FAQ

  • 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.

 

Matching scholarships are subject to change. Please contact your school for more details.

Matching scholarships are subject to change. Please contact your school for more details.

  • 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.