This is not an exhaustive list. Positions are being added all the time but this does give you an idea of possibilities within a site. Apply for the cities you're interested in. For more information, contact the national office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (303-295-3667).
- Working with a day program for people with mental disabilities. The day program provides opportunities to engage in the arts and urban gardening. Position includes volunteer coordinating and social services.
- Working as a case manager for the homeless at a large downtown church outreach center to provide emergency assistance.
- Working with a family support center to provide services to children and their families. This position includes interacting with and providing meaningful activities for children in the after-school and summer programs, assisting in planning community events, and developing relationships with neighboring public schools.
- Working with students in a charter school in a service-learning, tutoring, or teaching role.
- Working in a residential care facility for senior adults. Coordinate volunteers. Provide developmental activities.
- Working with a tool lending library that assists neighborhoods and non-profits to identify needs in their area and then equips them with the tools to meet those needs. Position includes volunteer coordinating, involvement in light construction projects with a variety of ministries and agencies.
- A position that is half justice education and half community garden: Garden in an urban environment to provide food to local food pantries and fresh veggies for low income neighbors. Work with folks invested in the field to work to learn about environment issues within the inner city.
- A west side Christian elementary school is looking for a teacher’s assistant. This position would also work with the afterschool program at the school.
- A gang prevention program needs a mission volunteer as they work to provide afterschool structured programs as well as support groups to 3rd-12th graders. They work in several neighborhoods around the Dwell Chicago house.
- A domestic violence prevention program in Oak Park seeks a mission volunteer to serve in a variety of capacities but to mainly coordinate volunteers for the agency.
- A program that works with shut in elderly persons providing them support and activities is seeking a volunteer.
- A non-profit who works to alleviate poverty is looking for a volunteer who would help facilitate and teach financial planning and skills to low income families. This position would also include working alongside a larger team to provide grants and scholarships to low income students.
- Large citywide food distribution agency: resource counseling and work in local emergency food bank.
- Volunteer coordinator for local parish that runs multiple programs: after school program, food pantry, seniors program, and renewal program for ex-offenders.
- Work with women who have come out of the sex industry and other sex trafficking situations.
- Serve in a thrift store situation to engage clients daily in their lives, hopes and simple basic needs.
- Work with settlement of refugees.
- Drop in center for homeless women with or without children: 3 placements available: Work in Basic Services at the front desk and women's advocacy. Family Area supporting mothers, playing with and teaching children, resource advocacy for families.
- Work at a local assistance center that provides meals, clothing closet and food pantry.
- Construction, home repair and renovation for low income families and oversight of volunteer painting groups.
All work will be done in the area of homelessness, young adult and children’s programs, and possibly immigration.
Possible sites include:
- street outreach and full-scale homeless services
- a place for homeless teens and kids
- a street ministry for poverty pressured children and teens at risk of homelessness
- a ministry for homeless families
- a homeless shelter for families living with HIV
- holding regular tutoring sessions and Bible studies
- music lessons
- creation of a basketball ministry
- maintenance of a community garden
- The list is virtually endless, dependent upon the gifts and callings of the Dwellers combined with the gifts and desires of their neighbors.
- Mission volunteer to assist the volunteer department of this very large homeless assistance program in all areas of the ministry. Assistance is also needed in the women’s and children’s shelter, the men’s education center and the child development center.
- Build houses for the community. All training provided to learn all aspects of building houses of concrete block stucco construction..
- A relational young adult willing to serve in every area of the agencies programs from health clinic to HIV/Aids testing to Food bank services. Candidates with a foundation of Creole or French are required.
- Individuals called to serve children and youth in church based after-school tutoring programs. Volunteers will integrate themselves into the full life of the hosting church.
- Someone interested in assisting in every aspect of the many outreach ministries of the church. The church is a vibrant faith community in a neighborhood that's 33% Anglo, 33% Latin, and 33% Black/ Carribean. They specifically would like to focus on age level programming.
- A young adult interested in organizing neighbors into neighborhoods. The agency assists individuals with lending assistance, budgeting, and neighborhood organizing. Position possibilities range from bookkeeping to housing counselor to promotion.
- Business skills and background needed to serve clients in economic stability position, will include tax preparation for low-income families, emergency assistance, and entreprenurial classes.
- A young adult to train and empower local congregations to teach low income workers of their rights and resources. Will organize and train individuals within each church to reach their community of low wage earners by way of food banks or shelter programs. Spanish is required.
Most work placements in San Antonio revolve around service to the West side of the city, where the unit house is located, and to recent immigrants or refugees in this community. Some placements include:
- Social Work/ International Relations- Work as a case manage with refugees settling in San Antonio
- Educational/ Social Work- Work with senoirs during the day and youth after school at a local drop in community center
- Social Work- Work in various capacities at a home for homeless expectant women
- Law- Work as a paralegal in an immigration law office
- Education- Work with high school students in an intensive college prep program for first generation college students
- Construction- Assist in building process
- Education/ Youth Ministry- Work with teens in an after school program connect to a local Methodist Church