International Volunteers Serving in the US

International Volunteers Serving in the US

Back Bay Mission (Biloxi, MS)

Mission:  A community ministry of the United Church of Christ that operates in the primary program areas of direct services, work camps, social changes, new program development, and mission interpretation. and disaster recovery projects. (www.thebackbaymission.org)

Volunteer Position:  Volunteer coordinator for Housing Recovery Program

Period:  3-12 months throughout the year

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  21 years

Volunteer Position #2:  Work Site Coordinator for Housing Recovery Program

Period:  3-12 months throughout the year

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  21 years

Volunteer Position #3:  Micah Day Center Coordinator (a day center for homeless populations)

Period:  September - August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  19 years


Camp Courageous (Monticello, IA)

Mission:  Year-round respite care and recreational facility in a camp setting serving children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities. (www.campcourageous.org)

Volunteer Position:   Camp counselor, pool lifeguards, or maintenance department

Period:  2-12 months throughout year or summer

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Volunteer group housing


Church World Service Immigration & Refugee Program (Lancaster, PA)

Mission:  Resettlement of international refugees in the U.S.  (http://www.cwslancaster.org)

Volunteer Position:  Program Assistance

Period:  September - August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Shared housing

Minimum Age:  19 years


Every Child's Hope (St. Louis, MO) 

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


Gould Farm (Monterey and Boston, MA)

Mission:  Therapeutic community for adults with mental illness. (www.gouldfarm.org)

Volunteer Position:  Community volunteer - Volunteers work directly with those who come for care and live in a community setting, participating in gardening, forestry, dairy and livestock care, cooking and kitchen responsibilities, reception, marketing, maintenance, recreation and residential support, roadside store and café, community health team, residential client services, administration, child care, and community coordination.

Period:  September - August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  19 years


Heifer International Learning Center, Heifer Ranch (Perryville, AR)

*Site specific application required in additional to UCC Partners in Service applications.

Mission:  
Offers hands-on educational experiences that promote sustainable solutions to global hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.  (www.heifer.org/ranch)

Volunteer Position #1:  Host, receptionist, greeters.

Period:  3-12 month placements year-round

Apply by:  3 month prior to requested start date

Housing:  Group housing

Minimum Age:  21 years

Volunteer Position #2:  General education, livestock, horticulture, or maintenance

Period:  3-12 month placements throughout year or 7-12 month placements, beginning at staggering times throughout the year.

Housing:  Group housing

Minimum Age:  18 years


Innisfree (Crozet, VA)

Mission:  Life-sharing community for adults who have intellectual disabilities. The community lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Volunteers come from all over the world to share a year of their lives. (www.innisfreevillage.org

Volunteer Position:  Long-term volunteers serve as house managers and companions who are responsible for cooking, housekeeping, and assistance with physical and social needs of their housemates, and the household budget.  Volunteers also work side-by-side with adults with intellectual disabilities in therapeutic workstations including a woodship, a weavery, organic gardens and bakery.

Period:  September - August OR January - December

Apply by:  March 15 OR September 30

Housing:  Community living in homes with volunteers and residents

Minimum Age:  21 years


La Puente Home (Alamosa, CO)

Mission:  Nonprofit organization that provides emergency shelter, food services, advocacy, and transitional services for homeless people and community members in crisis. Services are provided to meet immediate needs and to empower people to live independently with dignity. (www.lapuente.net)

Volunteer Position:  Shelter, thrift store, food bank, family assistance program, maintenance and repairs for La Puente's several facilities

Period:  late August - early August

Apply by:  March 15

Housing:  volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  19 years


Religious Coalition For Emergency Human Needs (Frederick, MD) 

Mission:  Manages food banks and assists those with emergency, short-term needs to return to and maintain a state of economic self-sufficiency. (www.thereligiouscoalition.org)

Volunteer Position:  Volunteers assist clients,  help coordinate special projects,  help maintain an up-to-date resource directory, participate in the computerization of office operations, work with local churches, and assist in the recruitment, training, and coordination of the volunteer staff.  

Period:  September - August OR January - December

Apply by:  March 15 OR Spetember 30

Housing:  Shared apartment

Minimum Age:  19 years


Uspiritus (Louisville, KY)

Mission: Uspiritus was founded in 2012 with the merger of Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child & Family Services, two organizations that had each been in operation for more than 160 years. In their beginnings, both grew from the desire of a committed few to nurture and provide for children who needed help most. Through growth, change and ultimately partnership, the organizations that now form Uspiritus continue to uphold that philosophy in all they do to provide greater care for vulnerable children and families throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (www.uspiritus.org)

Position: Activities Specialist and Donations Management Assistant

Housing: Provided

Minimum Age: 19 years

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