’t have running water, and it is a 30 minute drive to town. Some people thrive in the relative simplicity and isolation of the North-woods; others get lonely or bored. Some things the Amnicon community does for fun: read and discuss books together; cook and eat good food; hike, paddle, and ski Amnicon’s 800 acres; make crafts; play music; play games; enjoy quiet time. What will you add?