Annunciation House (El Paso)
Mission: In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, we accompany the migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. We place ourselves among these poor so as to live our faith and transform our understanding of what constitutes more just relationships between peoples, countries, and economies. (www.annunciationhouse.org)
Volunteer Position: The volunteer staff is responsible for the operation of the house, attending to the needs of the guests, coordinating the meals, picking up food donations, doing house and car maintenance, and all the other things that are necessary to maintain a house of hospitality for 50 people. Spanish or a proactive desire to learn Spanish on the job is required.
Period: One year commitment, beginning August 1, November 1, February 1 and May 25; summer internship from May 25 - August 3.
Apply by: One month prior to arrival
Housing: Community living with volunteers and those served
Minimum Age: 20 years
Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat Center, UCC (New Braunfels, TX)
Mission: year-round outdoor ministry setting of the South Central Conference. During june and July a residential youth camping program operates. (www.slumberfalls.org)
Volunteer Position: Volunteers have the opportunity to work in the area of their choice based on their gifts and talents. Areas of service include welcoming and assisting retreat groups, helping in the office, providing data entry, working in our food service department, and assisting our maintenance person. Counselors and resource specialists during summer.
Period: 2-12 months including summer
Apply by: 3 months prior to requested start date
Housing: year-round facility reserved for volunteer includes heat/ac, private bedroom and bath, plus a nice living area complete with television and a small kitchenette. Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the camp. Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the camp.
Minimum Age: 19 years
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