Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Individual Volunteer Opportunities: USA

(RV = hookups available for Recreational Vehicles)

ALABAMA

Location:  Alabama Rural Ministry in Opelika. ARM is a home repair and children’s ministry. The primary function in the summer is to serve as a youth mission camp. The volunteers work on homes or engage in  children’s ministry.
Position:  Volunteer Coordinator
Work description:  The volunteer will work with the ARM construction coordinator and program director in hosting volunteer repair teams, and also conduct volunteer training events in local churches and ARM partner communities.
Duration:  One year or more
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $250, which includes housing and meals.

ALASKA

Location:  Ketchikan Hostel in Ketchikan.  Ketchikan is an island community located along the southeast coastline of Alaska.  During the summer months Ketchikan welcomes visitors from around the world who come by air, cruise lines and ferry to enjoy the island's diverse activities: hiking, fishing, camping, work, play and natural history.  For the past thirty-eight years the United Methodist Church has had a ministry of hospitality to hostelers.  The hostel is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Position:  Hostel Manager (2)
Work description:  The hostel manager is the face of the United Methodist Church to travelers in need of lodging.  The volunteer will welcome the guests and orientate them, answer the telephone and respond to emails, receive payment from hostelers and maintain a receipt ledger, make deposits for funds, ensure the cleanliness of the dormitories and public spaces, and maintain the linens.
Duration:  Twelve weeks
Estimated monthly living expenses:  A private room is provided. Plan on $200 for meals.  A $250 stipend is provided each week.

CALIFORNIA

Location:  Opening Doors, Inc. (ODI) in Sacramento.  ODI helps refugees begin rebuilding their lives after being forced to flee their home countries.  Approximately 200 refugees will come to Sacramento in 2014.  The Program helps refugees establish a safety net and access the tools they need to start becoming self-sufficient, whole promoting integration into their new homes in the Sacramento area.  The Program assists them with finding safe, affordable housing, acclimation to their new country, familiarizing them with U.S. health care and financial systems, and accessing social services for which they are eligible (e. g., food stamps, MediCal, ESL and employment services).
Position:  Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.
Work description:  The volunteer will help lead ODI's efforts to engage the Sacramento community in refugee resettlement.  Responsibilities include recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; managing ODI's in-kind donations program; and fund raising non-restricted monies in support of ODI's mission.  The volunteer will assist refugees via airport pick-up, provide cultural orientation, conduct home visits, and assist with social security and welfare benefits applications. Particular emphasis will be placed on being the contact point for the local faith community, and helping to develop a range of meaningful ways to engage congregations in resettlement activities. 
Duration:  One to two years.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing costs range from $450-$700 a month depending on accommodations.  Ground transportation expense is $200; meals are $200; and utilities/phone/internet costs are $150.  The average total monthly cost is $1150.

GEORGIA

Location:  Comer, Georgia
Position:  Multi-task position with Jubilee Partners whose primary ministry is welcoming and assisting in the resettlement of newly-arrived refugees.    Jubilee is an intensive community living experience.                                                                                               
Work description:  Tasks include teaching English as a second language, providing childcare, gardening, cooking, cleaning, grounds upkeep, painting, and maintenance.  Volunteers have two meetings each week; one is a sharing one, and the other is a session on Christian discipleship.  There is regular worship and devotional periods.  Volunteers take turns cooking and washing dishes.    
Duration:  Twenty weeks in the spring; eleven weeks in the summer; eighteen weeks in the fall.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Meals and housing are provided.  

Location:  Canton, Georgia. Mi Familia Center: Serving Migrant Communities, Inc.  North Georgia Conference, the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, and Reinhardt University.  The center has taken the lead in providing charity and educational services to hundreds of impoverished migrants who live in Canton, Ga., and nearby cities.  Its five programs focus on education for adults, youth, and children.
Position:  Community Developer
Work description:  Responsibilities include:  to help organize periodical immigration-related events, to help implement parenting-and-storytelling workshops and other activities benefitting children and their parents, to organize and supervise periodical tutoring classes for children and a Spanish summer camp, to organize and supervise classes of GED, ESOL, citizenship and naturalization, and computer literacy, to help identify sources of funding and to help write grant proposals, to help advertise the activities, projects, and programs of the center, to help recruit and retain students and volunteers, to assist in registration processes for all programs and activities, to help organize life-transforming sacred activities and theological formation efforts, and to identify potential partners and facilitate cooperation agreements with them.  The Community Developer wlll be a part of the Leadership Team.
Duration:  Two years.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $1100, which includes housing, meals, ground transportation (Leasing a car plus gas), and personal expenes.

KENTUCKY

Location:  Christian Appalachian Project in Mount Vernon.  The ministry is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services.  The volunteers live in six volunteer houses in Rockcastle, McCreary, Jackson, Floyd and Johnson Counties in Eastern Kentucky.
Position:  Several volunteer positions are available in the following programs:  Child and Family Development, Disaster Relief, Domestic Abuse Centers, Camp Andrew Jackson and Camp Shawnee, and Elderly Casework and Elderly Housing
Work description:  This depends on the various programs.
Duration:  One year
Estimated monthly living expenses:  All meals and housing are provided.

Location:  Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Ky.  Red Bird Mission, guided by Jesus Christ, empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing spiritual, educational, health, and community outreach ministries.
Position:
  Grow Appalachia Volunteer
Work description:
  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting home visits to assess resources needed, and assisting homeowners with gardening, hauling and operating the project tiller, working with the Grow Appalachia Coordinator, and promoting the Red Bird Farmer’s Market.  The volunteer must have general knowledge of vegetable gardening through experience and be able to provide general labor.  He/she must have had a driver’s license for seven years or more with a positive driving record.  Having a vehicle is required.
Duration:
  Two months, beginning March 2014.
Estimated monthly living expenses:
  $75, which includes meals.  The volunteer is required to bring their own RV.  The hookups are provided at no cost. Free wi-fi is provided, along with free laundry services.

Location:  Red Bird Christian School in Beverly, Ky. Guided by Jesus Christ, the School empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing exceptional college and career preparation, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership development in a safe environment.  The school serves 170 students in grades K-12 in the Appalachian Mountains in Southeastern Kentucky.
Position:  There are six (6) positions available: High School Language Arts Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Elementary Paraprofessional K-6, Art Teacher Grades K-12, High School Math Teacher, High School Science Teacher.
Work description:  Each volunteer will be responsible for teaching subjects in which they hold a current teaching license.
Duration:  One or more school years.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing is provided.  All meals are covered March through November. The volunteer is responsible for his/her own transportation and cable/internet/phone services.


Location:  Kentucky Refugee Ministries in Louisville.  The mission of Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KFM) is to provide resettlement services through faith and agency-based co-sponsorships to promote the self-sufficiency and successful integration of refugees into our community.  KRM is committed to helping refugees access community resources and opportunities while fostering awareness of the contributions and benefits refugees bring to our community.  Refugees are victims of warfare and other forms of persecution because of their religious or political beliefs. They are often victims of physical and emotional trauma, as people who have lost homes and families; yet they also arrive with great hope to finally live in peace and freedom. The agency serves about 1300 new refugees each year.
Position:  Volunteer Coordination Assistant
Work description:  The volunteer will assist the KRM's volunteer coordinator with the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.  KRM works with approximately 500 volunteers per year.  This position will include assisting with facilitating volunteer orientation, outreach efforts in the community, communicating with staff and volunteers, and reporting on volunteer activities. 
Duration:  One year, beginning June 1, 2014.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $650, which includes sharing housing, meals and transportation.


MARYLAND

Location:  Meeting Ground in Elkton.  Wayfarers House is a shelter for women and women with children.  While at Wayfarers women develop plans for residential stability, increased skills and/or employment and greater self-sufficiency.  Wayfarers also serves as a food pantry, providing food boxes to families in need in the community.

Position:  Wayfarers House Long Term Volunteer

Work description:  To organize food pantry, including preparing food bags and boxes; to assist guests, both residents and visitors, to the food pantry; to sort through donations; answer phones; interact with residents; ensure that residents complete assigned chores and tasks; serve as a model to women as they increase their self-determination and skills.

Duration:  At least one year.

Estimated monthly living expenses:  A private room in volunteer housing is provided.  A small living/food allowance is provided.



MICHIGAN

Location:  Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  HAPI is a faith-based community development ministry which exists to empower Haitians to grow their capacity to lead with integrity, to develop solutions to their problems, and to help their families and communities to live to their fullest potential.  The mission is “encouraging creativity, promoting gender equality, creating economic opportunities, nurturing spirituality, and growing healthy communities of peace.”
Position
:  Team Advocate and Trip Planner
Work description
: To coordinate HAPI’s short-term mission volunteers to Mizak, Haiti, in collaboration with the US-based Executive Director and coordinator in Haiti.  The volunteer will be a resource to team leaders, providing direction in such areas as logistics, resources, and agenda/itinerary planning.  The volunteer will also promote the work of HAPI and solicit short-term mission teams.  Requirements for the position include experience in Haiti, good communications skills, the ability to use social media, and project management and planning skills.  Experience in United Methodist Volunteers-In-Mission team leadership is a plus.  This position is US-based, but some travel to Haiti is expected.
Duration
:  At least one year.
Estimated monthly living expenses
:  The volunteer can work from his/her own home office. $270 covers other expenses, including travelling to Haiti twice a year.

MISSISSIPPI

Location:  Delta Grace, Sunflower United Methodist Church, Mississippi Annual Conference.  Delta Grace will be a full service mission experience for youth, college students, families, church groups, and adults of all ages.  The work will be in outreach to a community that needs disaster relief.
Position
:  Project Manager/Officer Manager
Work description
:  The volunteer will help to identify mission sites, the work needed to be complete, and assess the amount of material and time it will take to complete projects.  The volunteer will develop and maintain a budget, and recruit and schedule mission teams.
Duration
:  At least eight weeks.
Estimated monthly living expenses
:  Most expenses are covered by the placement site.  A stipend will be given.


                                                 

MONTANA

Location:  Camp on the Boulder in McLeod.   The camp is a retreat center affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  It is fifty-five years old.  Portions of the camp were built in 1918.  The center hosts many different organizations during the summer such as AA groups, Hemophilia Association, women's support groups, family reunions, youth mission groups, mission team, family reunions, Methodist training conferences, and college freshman orientation.
Position:  Lead cooks (2)
Work description:  Lead cook is responsible for planning and preparing creative menus and meals for the varied guests, numbering from 30 to 300. These include diabetics, vegans, gluten free, etc.  The menus vary based on the type of groups that are being serviced and the center avoids serving the typical camp style food.  The volunteer is required to have some commerical kitchen experience.
Duration:  Two to three months, beginning in June of 2014
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing and meals are provided, as well as a weekly stipend.

NEW MEXICO

Location: McCurdy School in Espanola.  McCurdy Ministries extends God’s love, grace and help to children, youth and families through quality educational and life enrichment programs which instill hope, and allow them to live into the future God has for them.  As a faith based organization the ministry will live out its calling to serve. It will build lasting partnerships with those it serves and engage them in support of the mission.  The ministry will offer opportunities for others to live out their God-given call to serve others.  The ministry is designed to enhance and strengthen character, mind, body, and spirit.  The age requirement for all volunteer is twenty-one.
Position:  Before and After School Ministry Director at McCurdy School
Work description:  The volunteer will assist the Director of McCurdy Ministries in planning and implementing the program for K-8 grade McCurdy Charter School students.  Activities will include homework assistance, tutoring, art, play, snacks, fun and some learning opportunities.  The volunteer will also supervise two staff persons.
Duration: Nine (9) months beginning in August.
Estimated monthly expenses:  Housing is provided, as well as most meals in the summer.


Position:   Counselor at McCurdy School
Work description:  To manage Project Carino, a mental health program for nearly 600 students in the McCurdy Charter School.  The program includes the Big Buddy/Little Buddy program, assemblies on bullying, drug abuse, date violence and parenting classes.  A counseling degree or license is required.
Duration: Nine (9) months beginning in August.
Estimated monthly living expenses:   Housing is provided as well as most meals in the summer.

Position:  Director of Digital Arts Ministries at McCurdy School
Work description:  Responsibilities include providing chapel and devotional ministries for the McCurdy Charter School students.  The volunteer will help recruit students and lead a production of digital dramas, person on the street interviews , and do power points and art installations.  The volunteer will work with other personnel and a student leadership group to plan exciting chapel and devotional ministries for elementary, middle school and senior high students.  Also included is assisting volunteer-in-mission groups with worship.
Duration:  Nine (9) months beginning in August.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing is provided as well as most meals in the summer.

Position:  Director of Music Ministries at McCurdy School
Work description:   The volunteer will help to recruit students and lead a praise band, choral groups and individual musicians interested in guitar, piano, voice and instrument lessons.  The volunteer director will work with other McCurdy Ministries personnel and a student leadership group to plan exciting chapel and devotional ministries for the elementary, middle school and senior high students.  K-12 music certification as a teacher would be a plus.
Duration:  Nine (9) months beginning in August.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing is provided, as well as most meals in the summer.

Position:  Director of Teen Ministries at McCurdy School
Work description:   In preparation for McCurdy Ministries’ opening of a teen center, the volunteer director will start and coordinate a youth ministry that will include faith building, mission, socials, service and fun activities.  Students in the ministry program will be required to complete service learning hours. The volunteer must have a deep love for God and a desire to share that love with the teens in the community.  
Duration:   Nine (9) months beginning in August.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing is provided, as well as most meals in the summer.

NORTH CAROLINA

Location:  Hayesville
Position:  Volunteer Mission Program Coordinator at the Hinton Rural Life Center (RV)
Work description:  The ministry focuses on self-help affordable housing, program ministries, and retreat operations, and volunteer missions.  The volunteer will be responsible for facilitating the summer volunteer mission program.  Additional responsibilities include checking in guests , light maintenance, office duties, and logistical details for programs and retreats.
Duration:  Three months to two years
Estimated monthly living expenses: $200.  Housing and most meals are provided.

Location:  Native American Cooperative Ministry (NCCUMC) in Rowland. This ministry serves thirteen faith based Native American communities by assisting low income families with housing needs.
Position:  Home Repair Site Assessor.
Work description:  The volunteer will assist in work team site assessment and implement work project efforts.  The volunteer should have knowledge of basic housing repair and construction.
Duration:  Five months, beginning June 2014.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $1100, which includes an apartment, utilities and meals.


OKLAHOMA

Location:  Cookson Hills Center in Cookson.  The Center is in ministry with the low income people of Cherokee, Adair, and Sequoyah Counties of Eastern Oklahoma. It offers programs such as daycare, senior lunches, thrift stores, children's ministry, volunteers-in-mission, and health care.  
Position:  Program Coordinator.
Work description:  The volunteer will plan and implement health and healthy living programs through the Health Resource Center.  The center is focused on providing space for local agencies to come and provide services such as blood sugar testing and dental check-ups.  Also included in the responsibilities are field trips for the senior citizens.
Duration:  At least one year.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $200, which includes housing, meals and ground transportation.



OHIO

Location:  Bethesda, Ohio
Position:  Construction Advisor/Assistant for SOWER Work Mission (Sharing Our Witness Enriching Relationships)
Work description:  The mission makes building repairs for individuals, families, churches and nonprofit organizations who cannot afford them.  The volunteer will work with groups who come to the center, as well as make runs to the garage and Lowes for materials and supplies.  The volunteer does not need to be an expert in construction, just a general knowledge of building repairs, as well as a servant’s heart to work with youth and adults.
Duration: Two months beginning in June
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $350, which includes a camper on-site and meals.


Location:  Athens, Ohio. Good Works, Inc.  The vision of Good Works is to create a COMMUNITY OF HOPE with and for people who are struggling with poverty and homelessness in rural Appalachia.  As a Christian community, they are seeking to grow in their love for God and neighbor.  Goods Works offers contexts through which people in need can experience biblical hospitality, access practical assistance, and share their gifts with others.  In doing so, they facilitate ways for people to build relationships of love and service with their neighbors.  Their mission is to connect people from all walks of life with people in poverty so that the Kingdom of God can be experienced.
Position:  Appalachian Immersion Intern
Work description:  They are seeking volunteers to participate in their 9 to 12- month Appalachian Immersion Internship.  Responsibilities include: 1) Live in Christian community at the Good Works Hannah House, and offer hospitality and leadership to short-term mission teams.  They host approximately forty groups a year. 2) Serve at the Timothy House, their home for people without homes. They provide the only shelter in nine rural Southeast Ohio counties, and offer care to between 150 and 200 people each year. 3) Provide leadership to Friday Night Life, the weekly community meal, followed by activities for adults and children.  It has 100 to 150 participants. 4) Do practical service, including repairs and small construction, at the homes of those who are older, widowed, or experiencing a disability.  They work with approximately forty families a year. 5) Assist in leading Service Living, a Good Works initiative to connect Ohio University students with people, beauty, history, culture and needs of rural Appalachia. 6) Interns are provided pastoral care, discipleship training, mentoring, and weekly education times on topics such as Appalachian culture, ministry with people in poverty, scripture, community, and justice.
Duration: Nine to twelve months
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing is provided at no cost.  Most meals are provided.  Plan on $50 for meals.

OREGON

Location:  L’Arche USA.  The organization provides services to persons with developmental disabilities.  L’Arche communities are communities of faith, rooted in prayer and trust in God.  The spirituality of L’Arche is grounded in the belief that each person is unique and of sacred value, and that we experience God’s love through mutual friendships in which the gifts and weaknesses of each person are recognized and accepted.  This faith community is founded on the Beatitudes. There are L’Arche communities in eighteen US states and in forty other countries.   The possible placement sites are broad. Additional training is provided on site.  
Position: L’Arche Assistant
Work description:  The volunteer will provide daily assistance to members of the community by building a relationship of mutual care and support, providing direct care supports and skill building, and supporting a home life of unity, mutual respect and participation of all members of the community. Much of the volunteering resembles a case worker or foster parent for people with developmental disabilities.  The volunteer is expected to engage regularly in prayer and devotional meetings.
Duration:  One year.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Accommodates and meals are provided.  A moderate stipend is also provided.


PENNSYLVANIA

Location:  Church World Service, Immigration and Refugee Program, Lancaster.  Church World Service (CWS) works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.  CWS/Lancaster works with partners to give hope, opportunity, and relief to refugees and immigrants, and promotes a diverse and welcoming community in Central Pennsylvania.  There are two (2) volunteer opportunities.

Position:  Refugee Housing Assistant
Work description:  The volunteer will support the Housing Specialist of CWS, providing support to the housing needs of more than 400 refugee and Cuban/Haitian entrants.  Duties include visiting potential refugee housing options to determine appropriateness based on federal, local and program standards, facilitate the pick-up of household furniture and goods, track donated goods in database, assist in furnishing apartments, and facilitating the signing of lease agreements between refugee clients and local landlords.
Duration:  Twelve months
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $850, which includes housing and meals.

Position:  Cultural Orientation Facilitator
Work description:  The volunteer will organize and teach cultural orientation classes for the newest arrriving individuals and families. This includes designing and developing curriculum and materials, planning and implementing logistics, recruiting and training volunteers and interpreters from within ethnic and other Lancaster communities, maintaining case notes on client progress as well as client attendance.
Duration:  Twelve months.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $850, which includes housing and meals.



TENNESSEE

Location:  Reelfoot Rural Ministries in Obion.  RRM is an extension ministry of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church.  It is a mission and service agency caring for elderly and low income persons in the northwest Tennessee and southwest Kentucky areas.  Ministries include work camps providing home repairs, emergency food services, disaster response, day care, senior adult services, homebound meals program, dental/vision clinics, school supplies, Christmas toy store, and a thrift store. 
Position:  Community Services Assistant.
Duration:  Two months to one year.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  Housing, meals, and transportation are provided.


TEXAS

Location:  Refugee Services of Texas, Inc.   There are offices in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Houston.  RST provides services to refugees as they resettle in their new environment.  Working in partnership with faith-based communities, businesses, and volunteers, RST provides resources, referrals, education, and guidance to ensure that clients establish successful and self-sufficient lives in Texas.  In addition, it provides support for asylees, repatriated U.S. citizens, victims of human trafficking, and those in need of mental health counseling.
Position:  Service Center Directors
Work description:  The volunteer will be responsible for directing the case managements for refugees who come from Bhutan, Burma, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Somali, Congo, Rwanda and Cuba.  Responsibilities include clerical work, mentoring, meeting refugees at the airport, and assisting them in acclimating to the environment.
Duration:  Three to six months.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  The volunteer is responsible for his/her housing, meals and transportation.  The cost depends on the area of Texas.

Location:  Ranchos Brazos Granbury, in partnership with the Central Texas Conference.  This is an area where 140 homes were destroyed or damaged by a tornado.  Sixty of these homes belong to Habitat who they are taking care of their own needs.
Position
:  Construction/Volunteer Site Coordinator.
Work description
:  The volunteer will oversee all teams of the United Methodist church and all teams who register through the website.  Included is overseeing construction projects and assigning teams to sites according to skills and abilities. The volunteer will work closely with the case management for all needs, as well as attend finance committee meetings and make assessments and ordering building supplies.
Duration
:  Two years.
Estimated monthly living expenses
:  $200, which includes meals.  Housing will be provided.


VIRGINIA

Location:  Church World Service in Richmond.  This is a refugee resettlement program.  The staff resettles approximately 175-215 refugee clients per year.  They provide or coordinate services such as housing, English language training, health screening, social services, employment guidance and placement, physical and mental health, case management and more.  The ministry focus is aiding and supporting individuals and families who have suffered various forms of persecution in their native countries and who come to America with little more than the clothes they are wearing and hope for a better life.   
Position:  Community Outreach Coordinator
Work description:  The volunteer will launch a campaign to enlighten the local faith community and churches about refugee resettlement, including contacting local churches and faith groups, making presentations, recruiting additional church co-sponsors, and helping to recruit additional volunteers. 
Duration:  Six months to a year.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $750, which includes housing.  Volunteer prepares own meals and will budget accordingly.


Location:  Church World Service in Harrisonburg.  This is a refugee resettlement program.  The staff resettles approximately 200 refugee clients per year.  They provide or coordinate services such as housing, English language training, health screening, social services, employment guidance and placement, physical and mental health, case management and more.  The ministry focus is aiding and supporting individuals and families who have suffered various forms of persecution in their native countries and who come to America with little more than the clothes they are wearing and hope for a better life.
Position:  Immigration and Case Worker Assistant.
Work description:  The volunteer will assist the case workers by maintining case notes and case files for clients; assist in providing core services to new refugee arrivals including apartment set-up and appointments; assist in communication with local churches and community groups, and assisting the immigration program with client information and case files.
Duration:  Six months to a year
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $750, which includes housing.  Volunteer prepares own meals and will budget accordingly.






WEST VIRGINIA

Location:  The House of the Carpenter, Inc. in Wheeling.  The project meets basic needs of food, clothing, and utility assistance.  It also has educational/training opportunities for people to improve their quality of life including financial management and cooking classes.  There is a strong children/youth program, including summer camp, literacy camp, and strings (teaching guitar and violin).  The project also has a home repair program.  The emergency response team operates from the House of the Carpenter. There are two volunteer positions open.
Position:  Coordinator for Relatives as Parents
Work description:  The volunteer would be responsible for the development of a new program centered on assisting grandparents and other relatives who are now the primary caregivers for grandchildren.  The program would include a support group, education on navigating the social services network, parenting, technology and social media.  It also includes working with youth and children whose lives have been changed in such a manner that they have been uprooted and are now with their grandparents or other relatives.
Duration:  Ten to twelve months.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $350 for meals.  Housing and transportation are provided.

Position:  After School Tutoring Coordinator
Work description:  The volunteer would be responsible for working with the local elementary school to provide after school tutoring for the school.  The elementary school has 100% of their students on free/reduced lunch.  Currently only 48% of fourth and fifth graders can pass a fourth grade reading test.
Duration:  Ten to twelve months.
Estimated monthly living expenses:  $350 for meals.  Housing and transportation are provided.




Application

Country Profile Pages: North America