Bringing People Together

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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Sojourners Magazine May-June 1996
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