Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A call to long term individual volunteer at Camphor Mission in Liberia or Manjama Clinic in Sierra Leone?

Individual Volunteers

Become an individual volunteer. The opportunities for volunteers are diverse, including such positions as case managers for refugees, teachers, pastors, camp directors, children and youth assistants, and health care administrators and practitioners. The length of service is a minimum of two months and can extend to two years or more. 

Because individual volunteers are often viewed as missionaries by the host community, they should be people of faith, and preferably have some mission experience by having worked with their local church, campus ministry, or other faith community. Living in a different culture, whether nationally or internationally, presents challenges that require maturity and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.

All volunteers must be at least eighteen years of age. They are expected to fund raise for their monthly living expenses, as well as for transportation to and from the placement site. Before being considered as an individual volunteer, interested candidates must apply and attend a training and orientation session.

Orientation / Training Sessions

All individual volunteers are expected to attend an Individual Volunteer Orientation/ Training weekend prior to mission service.
Reservations are due approximately one month in advance of the Orientation/Training session. There is a fee of $200.00 which covers food, lodging and training materials.

February 20-24, 2013
Seashore Assembly – Biloxi, MS
Nearest Airport –  MS Regional Airport

April 10-14, 2013

Garrett- Evangelical Theological Seminary – Evanston, IL
Nearest Airport – Chicago, Il

June 5-9, 2013
Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, KS
Nearest Airport – Kansas City, KS

August 13-17, 2013
Alton L. Collins Conference and Retreat Center – Eagle Creek, OR
Nearest Airport – Portland, OR

October 16-20, 2013
Asbury Retreat Center – Silver Lake, NY
Nearest Airport – Greater Rochester International Airport – Rochester, NY

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