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Year-Round Volunteers

Throughout the year there are many opportunities to volunteer at Deer Run including such areas as serving meals, construction and helping with events. The dates and times for these opportunities are updated on a regular basis. Click on the SignUp link for more details. If you have questions, email or call/text Josh Barrera’s cell (615) 484-5370 or call his office (615) 794-2730.

SIGN UP for Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
1) Click the “Sign Up” button below. This will take you to Deer Run’s page to review the opportunities available. Click “View” and then click “Sign Up!” on the date and time you want to volunteer. Note: you do NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
2) Then click the “Save” button.
3) You will receive a reminder at least 2 days before you are scheduled to serve.

Click below to view the dress code for Volunteer Servers at The Creekside and The Lodge Dining Facilities.

Annual Volunteer Spring Clean-up Day

First Saturday in March Each Year

Serve a half day (morning or afternoon) or a full day! Lunch provided for everyone! Ages 12 & up ONLY. Youth ages 12 to 18 must be supervised by an adult volunteer (1 adult for every 6 youth).

Property Spring Clean-up: picking up & chipping fallen branches, spreading wood chips, chopping wood. Bring these if you have them: work gloves, safety glasses, heavy-duty rakes, shovels.

Lunch for everyone from 11:30a to 12:30p
Full Day: 8:00a to 4:00p
8:00a to 11:30a
Afternoon: 12:30p to 4:00p


This is a volunteer position for Christian students who have completed their sophomore year of high school and older. Applicants should be willing to serve in any area of our camping ministry. Email or call (615) 550-9663 if you have questions.

WATCH VIDEO about being a Summer Camp VolunDeer.

The VolunDeer application will be available on February 1, 2019. Please check back and apply after that date.


A registered nurse or a doctor is needed during each summer camp session — for both day camps and overnight camps. Deer Run shows appreciation for a camp nurse’s time and professional skills by providing a barter that can be used for payment towards summer camps or family events at Deer Run. Email or call Amanda at (616) 440-1434 if you have questions.

The Summer Camp Nurse application will be available on February 1, 2019. Please check back and apply after that date.


To provide excellent camps and retreats that inspire a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen relationships with family and friends.


To transform as many lives as possible for Christ through the growth of staff, facilities and programs.


The Deer Run Way is to serve the Lord with integrity, stewardship, servanthood, excellence and community.
Colossians 3:23-24, HCSB — Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ.


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3845 Perkins Rd
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179
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"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God." - Psalm 42:1 (NIV)

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