We specialize in training and coordinating Young-America Heroes who:
- Volunteer their time to serve the vacationing public and to assist government agencies managing park lands.
- Raise appreciation for the wonders of nature while building positive memories for families on vacation.
- Provide wholesome volunteers for young people looking at role-models.
- Expand Christian culture.
More than 300 college aged men and women have served in the internship experience in the past 30 years.
80% of these are currently in work-related Christian influenc.
Virtually 100% of them have reported that the life-long skills they acquired in the internship program have been among the most practical training of their lives.
Secondary skill training and accountability includes: Task Excellence, Safety Planning, Large Group Organization—skills that make their profession and their influence credible.
Basic—No charge for training. RU provides housing and a monetary allowance for food and personal expenses.
Educational—In addition, at the close of the season, on a pro rata basis, award funds are sent to intern’s account at the school of their choice. These scholarships are limited in number and usually awarded to students demonstrating financial need.
Leadership—Additional sums may be added to the above mentioned amounts for students returning to serve another year with RU or who carry leadership responsibilities.
Missions and personal development
Missions experience—learn and practice the following:
Cross-cultural friendship building
Encouraging family value
Sharing the burden of government responsibility
Maturing excellence in social-interaction and influence
Sharing your personal testimony —when asked
Modeling applied Christian values
- Create “community” among strangers
Personal growth for you:
Practice skills of cross-cultural missions
Develop organizing and leadership skills
Apply teaching skills and lesson-plan practice
Increase comfort in “up-front” role
Journaling of answered prayer
Develop integration of professional vocation with ministry
Earn civil-service credit
Be refreshed in pristine natural surroundings
Return to school energized
- Make new friends
Excellence in skill building is offered especially for:
- Social Service Work
- Outdoor Educators
- Recreation Managers
- Marketing Careers
- Communication Professions
- Medical Careers
- Counseling Careers
- Law Enforcement
- Overseas Missions
- Personnel Managers
- Sports Coaches
- Development Directors
RU has many more requests from parks than it can currently fill. So you are needed now more than ever!
We are currently placing interns in:
PRIEST LAKE STATE PARK - IDAHO
LIONHEAD STATE PARK - IDAHO
INDIAN CREEK STATE PARK - IDAHO
HEYBURN STATE PARK - IDAHO
- WALLOWA LAKE STATE PARK - OREGON
More About RU
Legal Name: Re-Creation Unlimited, Inc.
Definition: A volunteer organization founded in 1982 to train and place active Christians into public service and contact through government recreation agencies. The RU person demonstrates applied Christianity to everyone in the park-community without discrimination toward race, gender, religion, age, or nationality; and to the development of their personal best.
Function: RU trains interns in how to work with the public in a leadership capacity. They plan, coordinate, and conduct recreation/interpretation events. They will assist in conducting public worship events for children and adults. Highlighted activities include: learning-games; sports contests; nature experiences; hiking; outdoor skills; contests; swimming; family-friendly activities; nature crafts; local history interpretation; and safety procedures. (Corporate sponsors often provide prizes!)