Bringing People Together

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Take part in the farm worker accompaniment ministry by people of faith during the 1997 Oregon berry and vegetable harvest, May 26-June 30. Commitment is one to seven days. Be present with union organizers in fields and labor camps to witness conditions and advocate fair pay and safe conditions. Long hours; Spanish is helpful, but not necessary. Contact Oregon Farm Worker Ministry, 390 N. Kings Valley Highway, Dallas, OR 97338; (503) 623-5153.
  • Christ House, a residential medical facility for homeless men in Washington, D.C., has yearlong volunteer opportunities for a registered nurse, administrative aide, patient activities coordinator, maintenance assistant, van driver, kitchen assistant, and social work assistant. Volunteers live together in community. Room, board, stipend, and health insurance are included. Contact Cathy Heinhold, Christ House, 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009; (202) 328-1100.
  • Witness for Peace, a faith-based human rights organization, needs volunteers for work on Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti. Help with documentation of U.S. foreign and economic policies, support for human rights, and hosting short-term delegations. Spanish fluency and a two-year commitment are required. Contact 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002; (202) 544-0781; e-mail: Witness@w4peace.org

Employment Opportunities

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Sojourners Magazine May-June 1997
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