Volunteer Opportunity
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Rescue Mission Intern: Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc., Rescue Mission of Utica, Utica, New York

Organization: Rescue Mission of Utica
Contact Name: Debi Kenyon
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 212 Rutger Street
Utica, New York  13501  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Adult Ministry, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
29.0 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. Administrative Intern: Acts as the first point of contact (in person or via telephone) for almost all visitors to the Rescue Mission of Utica, including employees and volunteers visiting the Administration building. The intern will assist all administrative staff with various administrative duties (Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator, HR Manager, CFO, Donor Analysis), where the primary responsibility is to convey a professional and compassionate image of the Rescue Mission. Duties include:
  • Greet visitors, determine their needs, answer pertinent questions and assist them in getting to where they need to go.
  • Answer phone calls and direct them appropriately.
  • Receive and sign for deliveries, ensure receipt of each delivery to the appropriate employee.
  • Accept donations (in-kind and monetary).
  • Sort clothing donations.
  • All other duties as assigned by Director of Development and administrative staff.
  • Attend two safety-related trainings each year.
For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year (or summer) 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: One Year Paid Internship
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
  • Volunteer Interns paid a living stipend from $200-$600/month (depending on site).
  • Free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry. (Optional)
  • Expectation is typically 40 hours of volunteer work 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 (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 Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc..

Short Term Mission Trip Details

Benefits Offered:

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

This cost includes:

Length of Trip

One Year

Initially Posted: 04/12/2013
Last Updated: 07/07/2017