Paid summer Internships and Staff positions, YouthWorks, US, Puerto Rico and Canada
Our organization has paid summer Internships and Staff positions available for college and post-college students to lead and facilitate mission trips for youth and churches in one of 75+ communities throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. We will be hiring over 350 dynamic, servant-hearted Christian leaders for this coming summer.We exist to connect teenagers to God, each other and communities through life-changing Christ-centered mission trips. I am currently looking into Campbellsville University for a place to recruit summer staff for the summer of 2016. Qualifications for the summer staff are that staff must be at least 20 years of age (sophomore through seniors) to drive our vehicles; non-driving positions are extremely limited. We also are looking to hire a gender balanced staff this year.
YouthWorks offers several types of summer staff positions. Although each team member shares many of the same job responsibilities, unique areas of leadership define each position. Full-time YouthWorks staff are working year-round to set up the mission sites. All summer staff receive their community information and are trained at the beginning of the summer. For example, YouthWorks does not expect all Work Projects Coordinators to know how to teach home painting prior to being hired. All we ask is that you are willing to learn.
Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable and willing to grow in all areas.
Facilitate ministry while you experience authentic leadership. Mentor and supervise 3-4 Site Coordinators. Assist them with daily service and ministry projects. Manage finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site. Provide leadership for adult leaders and help them process their mission week as they experience it alongside their youth. Develop lifelong friendships with community members and be changed by their love. Site Directors must be of a post-college age, able to manage a team, and experienced in leadership.
Serve in a variety of areas. Coordinate daily service activities and see students’ lives change as they experience Christ through service. Support teams with spiritual encouragement and a servant attitude. Utility Staff begin the summer without an assigned team and instead support staff teams depending on need. Staff must be flexible and willing to adapt to changing roles and locations. At some point during the summer, Utility Staff may be permanently placed with a team to fill an open position.
Enable participants to participate in ministry while they experience the joy of loving kids ages 5-10.Facilitate a daily Kids Club and coordinate morning service opportunities. Provide leadership for participants as they create crafts, plan games, practice songs, and make a Bible story come alive. Come to know and love community kids and their families as you work with them for an entire summer. See life change first hand as youth have the chance to love children with Jesus’ love. Kids Club Coordinators must be bold and confident in leading at-risk children.
Promote an environment where youth connect their service to Jesus as you interact with them daily. Love and encourage students in their experience and faith journey. Partner with and provide leadership for daily work projects, children’s programming or service sites. Coordinate fun, meaningful and educational evening activities. Plan and facilitate a large group gathering each evening that includes worship, sharing, processing and interaction with provided theme materials.
Act as the “Site Host” during the week, welcoming participants and finding opportunities to thank and encourage them in their service during the week. Responsible for the kitchen and all meal activities and resources. Lead the youth and adult leaders in daily meal preparation and clean up, creating an atmosphere of fun, helping youth see the rewarding in serving their peers. Maintain a safe kitchen environment utilizing food safety guidelines. Complete the weekly inventory and shopping for food and cleaning supplies. Help to provide leadership at daily Work Projects, Kids Club, Outrageous Sports Camp or Service sites, serving alongside participants.
Lead ministry as you reach out to 10-14 year olds in the community by leading a daily sports camp program.Serve as head coach while participants plan and facilitate drills and scrimmages in a variety of sports. Explore valuable character traits found in the Bible and empower participants in leading small group discussions. Coordinate morning service opportunities for participants. Outrageous Sports Camp Coordinators must be bold and confident in leading at-risk children and have knowledge and experience in athletics.
Lead ministry by getting to know the various needs of a community and then discover how volunteers can help a local organization make a difference.Network with social service and ministry organizations to coordinate service opportunities for teenagers. See lives change as teenagers are taken out of their comfort zones and come face to face with Jesus in a new way. Service Coordinators must also maintain and strengthen partnerships within the community.
Help youth engage in ministry by building relationships with community members through work projects.Learn how to set up projects and partner with local community contacts. Teach participants the basics of painting and watch them be transformed as they serve in new ways. See the lasting effect on both community members whose homes have been improved, as well as the teens and adults who completed the repairs. Work Projects Coordinators must have the ability to clearly teach and prepare participants for projects.
How do I apply?
All applicants first submit an online application. Selected applicants participate in a 30 minute phone interview and/or written activity and the most promising applicants will participate in an hour long interview. From the time an online application is submitted through decision notification, can take two to six weeks (varying upon season.) Please note that without reference forms a hiring decision will be delayed.
To apply https://www.youthworks.com/
Posted on Tue, October 13, 2015
by Jacklyn Perdue