Missouri

 Disaster Recovery (Joplin)

Mission:  Long-term disaster recovery through work with rebuilding efforts from tornado in May 2011.  (http://www.ucc.org/volunteer/disaster-recovery-volunteers/joplin-mo.html) 

Volunteer Position:  Construction Site Supervisor ~ Full-time volunteer facilitates the work of the short-term disaster recovery mission trip groups through service as on-site construction supervisor.

Period:  2-6 month placements

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer house

Minimum Age:  21 years

 

Volunteer Position #2:  Hospitality Coordinator ~ Full-time volunteer assists groups with housing needs and accessing building materials.

Period:  2-6 month placements

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer house

Minimum Age:  21 years

 

Volunteer Position #3:  Disaster Recovery Group Registrar "Virtual" volunteer.  Live at home.  Serve through electronic media.  Schedule and correspond with disaster recovery mission trip groups serving in Joplin, MO through UCC and Disciples of Christ partnership with local Long Term Recovery Committee.

Period:  12 months

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer lives at home

Minimum Age:  21 years

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 Every Child's Hope (St. Louis) 

Mission:  Child-and family-service agency offering residential treatment for abused, abandoned, and neglected youth. Daycare center for preschool-aged children on campus.  (www.newbeginnings-ech.org)

Volunteer Position:  Pre-school teacher's assistant and grounds-keeping assistant

Period:  September - August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  18 years

 

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 National Farm Worker Ministry (Placement possible in Oregon, California, North Carolina or Florida; national office in St. Louis)

Mission:  Interfaith organization whose purpose is to be present with and support farmworkers as they organize for justice, empowerment, and equality.

Volunteer Position:  Community organizer; volunteers educate consumers, coordinate boycotts, promote union label products, organize rallies and delegations, arrange visits to farmworker camps and homes, write letters and leaflet, march, and pray. Volunteers assist in the development of educational materials and worship resources, organize faith-based groups for farmworkers, assist with presentations to local congregations.  (www.nfwm.org)

Period:  3-12 months throughout the year

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Host family

Minimum Age:  21 years

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115
216-736-3214
blaufusm@ucc.org