Volunteer Opportunity
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Child Development Intern: Oxford Circle CCDA, Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Organization: Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association
Contact Name: Alexandra (Sasha) Herbert
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 900 E. Howell Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19149  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s):
Hourly Commitment:
29.0 per: Day
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Youth Worker Intern: Based in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) is seeking a Youth Worker Intern. The mission of OCCCDA is to extend healing and hope in the Oxford Circle community, believing that God's purpose of reconciling all people to Jesus leads us to minister on spiritual, physical, social and economic levels. The Youth Worker Intern is responsible for developing (new program), planning and implementing activities for out of school time including after school and summer for high school age youth. The incumbent will also assist in providing referral and support services to youth and families listed in programs. Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop, plan and implement daily program activities for high school youth based on best practice models for after school and summer programs (25%)
  • Work with Youth Coalition to develop plan and model for high school program including input from youth, parents, and community (25%)
  • Work with volunteers/instructors assisting with daily activities (10%)
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with the participants' parents and schools (10%)
  • Conduct home and school visits as needed (5%)
  • Develop yearly service plan for youth enrolled in programs (5%)
  • Ensure that accurate and current documentation is maintained, including applications and any case notes and/or incident reports (10%)
  • Assist Program Director and Youth Coordinator in ensuring compliance with requirements of OCCCDA and funders (5%)
  • Develop a network of social service and support agencies which provide services to community youth (5%)
Job Qualifications:
  • A commitment to youth and the holistic vision of the OCCCDA.
  • Associate's degree in Education, social work, or related field and two years experience working with youth.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Provide current clearances (child abuse and criminal) employment and obtain a CPR and First Aid Certification within 3 months of employment.
For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, and Urban Missions.
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: Multi-Year Graduate Fellowship
  • Free tuition in Bakke Graduate University programs including MBA, Masters in Global Leadership or Social Entrenpreneurship or Doctorate in Ministry or Transformational Leadership
  • Some sites may provide an additional stipend or housing support for outstanding candidates.
  • Candidates may receive up to 6 hours of independent study credit based on practicum work at ministry site.
  • Supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 29 hours per week.
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (if you opt for the Work Study Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit Oxford Circle CCDA.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

Benefits Offered:

  • Free Graduate Bakke Tuition
  • Housing or Rental Stipend

This cost includes:

Length of Trip

One Year

Initially Posted: 08/23/2013
Last Updated: 04/15/2018