- Team members serve from mid-August through mid-May each year. The exact dates vary by year. Team members who are invited to attend music training are asked to arrive 10 days earlier than the other team members.
- Itineraries are assigned to each team. On average, a Retreat Team serves in 7 to 9 dioceses across the country, while Discipleship Teams remain and serve in one parish or school each for the entire NET year.
- NET asks each team member to raise $5,000-$6,000 in partnership funds. Most team members have no difficulty doing so. If you are not able to raise your partnership prior to the start of training, NET will work with you for fundraising options. The partnership each team member raises is about 1/3 of what it costs NET to keep a team member on the road for a year. The rest of NET’s funding comes from retreat fees and organizational fundraising.
Each Retreat Team is given a 12-14 passenger van and a trailer for the year. Team members mostly stay with host families, moving from host home to host home daily. Team members will always stay in a host home with at least one other same gender team member.
Each Discipleship Team will have the opportunity to stay with host families for a few weeks at a time, as opposed to moving to a new host home every day as traveling teams do. Again, team members will always stay in a host home with at least one other same gender team member.