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La Casa de Maria y Marta, a ministry of San Antonio Mennonite Church providing opportunities for groups to serve in the city, seeks a director. The position is full-time, and salary and housing are provided. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not required. Contact John Lichty, (210) 533-7181; lacasa602@aol.com.

Bethany Inc., a small nonprofit corporation working toward providing a safe environment for families recovering from addiction and homelessness, is seeking board members who can take the project from its developmental stages into completion. Applicants should have a background in financial oversight, public relations, or construction experience. Contact Sabrina Waiss, Bethany Inc, 2523 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; (703) 519-1977.

Agape Community Center, a nonprofit community development organization in Atlanta, is seeking an executive director. Applicants should have experience in collaborative leadership, management, and fund development, and an advanced degree is preferred. An immediate response is needed. Fax rTsumTs to Search Committee, Agape Community Center, (404) 355-7442 or e-mail eve@agapecc.org. For questions call (404) 355-1877; www.trinitypcusatlanta.org.

Central College in Pella, Iowa, is seeking a full-time chaplain. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent and be ordained or eligible for ordination. Contact the Central College human resources office, (515) 628-5199; www.central.edu.

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• The Community Church of Hudson, Iowa, an inter-denominational church, is searching for an Outreach Director for a creative, energetic, youth-focused outreach program. Contact Community Church of Hudson, P.O. Box 60, Hudson, IA 50643; JSelle1125@aol.com.

• Samaritan Inns’ InnKeeper Internship Year participants work in the nation’s capital with formerly homeless women and men in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. InnKeepers are resident managers in our transitional inns and work alongside a team of professionals for women and men seeking to rebuild their lives. InnKeepers receive a monthly stipend, room and board, health and dental benefits, Americorps education grants, and many educational opportunities. Contact Tom Copps, (202) 667-8831 ext. 261.

Volunteer Opportunities

• Innisfree Village, a community of full-time volunteers living with and caring for adults with mental disabilities, seeks individuals to live and work together in weaving, woodworking, baking, and gardening. Volunteers must be 21 years of age; a one-year minimum commitment is needed. Benefits and a stipend are provided. Contact Recruitment, Innisfree Village, 5505 Walnut Level Road, Crozet, VA 22932; (804) 823-5400.

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• Peace Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in Duluth, Minn., will hold a March 3-4 conference on Christian nonviolence featuring Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy. Contact Gary Kohls, 1306 East Eighth St., Duluth, MN 55805; (218) 728-9756.

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L’Arche Irencion in Bradford, Mass., is seeking volunteers to share their lives with people with disabilities. One-year commitment requested, generous stipend offered, located 45 minutes from Boston. Contact P.O. Box 5034, Bradford, MA 01835; (978) 374-6928; Lirencion@ aol.com.

Emmaus House, a community of homeless individuals building new lives in New York City, is seeking volunteers to live out their Christian faith in solidarity with the poor. Social workers, grant writers, editors, graphic artists, maintenance staff, and business managers are needed. Contact Volunteers, Emmaus House, P.O. Box 1177, New York, NY 10035; fax: (212) 410-4377.

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B.R.E.A.D., a congregation-based community organization in Columbus, Ohio, seeks an organizer to work with member congregations to train leaders, build relationships, and research issues. Experience is helpful but not a prerequisite. Send rTsumT to Rev. John Aeschbury, B.R.E.A.D., 1015 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43205.

The Highlander Research and Education Center (HREC) in New Market, Tenn., seeks a director to continue building a movement for economic and social justice in the South. Applicants should have experience in collaborative leadership, nonprofit management, and fundraising. Send resume to HREC, c/o Adams and Associates, 2931 Mozart Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904; fax: (301) 847-1048; thadams@erols.com.

Executive director is wanted for a Christian child development center in a low-income, multicultural neighborhood. Four years experience in Christian education or social work is required. Send a rTsumT answering the question "What is the role of the nonprofit childcare center in a low-income neighborhood?" to the Home of Neighborly Service Search Committee, c/o Presbytery of Denver (USA), 1710 S. Grant, Denver, CO 80210.

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  • Covenant House Faith Community, a Christian community committed to prayer, community, and service, seeks full-time volunteers to work with homeless youth for a 13-month commitment. Applications are accepted year-round for volunteers in cities in the United States and Canada. Contact Covenant House Faith Community, Orientation Director, 346 W. 17th St., New York, NY 10011-5002; faithmail@covcorp.org; (212) 727-4990.
  • L’ARCHE Mobile, a Christian Community where people with a mental handicap live together as a family with non-handicapped people, needs live-in assistants to mentally handicapped adults to live, work, and share their lives together. Contact Martin E. O’Malley, 151-A S. Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604.
  • Paxton Ministries, a Christian residential facility for poor and disadvantaged adults in Harrisburg, Penn., is seeking voluntary service workers willing to serve a term of six months to one year. Volunteer workers at Paxton Ministries live in a Christian community setting together with staff and residents and receive a stipend, health insurance, and room and board. Current openings are in the kitchen, maintenance, housekeeping/laundry, and other departments. All staff and volunteer workers meet daily for devotions. Contact Darrel Reinford, 2001 Paxton St., Harrisburg, PA 17111; (717) 236-5508; dreinford@paxtonmin.org.

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Volunteers are needed for protective accompaniment of Mayans in the north of Chiapas, Mexico, on the Michigan Peace Team long-term project. Volunteers serve a minimum of two months, with poor living conditions and danger. Spanish skills are desired, but not required of all. A training September 13-19 is required. Applications are due 90 days before going. Contact MPT, 1516 Jerome, Lansing, MI 48912; (517) 484-3178; fax: (517) 484-4219; michpeacteam@peacenet.org; www.traverse. com/nonprof/peaceteam.

Lutheran Service Corps of Omaha (a social ministry organization of the ELCA) is seeking a mature working or retired individual or couple to live in residence as a spiritual growth facilitator. A background in ministry or religion is preferred. The facilitator receives a two-bedroom apartment with utilities in exchange for 4-6 hours per week planning and facilitating spiritual growth activities for volunteers, building an intentional Christian community, and overseeing upkeep of the residence. Position available beginning in August. Contact Laura Green, LSC, 6220 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111; (402) 457-5890; lscomaha@glx.net.

Intercultural Nursing Inc. seeks a nurse to serve as a volunteer president. Responsibilities include organizing nurse volunteers to work at mobile clinic sites in the Dominican Republic and Haiti through missions associated with the Episcopal and Catholic churches. Some Spanish or Haitian Creole is helpful but not required. A desire to love and serve the poor is needed. E-mail MICHELEBEL@prodigy.net or call Michele at (603) 532-8430.

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Catholic Network of Volunteer Service, a nonprofit resource center for 180 faith-based lay volunteer programs, seeks two full-time, yearlong volunteers, an administrative assistant and an office assistant, beginning August 2. Bachelor’s degree and excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and writing skills are required. Housing, stipend, and health/dental insurance are provided. Send an application letter, rTsumT, and three references by June 21 to Associate Director, CNVS, 4121 Harewood Road NE, Washington, DC 20017; volunteer@cnvs.org; fax: (202) 526-1094. No phone calls please.

Employment Opportunities

Christ House, a 34-bed medical facility for homeless patients, has an immediate full-time opening for a nurse practitioner. This is an opportunity to work with an enthusiastic team providing quality care to adult patients who present with a constellation of illnesses. Christ House provides good salary, excellent benefits, and a sound orientation program. Please mail or fax rTsumT to Christ House, 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1100; fax: (202) 232-4972.

Kirkridge Retreat Center is seeking a full-time associate for promotion and development to be responsible for marketing, public relations, fund raising, grant writing, and endowment development. For the job description and terms, contact Search Committee, Kirkridge, 2495 Fox Gap Road, Bangor, PA 18013.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

An intentional ecumenical Christian community seeks a volunteer with gardening experience to enter into community and take primary responsibility for a one-acre certified organic garden. Room, board, and a small living stipend will be provided. For more information contact: Laurie Hesed, Heartland Farm, R.R. 1, Box 37, Pawnee Rock, KS 67567; (316) 923-4617.

ARC retreat center (Action, Reflection, Celebration) near Minneapolis, Minn.—emphasizing peace, justice, prayer, and simplicity—seeks adult volunteers and staff for one year or longer commitments beginning summer or fall 1999. Join a residential ecumenical community that provides hospitality for guests seeking quiet retreat and renewal. For information or application, contact ARC, 1680 373rd Ave. NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080; (612) 689-3540.

Work with urban gardening, sustainable agriculture, and communications as an intern with the Kansas Rural Center, a dynamic nonprofit that promotes sustainable food systems and family farming statewide. Call Mennonite Voluntary Service, (316) 283-5100, and ask about the Kansas Rural Center position.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for meaningful work? Direct a Christian-based transitional co-op for women and children seeking greater independence. This is an opportunity to shape a program that gives new hope and direction to participants. The program has limited funds but well-established community support. Call Sister Marti McCarthy at Elizabeth House, (510) 658-1380.

Hope Health Clinic, a church-sponsored primary health care clinic for low-income and uninsured persons in a small town (20,000 people) 45 miles south of Atlanta, is seeking a family physician/medical director. Contact Rev. Douglas Hahn, St. George's Episcopal Church, 132 N. Tenth St., Griffin, GA 30223; (770) 227-4453; fax (770) 227-2090.

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  • Casa Juliana, a community dedicated to simple living, environmental sustainability, and social justice, seeks bilingual volunteers for technology and community development programs to work with a Mexican immigrant and farm worker community. Room, board, stipend, and health insurance are included. Contact Andy McDonald, RR 2, Box 133A, Alamo, TX 78516; (956) 702-0524.
  • L'ARCHE Mobile needs live-in assistants to mentally handicapped adults. We seek to create communities of peace where adults who are mentally handicapped and those who help them live, work, and share their lives together. Contact Martin E. O'Malley, 151-A South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604; (334) 438-2094; larchmob@acan.net.

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Sojourners Magazine September-October 1998
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