Volunteer Opportunity
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Core Member Assistant: L'Arche Heartland, KS, L'Arche Heartland, KS, Overland Park, Kansas

Organization: L'Arche Heartland, KS
Contact Name: Thomas Marquis
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: P.O. Box 40493
Overland Park, Kansas  66204  
United States
Great For:
Service Area(s): Adult Ministry, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
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. Job Description: Daily assistance for core people in L?Arche homes: To build a relationship of mutual care and support with persons with disabilities. To provide direct care supports and skill building for core members (people with developmental disabilities) in Personal care needs (clothing, hygiene, etc.), Money management, Medical care, appointments, Family and work connections Household chores, laundry Medications, Meal preparation, and Transportation To support a home life of unity, mutual respect and participation by all members. To receive direction and supervision from assistants, coordinators, core members and house leaders regarding community building in L'Arche in order to be able to announce L?Arche and the gifts of people with Developmental Disabilities fluently to the larger community. To assist in emergency preparedness for the local L?Arche community. Benefits: 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.
  • 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: One Year Paid Internship or MBA Fellows Internship One Year Paid Internship
  • Volunteer Interns paid a living stipend from $200-$600/month (depending on site).
  • Expectation is typically 40 hours of volunteer work per week.
  • MBA Fellows Internship
  • Full Scholarship for an MBA through Bakke Graduate University (worth over $18,000; does not include graduation fees or optional travel fees)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply.
  • Supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35 hours per week.
  • Requirements
  • At least 21 years old
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Pass all applicable state required back ground checks.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to take part in team meetings; house chores; required trainings.
  • Ability to keep clear written notes for medical/state required paperwork.
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid 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 L'Arche Heartland.

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Graduate Bakke Tuition
    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend
    • Paid Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    One Year

    Initially Posted: 12/10/2015
    Last Updated: 02/10/2017