United Church of Christ

West Virginia

Alderson Hospitality House (Alderson)

Mission:  Offers support to incarcerated women by providing hospitality to family and friends who come to visit them.  (www.aldersonhospitalityhouse.org

Volunteer Position:  House coordinator to welcome people, provide a listening ear, offer transportation, and assist with housekeeping and house maintenance.  Office skills and Spanish are helpful.

Period:  Flexible

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date

Housing:  Community living with other volunteers and those served

Minimum Age:  19 years 

Bethlehem Farm (Pence Springs)

Mission:  Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic Community in Appalachia that strives to transform lives through serving the local community and teaching sustainability.  Volunteers join in living out the Gospel cornerstones of prayer, community, simplicity and service.  (www.bethlehemfarm.net)  

Volunteer Position:  Caretakers or Summer Servants live in community, run the farm and home repair program with group staff and volunteer caretakers.

Period: Caretaker - 12 month placements, begin throughout year.  Summer Servant - 2-6 weeks, April - October *Only room and board provided.

Apply by:  3 months prior to requested start date.

Housing:  Volunteer group housing

Minimum Age:  19 years