Q: WHAT IS YOUTH RUSH?
A: Youth Rush is a summer canvassing program! We go door-to-door distributing Christian literature on a donation basis.
Q: HOW LONG IS YOUTH RUSH?
A: 10 weeks. It usually begins in early June and ends in mid-August.
Q: IF I LIVE NEARBY, CAN I GO HOME?
A: All students must stay at the church with their assigned program for the entire duration of the program. Students may return home for a “home leave” weekend in the middle of the summer (between weeks 5 and 6).
Q: WHAT IS THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE?
A: We work Sunday–Thursday with Friday and Saturday off.
Q: HOW WILL I BE PAID?
A: Students earn a 35% commission, plus a 15% retroactive commission bonus after completing all 10 weeks of the program. Checks will arrive at their designated locations 2-4 weeks after the completion of the summer.
Q: HOW DO I GET A MATCHING SCHOLARSHIP?
A: Scholarships are matched by the educational institution you are attending. Contact your school for more details.
Q: I ATTEND A NON-SDA SCHOOL. CAN I STILL RECEIVE A SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP?
A: Yes, you will still receive your full earnings even if you decide to attend a non-SDA school. However, certain SDA schools provide a matching scholarship in addition to your canvassing earnings.
Q: WHAT ABOUT POCKET MONEY?
A: Students can elect to receive a “pay advance” on Fridays. Pay advances are subtracted from the student’s final earnings and are discouraged unless necessary.
Q:WHO ORGANIZES YOUTH RUSH?
A: Youth Rush is a collaborative effort between the Pacific Union, SOULS West Bible College and the local conferences.
Q: MAY I REQUEST TO BE IN A CERTAIN PROGRAM/BE WITH MY FRIENDS?
A: Yes, students may request a to be in a certain location. However, because of the complexities of program balancing (gender, age, experience, territory, etc.), we cannot guarantee that each request will be granted. (Hint: Early applicants get their requests more often!)
Q: WHAT DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED TO BRING TO THE PROGRAM IN ORDER TO VERIFY MY ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES?
A: The I-9, Employment Eligibility Authorization form explains the documents that are required.