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Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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. L'Arche is an international federation of Christian communities founded by Jean Vanier. Contact Martin E. O'Malley, 151 South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604.

  • Disciples' House is a one-year program for people drawn to live, work, and learn together in association with Jubilee Ministries and the Church of the Saviour. Intentional Christian living and community impact are focused on through volunteer service with a local Washington, D.C. community. For more information, contact Susan Burton at the Servant Leadership School, 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-7312.

  • Emmaus Center is seeking an administrative services director. Join us as we minister to the homeless and rural poor in coastal Maine. Singles or couples, 21 years of age or older, are encouraged to apply. Room, board, and a small stipend are provided with a minimum two-year commitment. Contact Owen White at Emmaus Center, Box 811, Ellsworth, ME 04605; (207) 667-3962.

  • Intercultural Nursing, a non-profit organization that works through mission and health department sites, is seeking all types of nurses, NPs, and translators for short-term volunteer opportunities in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. You will gain new insight and skills while participating in our two-week programs. Please contact Intercultural Nursing Inc., 356 Main St., Boxford, MA 01921; (508) 887-7066.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Community workers are needed for many North American assignments. Must be committed to Christian faith, peace and justice, and community living. Room, board, and other personal benefits are provided. Contact Mennonite Voluntary Service, Box 347, Newton, KS 67114; (316) 283-5100.
  • A rural homeless shelter in Colorado is seeking volunteers to help with the needs of shelter guests, coordinate community volunteers, and assist in managing the community store. Room, board, stipend, and essentials are provided; Spanish would be helpful. Contact Lance at La Puente Home, Box 1235, Alamosa, CO 81101; (719) 589-5909.
  • Come join us! We need folks to help with our work for the homeless and needy. We are an alternative social group based on Catholic Worker ideals. For more information, contact Bread & Roses, 1320 8th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501; (360) 754-4085.
  • The Coalition to House the Homeless is seeking a host group of at least two adults—one bilingual in Spanish—to live at Hospitality House in Elizabeth, N.J. The group or family is provided with its own apartment, and is responsible for assisting two families on evenings and weekends and the functioning of the house. Contact the coordinator for Coalition to House the Homeless at (908) 352-2966 or -2989.
  • Mission-minded individuals or couple are needed to provide hospitality for weekend guests at a United Methodist retreat center in the Smoky Mountains. Housing and meals are provided. For more information and a complete job description, contact Camp Wesley, 329 Wesley Woods Road, Townsend, TN 37882; (423) 448-2246.

 

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Work in a social service ministry while living in Christian community in Los Angeles with the Episcopal Urban Intern Program. Adults ages 21-30 may apply now for the 1996-97 year. Contact Rev. Gary Commins, 260 N. Locust St., Ingelewood, CA 90301; (310) 674-7700.
  • The Carpenter's Boat Shop, an ecumenical community and school, offers apprenticeships in wooden boatbuilding and simple, Christian community. There is no charge for accommodation, nor pay for work. Contact Rev. Robert E. Ives, The Carpenter's Boat Shop, Branch Road, Pemaquid, ME 04558; (207) 677-3768.
  • Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker guest house and social service center in Mexico City, offers one- to two-week service/learning seminars in June, July, and August focused on social concerns in Mexico. We also house and place Spanish-speaking volunteers for six months or more with social service organizations in the city. Contact Casa de los Amigos, Ignacio Mariscal 132, México, D.F. 06030, Mexico; (525) 705-0521; amigos@laneta.apc.org.
  • The Christian Appalachian Project, a non-profit organization in Eastern Kentucky, needs summer camp counselors to staff general, special needs, and specialty camps. We seek high-energy men and women ages 18 or older for June, July, and August. A minimum commitment of two months is preferred, but commitments of three to seven weeks can be arranged. Room and board are provided. Contact the C.A.P. volunteer office at (800) 755-5322.
  • Global Exchange, a non-profit education, research, and social justice organization, seeks volunteers for its international peace center in Chiapas, Mexico, to work at civilian peace camps organized by a local Mexican human rights organization and to provide accompaniment to individuals or communities whose safety is threatened.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • A variety of opportunities are offered for mature Christians, age 20 and older, to serve among the urban poor and disadvantaged in Ohio and New York, striving to combine a simple lifestyle with community living. A small stipend is offered; a one-year commitment is required. Contact Marianist Voluntary Service Communities, Box 9224, Wright Bros. Branch, Dayton, OH 45409; (513) 229-4630.
  • Unity Acres, a rural Catholic Worker house offering permanent hospitality to more than 100 men, seeks a male live-in volunteer age 21 or older, committed to practicing the Works of Mercy and to community living. Volunteers receive room, board, and a small stipend. Write to Steve Dickhout, Unity Acres, Box 153, Orwell, NY 13426.
  • Mennonite Board of Missions Voluntary Service seeks to place Christians committed to living in community, working with the disadvantaged and on peace and justice issues, and living a simple lifestyle within crosscultural settings. Room, board, and other benefits are provided. Contact MBM Personnel Office, Box 370, Elkhart, IN 46515-0370; (219) 294-7523.
  • Volunteers are needed at a small residential therapeutic community for young adults with special needs in rural New York. Volunteers live, work, learn, and teach full time in the community, offering work training for handicapped residents in farming, gardening, crafts, and baking. An optional social therapy seminar is offered with full living expenses and some benefits for a one-year commitment. Write Triform Camphill Community, Triform Road, Hudson, NY 12534.
  • The United Methodist Buffalo Mountain Retreat Center is seeking an adult retreat center ministries intern. Applicants should have gifts in hospitality and retreat facilitation. The center is a 32-bed facility serving the religious as well as the secular community. Send résumé to Rev.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby announces openings for associates and interns in lobbying, organizing, and educating around issues such as housing, welfare reform, and economic management. Application deadline is February 15. Contact Linda Rich, NETWORK Programs, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 460, Washington, DC, 20003-2167; (202) 547-5556; fax (202) 547-5510.
  • A Christian community serving the needs of the mentally handicapped is in need of assistants, responsible for developing relationships, building a home, and assisting in personal care and community life. Stipend, room and board, insurance, and formation in L'Arche spirituality and mission are provided. Contact Dottie Klein, L'Arche Harbor House, 700 Arlington Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211; (904) 725-7740.
  • Exciting and educational volunteer positions are currently available in Chicago with Neon Street Center for Youth, O'Hare Airport, and the International Refugee Center. Also, the Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture needs volunteers to assist with counseling, translation, advocacy, physical therapy, ESL, and resource gathering. The center works with refugees who have experienced torture in their homelands, to empower them and help them rebuild their lives. Contact Brian Harvey at (312) 629-4500, ext. 5011.
  • The Christian Appalachian Project, a non-profit, interdenominational service organization that assists people in Appalachia to become self-sufficient, is seeking one-year and summer-camp volunteers for its programs in Eastern Kentucky. Volunteers live in community, sharing meals, prayer, and support. One-year volunteers (21 and older) receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Peace Brigades International is an organization committed to practicing nonviolence in conflict areas. Volunteers respond to requests for protective accompaniment from individuals and groups threatened with political violence. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old and able to commit for seven months. Contact PBI/USA, 2642 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704; (510) 540-0749.
  • L'Arche Mobile needs live-in assistants. 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 O'Malley, 151 South Ann St., Mobile, AL 36604; (334) 438-2094.
  • Community workers needed! Many other North American assignments are available as well. Candidates must be committed to Christian faith, peace and justice, and community living. Room, board, and other personal benefits are provided. Contact Mennonite Voluntary Service, Box 347, Newton, KS 67114; (316) 283-5100.
  • The Oakland Catholic Worker, a hospitality house for Latin American immigrants, seeks full- and part-time workers for direct services, resource development, community organizing, and public education. Spanish language skills are preferred. Workers receive room, board, and a modest stipend. Contact OCW, 4848 E. 14th St., Oakland, CA 94601; (510) 533-7375.
  • VESS, a program of the Texas Catholic Conference, provides laity the opportunity to serve the life of the church in Texas by ministering to the needs of parishes, agencies, and schools that are economically disadvantaged. Interested volunteers must be 21 years or older, and will receive room, board, and a monthly stipend. Contact Barbara Price, VESS, 3001 S.

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Global Exchange seeks volunteers for our International Peace Center in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, for a term of at least six weeks. Activities include documenting human rights abuses, monitoring conflicts, promoting dialogue, and accompanying Mexican peace workers. Contact Ted Lewis, Mexico Campaign, 2017 Mission St., #303, San Francisco, CA 94110.

Samaritan Inns, a ministry offering transitional housing for the formerly homeless, seeks enthusiastic, prayerful people to join our community. The one-year commitment includes room, board, medical benefits, and a stipend. Contact Doug Horner, 2523 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 667-8831.

The Death Row Support Project needs your help. Consider writing to prisoners and add light to someone's life. Contact Rachel Gross, Box 600, Liberty Mills, IN 46946; (219) 982-7480.

A rural homeless shelter in Colorado seeks volunteers to help with the needs of shelter guests and/or to assist in managing a thrift store. Room, board, stipend, and essentials are provided. Spanish is helpful. Contact Lance Cheslock, La Puente Home, Box 1235, Alamosa, CO 81101; (719) 589-5909.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Peace Action (formerly SANE/FREEZE), a grassroots organization working for disarmament, demilitarization, and conflict resolution, seeks a national executive director to be based in Washington, D.C. Contact Search Committee, 1819 H St. NW, Suite 640, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 862-9740, ext. 3032.

A Christ-centered, theologically open church that strives to be loving, inclusive, and committed to peace with justice, desires a creative associate pastor with a passion for Christian education. The position is open to American Baptists and others. Contact First Baptist Church, 125 S. Cowls, McMinnville, OR 97128; (503) 472-7941.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Christ House, a medical facility for homeless men in Washington, D.C., needs one-year volunteers in nursing, social service, and support positions. Room, board, stipend, and health insurance are provided. Write or call 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1100.

Men, women, and married couples willing to risk in faith, embrace ecologically sound practices, and build community in mutuality with the urban poor should contact The Franciscan Project, R1, Box 163B, Garrison, NY 10524-9717.

Serve and share your life of faith with a small community in Baltimore, working with at-risk youth and in a residential community for persons with AIDS. Stipend and insurance are provided. Contact Xaverian Brothers, 10318-B Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042-2191; (410) 750-2850.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Worker is looking for workers to live in and provide hospitality to the women and children seeking shelter. Contact Gert Brixius, 8025 S. Honore, Chicago, IL 60620; (312) 874-2500.

Casa de los Amigos, a Quaker center in Mexico City, seeks a live-in volunteer couple or individual to manage the daily operations of its guest house and service center, starting in September. Some Spanish is required. Contact Tobin Marsh, Ignacio Mariscal 132, 06030 Mexico D.F., Mexico; (52-5) 705-0521.

LAOS House, a new interdenominational Christian community working and living among the poor of Oshawa, Ontario, is looking for full-time volunteers for one year in exchange for room, board, health insurance, and stipend. Contact Rose Barclay, 51 King St. East, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B4, Canada; (905) 434-7543.

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